Marianna Dixon Williams


  • Assistant Professor of Art Studio
Marianna D. Williams

Marianna Dixon Williams builds handmade electronic objects and develops installations that question themes of identity, environmental change, and the ability of this world to be simulated, emulated, and measured digitally. Williams has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Europe and has completed projects in sites ranging from the Arctic Circle to South Africa’s Western Cape. Notable exhibitions include The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C., the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, The Wrong Biennial, the James A. Michener Museum, the Noyes Museum Galleries, and the European Cultural Center’s Palazzo Bembo in tandem with the 59th Venice Art Biennale. Williams has acted as a Design Fellow at Penn Praxis, a consultant for the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, a consultant for Georgia’s Covid-19 Taskforce, an organizer for community-driven arts spaces, and has produced commissioned installations for ShopCore Properties and Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate. Williams is a recipient of a Community Foundation grant.

Happening at Mount Holyoke

Recent campus news

With the opening of the Media Lab in the Art Building, MHC students exploring filmmaking, architecture, studio art and other pursuits, have another cutting-edge facility — as well as state-of-the-art digital equipment and capabilities — at their disposal.

New faculty Marianna Dixon Williams is a visual artist whose work spans a variety of media, including sound, video, computer science and fabrication.

Recent Honors

Marianna Dixon Williams (GA), Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya (NY), Irene Fenara (Italy) Presents New Worlds: Technologies Panel on March 13, 2024 from 12 to 1 pm ET. Register:

Williams, D. 2023. Visiting Artist Lecture at UMass Amherst on October 12, 2023.

Williams, D. (2023) Artist Talk at Valley Art Salon on October 26, 2023.

Williams, D., (2023) Group Exhibition, Curated by Shaina Gates

Williams, D. (2023) Solo exhibition at Oresman Gallery, Smith College

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