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.
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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.
Williams has been selected as one of five artists representing Georgia in a curated exhibition sponsored by the National Museum of Women in the Arts at the Atlanta Contemporary Museum. Williams is currently exhibiting a media installation at the European Cultural Center’s Palazzo Bembo in tandem with the 59th Venice Art Biennale. Additionally, they are exhibiting an installation at the 2022 Florence Night Out Festival and are presenting a solo exhibition at the Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art at Augusta University.