Born in New Orleans, Louisiana
2008-2010 Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, BFA
2009 Yale University School of Art: Summer Programs, Norfolk, CT
2006-2008 Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2005-2006 School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) Boston, MA
2001-2004 NOCCA/Riverfront (New Orleans Center for Creative Arts), New Orleans, LA
2019 Untitled, The Mistake Room, Los Angeles, CA
2019 Untitled, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2019 Staple Goods Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2017 lo·cus, 5 Press Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2013 Exposure, Expo Chicago, Chicago, IL
2013 appositions: still / birth / shit, DODGE Gallery, New York, NY
2011 brown baby, DODGE Gallery, New York, NY
2009 redefining womb space, Nesto Gallery, Milton Academy, Milton, MA
2008 work and worship stem from the same root, Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA
2005 Lorna Williams: Music from a Personal Perspective, Fine Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
2005 Lorna Williams, House of Blues: Voodoo Gardens, New Orleans, LA
2004 Lorna Williams: Sounds of Preservation, the Fine Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014 we seemed to be unanimously elected, Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Afrofuturism, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
2013 Renderings: New Narratives and Reinterpretation, Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, PA
2012 The Bearden Project, Studio Museum Harlem, NY
2012 Collage Logic, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
2012 Twisted Sisters, DODGE Gallery, New York, NY
2012 Makeup on Empty Space, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, NY
2011 MICA BFA Thesis Exhibition, Baltimore, MD
2010 S.O.S. Saving our Soul, Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, New York, NY
2010 DRAMATIS PERSONAE, DODGE Gallery, New York, NY
2009 New Art Collective 2009: Salt of the Earth, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
2006 Rise Up! Art, Sounds and Shrines, Arts Somerville, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA
2006 Introductions 2006: George Rosa & Lorna Williams, Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA
2005 Sounds of the Grain, NOCCA/Riverfront Ken Kirschman Artspace, New Orleans, LA
2014 Ossei-Mensah, Larry, “Emerging Modern Artists of 2014”, Uptown Magazine, April.
2013 Eler, Alicia, “The Girl Gore Aesthetics of White Lace, Ghosted Bodies, and Animal Menageries at Expo Chicago”, Hyperallergic, September.
2013 Miller, Leigh Anne, ‘’The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won’t Want to Miss’’, Art in America, June.
2013 Plagens, Peter, “A Rock Shop, Pet Snakes and Abstracts”, The Wall Street Journal, May.
2012 Chou, Kimberly, “Harlem’s Renaissance Man”, The Harlem Times, August.
2012 Karadi, Kika, “Interview with Lorna Williams,” FLATT Magazine, May.
2011 Johnson, Ken, “Art Review: Lorna Williams, brown baby,” The New York Times, September.
2011 Gaebe, Carly, “Tree of Life: Q+A with Lorna Williams,” Art in America, September.
2011 Halle, Howard, “Your Guide to Lower East Side Shows,” Time Out New York, September.
2011 Miranda, Carolina, “Must See Arts in the City,” WNYC, September.
2009 McQuaid, Cate, “Theme with ill fitting variations,” The Boston Globe, July.
2008 McQuaid, Cate, “Collages with a Musical Lilt,” The Boston Globe, February.
2008 Faraone, Chris, “Art Star Re-shows on Newbury,” The Weekly Dig, February.
2007 Phillips, Sephen Bennett, New American Paintings No.69, Mid-Atlantic Edition
2006 McQuaid, Cate, “Best Art Gallery Shows of 2006,” The Boston Globe, January.
2006 McQuaid, Cate, “Feeling and depth beyond her years,” The Boston Globe, January.
2006 Haynes, Gloretta, “Lorna Williams: New Orleans to Newbury Street,” The Boston Banner, January.
2006 Strutt, Rachel, “Collage Student,” The Boston Globe Magazine, January.
2006 “Wild is this show,” The Boston Globe Sidekick, January.
2006 “Artist Delves into Original Fiber of New Orleans,” New England Cable Network, January.
2006 Power, Keith, “Making the Introductions for the Up and Coming Artists,” The Boston Herald, January.
2006 Strutt, Rachel, “New Material,” Concierge Magazine, Winter.
2006 Guiliano, Charles, “Introductions,” Maverick Arts Magazine, January.
2006 “Dig this,” The Weekly Dig, January.
2005 “Sounds of the Grain,” NOCCA/Riverfront, New Orleans.
2004 “Local Student Receives Artistic Scholarship,” The Louisiana Weekly, February.
2004 “Artist Lorna Williams makes Debut,” The New Orleans Data News Weekly, August.
2004 Elie, Lolis Eric, “Symbols, Sounds Stir Young Artist,” Times Picayune, New Orleans, August.
2014 40th Street Artist In Residence Program, Philadelphia, PA
2014 Swim Pony Performing Arts: Cross Pollination Project, Philadelphia, PA
2012 Brandywine Workshop Residency, Philadelphia, PA
AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2013 Art and Change Grant, Leeway Foundation
2010 Santa Farinella Sngiamo General Fine Arts Scholarship
2009 Ellen Battell Stockel Fellowship Recipient, Yale University, School of Art, Norfolk Program
2009 Helen C. Stevens Scholarship for Rising Senior General Fine Arts Majors
2004 Presidential Scholars Program, Semifinalist
2004 National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts (NFFA)
2004 Arts Recognition and Talent Search (ARTS) Finalist in the Visual Arts Category, selected to participate in the 2004 ARTS week held in Miami, FL
2004 National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts (NFFA), Level 1 Prize Winner in the Visual Arts Category
2004 Daniel Price Memorial Scholarship for Aspiring Young Artist Recipient
2004 Helen Mervis Scholarship Award Recipient