C. V.

Gail Williams

Visual Artist, Iya l’Orisha
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Selected Exhibitions 1996 – 2017
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2017     The power of spirit is an infinite River.
US Department of Arts & Culture Celebration of Dr. King and the “Revolution of Values” 1967-2017, usdac.us/revolution

2014     Altar for the Waters of the World
Collaboration with Uzuri Amini for MOISTURE, The Water Cycle Continues—A Community Ritual for the Waters with Luisah Teish & Friends, La Pena Cultural Center, Berkeley, Ca

2013     Body Maps
Sophia University Art Gallery, Palo Alto, Ca

2010     5 Directions Ancestor Altar
Festival of the Bones, A Community Ritual for Our Ancestors produced by Ile Orunmila Oshun, Center for Spiritual Living, Oakland, Ca

2009     Odu Meji Flags & Altars
Collaboration with Xochi Maes Valdez and Lulit Taka, Ile Orunmila Oshun Honoring 16 Festival, Oakland, Ca

2005     Altar for Victims of Hurricane Katrina
Collaboration with Luisah Teish, Uzuri Amini, Lulit Taka, Vance Williams, Diane Rathey, Oakland Museum Annual Dia de los Muertos Community Celebration, Oakland, Ca

2004     Seven Artists from the Bay Area No Limits for Women in the Arts Community
Women on the Way Festival 2004, Venue 9 Theater, San Francisco

2003     Body & Soul: Connecting With an Expanding Community
New College of California Cultural Center Gallery, San Francisco

2002     Dark Mother: African Origins and Godmothers-Exhibit and Celebration
Namaste Gallery, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco

2001     Embodied: Feminist Self-Portraits
Galleria Tonantzin, San Juan Bautista, Ca

2000     Altar for the West and Waters, Oshun & Yemaya
Daughters of the Goddess Annual Beltane Festival, Orinda, Ca

1998     The Female Gaze: Women Looking at Men
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, Ca

1997     Symbols for a New Millenium
Women’s Caucus for Art Exhibition, SOMAR II Gallery, San Francisco

1996     The Power of Women’s Blood
Altar installation, Blood Magick & Ritual Art by Women Artists, Lab Gallery, San Francisco

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Education
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2001    MA Philosopy and Religion
California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco

1975    BFA Painting
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

2010-13    City College of San Francisco
Graphic Design, Photography, Web Design & Development

1987-91    City College of San Francisco
Ceramics, Printmaking, Fine Artist & Business