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.
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, Ive 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.
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. Marks work is part of private collections in California, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, and Tennessee.
It can also be found in the VSA Gallerys 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 Gallerys 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 Associations 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.