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Mark Williamson, Contemporary Artist


Mark Williamson has an extensive background in visual art and communication, with 20 years’ experience in graphic design, communication, journalism, advertising, public relations, and marketing.

Mark Williamson He is also a respected artist himself: His series of digital images, “Kaleidoscope,” has gained serious interest in the Louisville metropolitan area, and he has had several recent one-person and group exhibitions in Kentucky, Indiana, and North Carolina. Works from his “Eden” series are available at the Louisville Visual Art Association Gallery, and works from “Kaleidoscope” and several other series are available at the Spring Street Gallery in Jeffersonville, IN.

“Since early childhood, I’ve been fascinated by the limitless patterns created by kaleidoscopes,” he says. “In this series of digital images, I use the computer to replicate and enhance my hand-painted images to create energy, movement, balance, and harmony. The resulting vertical plane of precise, symmetrical, abstract designs are reminiscent of vibrant kaleidoscope paterns.”

Artwork Work from “Kaleidoscope” also has been featured in Fusion+Art=Technology at the Bank One Gallery (Louisville), Frameless II: Works on Paper at Southeastern Community College (Whiteville, NC), and KET’ Gallery ’98 art auction. Mark’s work is part of private collections in California, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, and Tennessee.

It can also be found in the VSA Gallery’s national slide registry at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Troubled Skies from the “Kaleidoscope” series appears in the VSA Gallery’s 1999 promotional calendar. Mark is a member of the VSA Arts of Kentucky board.

Mark also has served as a guest lecturer at Bellarmine and Sullivan colleges in Louisville. He is a multi-award-winning artist, photographer, graphic designer, and writer and was the recipient of the Kentucky Bank Marketing Association’s Marketing Excellence Award for 1991. His work has received national attention in publications like Graphic Design: usa and Financial Advertising Review.

A long-time member of the International Association of Business Communicators, Mark served as the 1990-91 vice president of administration for the Lexington (KY) chapter and has received 13 Bronze Quill Awards. He also is a member of the Louisville Visual Art Association.

The Bourbon County native lives in Louisville.

Program 218

This week we will meet contemporary artist, Mark Williamson; Scott Erbes from the Speed Art Museum takes us to Cave Hill Cemetery for "Art Surrounds Us"; and we will hear the music of Slackshop as they perform live in our studio. (#218)

Program 431

An art demo by Mark Williamson; music from percussion duo Stick Click; and a visit to Art Sparks, the interactive gallery at the Speed Art Museum. (#431)

Program 450

Multi-media artist Mark Williamson, the Speed Museum’s gallery for kids, and percussion duo Stick Click. (#450)


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