Warner Williams

Warner Williams was born in 1949 in Carmel, California.

Warner Williams was born in 1949 in Carmel, California. He has stood on the outside of the art world for over 30 years. Warner calls his work "post-contemporary" to indicate his intention to make a break with an art world that hasn't grown in 50 years, and that he believes is based on an old, failed ideology. Warner is providing his answer to the discontents of our current civilization by creating a consistent body of work that unites classical techniques with the liberating energies of early modernism, cubism and abstract expressionism.

Weilding his mastery of the ancient skills - color reaction, sacred geometries, and mythopoetic content, Warner has created a bright and distorted reflection of the "state" of California, which has now gained an extraordinary body of oil paintings, visions of the beloved mundane, created in response to California's beauties and her horrors.


1976 Bachelor of Arts Degree, Stanford University.

Studied with Frank Lobdell, Nathan Oliviera and Keith Boyle


2020 Solo show at Un[titled] 1983 Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland

2016 Solo show at the Omiiroo Gallery, 329 15th st. Oakland, CA,

2013 Featured at the Vault Gallery, in Cambria, CA

2012 Solo show Temescal Art Center, Oakland, CA, August 3

2012 Group show ProArts Open Studios, Oakland, CA, June

2011 Official opening of Warner Williams gallery in Oakland, CA.

2010 Warner is a finalist for a $200,000 Alameda County

public arts project, for the Castro Valley Boulevard

Streetscape Improvement Project.

2009-2010 Group show at Hotel des Arts, with ScreamInc.

2007 Solo show of originals and fine art reproductions at the Canvas


San Francisco, March

2006 Solo show of fine art reproductions at Bagdad Cafe, San Francisco,


2006 Awarded a $20,000 grant from the Pollock Krasner Foundation in

N.Y., June

2006 Triptych commission of the Castro District hung at the Bagdad

Cafe, San Francisco, May

2005 Group show at Google Corporate Headquarters with Start Soma,

Mountain View, CA

2005 Group show at Yerba Buena Gardens with Studio 560, San

Francisco - June

2004 Two man show at On Gallery, Pasadena, CA with Rick Monzon

2004 Group show at "C" Gallery in Hermosa Beach, CA, curated by

Peter Frank

2004 ATM Artshow. Group show and benefit for the San Francisco Late

Night Coalition

San Francisco, August 21

2004 Group show at Mariposa building, April, San Francisco

2003 Show with Rick Monzon at The Canvas Gallery, S.F. October -


2003 Group show at Start Soma Gallery, S.F. September

2003 Group show at the Mariposa Building, S.F. August

2002 Group show at the Badlands Gallery, S.F. August

2002 Reviewed in San Francisco Art Magazine, May

2002 Show of over 50 works at Stanford Art Spaces April 10, Stanford


2002 Solo show at Davis & Cline Gallery, July, Ashland, OR

2001 Awarded a $21,000 grant from the Pollock Krasner Foundation in

N.Y., October

2002 Featured at the Oakland Museum's "Being There" Show February

22 - May 10

2002 Painting "White Bronco" purchased by Director of Oakland


Dennis Power

2002 Solo show at Firewood Cafe in Sony Metreon in San Francisco


2002 Group show at American Institute of Architects Gallery, S.F. Feb.

29 - March 30

2001 Published on the cover of Urban View Magazine, Oct. 3, Oakland

2001 Solo show at the Firewood Cafe, November, San Francisco

2001 Solo Exhibition at the "Art Party", May 9, Oakland, CA

2001 Featured on the cover The Monthly, August, Berkeley, CA

2001 Featured in "the Box", Urban View Magazine, July, Oakland, CA

2000 Solo show at Verd's Funk Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1992 ProArts Juried Annual, Oakland, CA

1976 Stanford University, Annenberg Auditorium Gallery


Aron and Karen Lewandowsky

Dennis Power

Leo Madrid

Vanessa and Mark Boston

Steve Weber and Don Backman

Nick Merz

Kelly DiMartini

Marie Rose and Jonathan Hagerman

Rick Strassburger

Michael Kelly

Theo Cedar Jones

Alicia Dawn DeRock

Heather Price

David Brown

Dan Dissett

Robin Coomer

Kathy Coomer

Steve Ennis

Clive and Adriana Skeen

Bill McMahon and Mary Porges

Rich Nagler

Carrie Birgbauer

Anne and Vicki Kahan

Robert Lane

Loretta Matty

Jennifer and Derrick Williams

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