Roger Williamson

Roger Williamson

minneapolis, MN, United States

About Roger Williamson

Roger Williamson is a visual artist, residing and creating in Minneapolis Minnesota.
Born in Loughborough, England, in 1947 and growing up in Coventry he was inspired from an early age by the French Symbolist painters of late nineteenth century France,
These artistic influences, in conjunction with his own esoteric upbringing and practical experiences of magick, mythology and dream control, form the matrix, a collective oeuvre upon which his paintings and writings are an extension.
Using diverse creative media, whether painting or writing books, Williamson endeavors to develop techniques that materialize the sensuous dreaming experience into the language of the waking world. Aspiring to reintroduce mystery and ambiguity back into the adventure of human existence through the creative process, encouraging artistic audiences towards "living effulgent and invigorating lives, revitalized from the secretions of our subconscious."
Roger Williamson is the creator of Tarot of the Morning Star deck and the author of The Sun at Night.

Statement
Art is an externalization of struggle to rationalize and give form to something not understood.
The artist, like the oyster, is driven to externalize this conflict into the image of a pearl.

I believe art should be appreciated through a viewer's individual intercourse with the work, allowing the image to speak for itself and not be prejudged by societies academic paradigms.
This concept has close parallels to techniques first acquired in childhood, such as the ability to stare at clouds and see recognizable images arise and fall in the mind’s eye out of what initially was perceived as chaos.
Through this technique, letting a work speak to a deeper self than the superficial mind involves the viewer in the creative process, their imagination evolves the artwork to another level. The work is no longer stationary but part of a wave as is nature herself.

Education

Life,

Exhibitions

To Really See
Currated by Spectrum Art Works
Minneapolis downtown public library
August 10 – September 27

Art of Darkness
For the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts show Art of Darkness exhibition I will be showing two pieces: Atavistic Memories and In Times Of Peril She Would Call Up All Strange Orders Of Spirits Into Her Aura To Protect Herself From Evil.
Opening Reception Saturday, July 30th, 6-9pm
Runs through August 27th

Modern Pagans / Ancient Realms, group show, July 8th through July 29
Vine Arts Center – 2637 27th Avenue South – Minneapolis, MN 55406

Animal Attraction, group, October 1 from 5 to 9pm, Gallery 427,
Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413

Doorways to the Underworld, group show, October 25th 2014

Third Offering Gallery, group show, Paganicon | Twin Cities Pagan Conference March 2014

Transcendental Vibration Abstracted Gallery 1618 Central Ave NE Suite 110, Minneapolis, MN

First Thursday, group show, December 5th, 2013 Gallery 402B 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Chimera Solo Show Opening Saturday August 3rd., 2013 Stevens Square Center For The Arts 1905 3rd Avenue S Minneapolis, MN 55404

Bed Time Story Show Group Show January 5th through January 24th 2013 Stevens Square Center for the Arts 1905 3rd Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55404

Third Offering Gallery, group show, Paganicon | Twin Cities Pagan Conference March 2013

So This is How the Spirits Talk Solo Show Opening Saturday November 3rd 2012 7:30pm The Tea Garden 1692 Grand Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55105

COLORS Group Show Friday, August 24th 2012-October 20th, 2012 Gamut Gallery 1006 Marquette Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55402

Animal Art III: Rescue Me Group Show Friday, December 2, 2011 – 7pm-10pm Altered Esthetics Gallery 1224 Quincy St NE, Mpls MN 55413

Fear Itself Group Show Friday October 7th, 2011 Altered Esthetics Gallery 1224 Quincy St NE, Mpls MN 55413

God Factory, An Exhibition of Original Paintings by Roger Williamson Solo Show October 8th, 2011 The Nicollet 1931 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404 Exhibition runs through November 12th. Details

Flesh and Form Group show Friday, April 1, 2011 Altered Esthetics Gallery 1224 Quincy St NE, Mpls MN 55413


Abducted by Dreams Solo Show Feb 2010 Espresso Royale Cafe 1229 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

Other Doors Solo Show March 2009 Bean Factory 1518 Randolph Ave Saint Paul

Solo Show Taraccino Coffee House Solo Show 224 E. Hennepin, Minneapolis, MN 55414 Feb 15th 2007 – March 15th 2007

The Visual Grimoire Solo Show The Eye of Horus Gallery – Oct. 28, 2006 – Jan. 28, 2007