Margaux Williamson

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Margaux Williamson is a Canadian artist.


Williamson was born in 1976 in Pittsburgh. She spent the first thirteen years of her life in the United States before moving to Canada. She lives in Toronto.[1]


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 [2]

Williamson’s first film, Teenager Hamlet, was presented in 2008 as a gallery installation piece [3] 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.[4]

She appears as a character in Sheila Heti’s novel “How Should A Person Be?” [5]

Her work has been written about in Canadian Art magazine,[6] the Toronto Star,[7] the New York Times [8] and other publications.

She was the Art Gallery of Ontario's Artist-in-Residence from January to March 2012.[9]


  1. ^ James, Adams. "Margaux Williamson: Meet the artist whose life has been the stuff of fiction". the Globe and Mail. The Globe and Mail Inc. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Hamlet Inspired, Interview by Catherine Yu-Shan Hsieh, NyArts Magazine, March–April 2008.
  3. ^ Teenager Hamlet: I’m, like, melancholy, by Jason Anderson, Toronto Star, Oct 14 2010.
  4. ^ The Production Front's Venn diagram of creative exploration, by Richard Rosenbaum, Broken Pencil Magazine, Oct 2010.
  5. ^ Sheila and Margaux (and Sheila) look into life, by Anakrana Schofield, Globe and Mail, Oct 8 2010.[1]
  6. ^ Margaux Williamson: Rewind, by David Balzer, Canadian Art Magazine, Winter 2005.
  7. ^ Artist finds sweetness in dark places, by Peter Goddard, Toronto Star, page H7, July 12, 2003.
  8. ^ Moments That Mattered: Teen Spirit, Edited by Emily Gould, New York Times Magazine, Nov 21, 2009.
  9. ^ "Artist-in-Residence". Art Gallery of Ontario. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 

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