Ep.62 features William Villalongo. He received his B.F.A. from The Cooper Union School of Art, NYC and his M.F.A. from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia.

Recent exhibitions include Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Selections from the Rose Collection, 1933-2018 at the Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA; Living in America, curated by Assembly Room, at the International Print Center, NYC; Afro cosmologies: American Reflections, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT; Young, Gifted, and Black: The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art, OSilas Gallery, Concordia College, Bronxville, NY, traveling to Lehman College Art Gallery, Lehman College, Bronx, NY; New Mythologies: William Villalongo, The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture, Charlotte, NC; Greater New York, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY; and the online exhibition, Life During Wartime, curated by Christian Viveros-Fauné, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL, among others.

In 2023, Villalongo will have a solo museum exhibition originating at the Grinnell College Museum of Art, Grinnell, IA.

He is the recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptor’s Grant.

His work is included in the permanent collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; Denver Art Museum; Grinnell College Museum of Art, Grinnell, IA; Princeton University Art Museum; the Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC; the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC; and the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, among others.

He is an Associate Professor at The Cooper Union School of Art, NYC.

In January 2021, William presented his sixth solo exhibition with the Susan Inglett Gallery, titled ‘Sticks & Stones’, which highlighted the artist’s signature black velvet cut paper work.

Artist Website https://villalongostudio.com/

Cooper-Union https://cooper.edu/art/people/william-villalongo

Gallery https://www.inglettgallery.com/

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Villalongo

Creative Independent https://thecreativeindependent.com/people/william-villalongo-on-discovering-materials-that-mean-something-to-you/

Life During War Time Exhibition Time https://lifeduringwartimeexhibition.org/william-villalongo

paintings all ‘Courtesy of Susan Inglett Gallery’

‘A Seed Is A Star’ 2020

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

‘Mother Tongue’ 2020

'Mother Tongue' 2020

‘Stones’ 2020

'Stones' 2020