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Sculpture Professor Moses Williams named Artist-in-Residence at UMOCA

Moses Williams UMOCA AIR

Congratulations to Moses Williams, Assistant Professor in Sculpture Intermedia, named Artist-in-Residence at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art  from February 2023 – January 2024. The residency will conclude with a solo exhibition featuring a new body of work.

Moses Williams art practice explores the inseparable nature of cognitive and material experience as it is lived both in and through the body. Working in sculpture, installation, performance, video, and sound, he investigates themes of ritual, empathy, sensuality, suffering, the abject, and the sacred. His practice is an intentional pursuit of the substantive and experiential aspects of what we encounter, a phenomenological examination of the relationship between bodies, materials, objects, and things. It is a lifelong attempt to develop whole-bodied awareness: a cultivation of traditional practices and knowledge in order to thoughtfully question experiences, and to wonder about the possibilities in actively, consciously, and intimately engaging with others and the environment.

Moses received a BFA from Watkins College of Art, Design & Film in Nashville, TN and an MFA from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

He has exhibited and performed throughout the United States and Europe, including Apexart – New York, Das KloHäuschen Art Center, Der Kulturanker Magdeburg, The Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, Utah Museum of Fine Art, Zeihersmith Pop-up Gallery, and David B Smith Gallery. Moses has collaborated with The Nashville Ballet and Alias Chamber Ensemble, and with the residents of Unit 2 (the Death Row unit) at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, TN on a project with multiple exhibitions spanning several years.