Williamson, Todd

Artist Statement:

My work is about the ever-evolving idea of control and how we get there.  The lines control the colors, the colors control the eye, the eye controls what we see, what we see controls what we think, and on and on.  In this exhibition, I wanted to show both the sky and the earth in a harmonious dance and to move the viewer in a slow progression towards a “destination”, a destination that may end here or may continue to the far reaches of the globe.  


The great masters of abstract art are influences in Williamson’s work such as Rothko, Frankenthaler, Pollock Williamson says of his work, “It can be read like sheet music, giving a small glimpse of the world while creating a concerto of thoughts and memories on the canvas.”  



Todd Williamson was born in N. Alabama and lives and works in Los Angeles.  He has a BA from Belmont University in Nashville Tn ('88) and has studied at Cal State and UCLA. He was awarded the Pollock Krasner Foundation Award in ‘10, Artslant Abstract Awards ‘12, Artistic Merit Award ‘11, and is an Arts Commissioner for West Hollywood. He has exhibited extensively both in the US and internationally with such luminaries as Ed Rusche, Jenny Holzer, Joe Mancuso, Mie Olise, Donald Lipske, Ed Moses, Chuck Close, and most recently with Robert Ryman.