Philemona Williamson is a narrative painter. She’s exhibited her work
for over 25 years at the June Kelly Gallery in NYC and recently, at
her mid-career retrospective at the Montclair Art Museum in NJ. Her
narrative paintings deal with gender, race and adolescence. She is the
recipient of numerous awards and residencies including the Joan
Mitchell Foundation, Pollock Krasner, National Endowment For The Arts,
New York Foundation For The Arts and Millay Colony. Her work has been
shown in solo and group exhibitions throughout the USA and abroad, She
is represented in numerous private and public collections, including
The Montclair Art Museum; The Kalamazoo Art Institute The Mint Museum
of Art; Smith College Museum of Art; Hampton University Museum;
Sheldon Art Museum; Mott-Warsh Art Collection, and AT&T. Her public
work is part of the MTA Arts For Transit Program, the MTA Poetry In
Motion and — for the NYC School Authority — a mosaic mural in the
Glenwood Campus School. She currently teaches painting at Pratt
Institute and Hunter College in NYC. Philemona also created a series
of paintings for the children’s book “Lubaya’s Quiet Roar” coming out
in October from Penguin Random House.

Please review the links below for additional information

Here I Hold Becoming, 2019-2020
oil on canvas
48 x 60 in (121.9 x 152.4 cm)

A favorite painting ~ Kerry James Marshall’s ‘Watts’