Margaux Williamson

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Margaux Williamson is a Canadian artist, born in the United States. She lives in Toronto.

She has exhibited her work in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver and elsewhere. Her last solo painting exhibition was at the Marvelli Gallery in New York City [1]

Her work has been written about favorably in Canadian Art magazine,[2] the Toronto Star,[3] the New York Times [4] and other publications.

Williamson’s first film, Teenager Hamlet, was presented in 2008 as a gallery installation piece [5] at the Toronto International Film Festival. An altered version was released as a DVD in 2010. It stars Sheila Heti and Sholem Krishtalka. It was shot by the photographer Lee Towndrow and produced by Julia Rosenberg of January Films.[2] With the film, Williamson constructed a fiction out of documentary footage consisting primarily of reality-based interviews and scenarios set up between her friends and neighbors.[6]

She appears as a character in Sheila Heti’s novel “How Should A Person Be?” [7]

She was the Art Gallery of Ontario's Artist-in-Residence from January to March 2012.[8]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Hamlet Inspired, Interview by Catherine Yu-Shan Hsieh, NyArts Magazine, March–April 2008.
  2. ^ Margaux Williamson: Rewind, by David Balzer, Canadian Art Magazine, Winter 2005.
  3. ^ Artist finds sweetness in dark places, by Peter Goddard, Toronto Star, page H7, July 12, 2003.
  4. ^ Moments That Mattered: Teen Spirit, Edited by Emily Gould, New York Times Magazine, Nov 21, 2009.
  5. ^ Teenager Hamlet: I’m, like, melancholy, by Jason Anderson, Toronto Star, Oct 14 2010.
  6. ^ The Production Front's Venn diagram of creative exploration, by Richard Rosenbaum, Broken Pencil Magazine, Oct 2010.
  7. ^ Sheila and Margaux (and Sheila) look into life, by Anakrana Schofield, Globe and Mail, Oct 8 2010.[1]
  8. ^ "Artist-in-Residence". Art Gallery of Ontario. Retrieved 17 May 2013.