About

Adam Williamson is an award-winning calligrapher and sculptor who has undertaken a long list of prestigious commissions and exhibited internationally.

A skilled calligrapher, geometer and stone/wood carver, Adam is drawn to particular shapes and patterns that can tessellate into perfectly balanced structures. His work tries to embody universal principals found in nature through hands-on craftsmanship.

Adam has been commissioned by a list of clients that includes,

HRH the Prince of Wales, NYU, Spotify USA, Oxford University, Shakespeare’s Globe London, Kew Gardens, Westminster Abbey, the British Council, the Foreign Office in Vienna.

He has also carried out a series of permanent public art works around the UK; you can view a project for Sustrans in Wales here.

Adam has been a sessional lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London and given workshops and public lectures at many leading cultural institutions in the UK and beyond, including the The British Museum, Cambridge University, The British Library, The V&A Museum, The National Portrait Gallery, New York University, Spotify (NY), and MIA (Doha, Qatar).

Having grown up in a family of artisans, Adam has travelled the globe to work with artists from diverse backgrounds in places such as Mount Athos in Greece, Granada in Spain, Fez in Morocco and Istanbul in Turkey. He was the subject of a documentary which follows his travels in Malaysia and Indonesia studying local woodcarving practices.

Adam regularly worked as a consultant in Jamaica for a PSTA project supporting a group of Jamaican woodcarvers for several years, and led a program focusing on indigenous crafts and dialogue with Elders in British Colombia, Canada, over a period of a year. He has also undertaken consultancy work in China and Azerbaijan that focused on preserving traditional craft skills in these areas.

His work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including:

Carpet Pages II: Roots
Mile End Art Pavilion, East London

In Search of the Dot that Created the Circle: Geometry in Nature
BOA Gallery, West Hollywood Los Angeles, CA

Absolute and Infinite: New Interpretations of Geometric Designs
The MADI Museum, 3109 Carlisle Street, Dallas, TX

Adam works from his studio in Bow Arts, East London.

 

Adam Williamson on Sculpture from amjad el-geoushi on Vimeo.