Work & Bio

Regina Williams

My paintings are landscape/nature based, often including figures, architectural elements or other signs of human encounter with places in nature. They arise from sites that I have experienced, sites and resonate for me, compel me to examine carefully in order to understand the attraction, the sense of tension, of life unresolved and unfolding. They often take shape in multiple canvas format to separate, emphasize or juxtapose visual elements.

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Studied at

Three Year Fine Arts Diploma with Honours, Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario, 1995
B.Sc. Western Michigan University, 1964


October Art Residency, Fundacion Valpariaso, Mojacar, Spain, 2012
RBC Private Counsel, New Canadian Painting Competition, Central Canada Winner, 2001
Best in Show, North Simcoe Arts Council Exhibition, Midland, Ontario, 1995
The Design and Visual Arts Scholarship, Georgian College, Ontario, 1995
Heinz Jordan and Company Ltd. Award, Georgian College, Barrie Ontario, 1994

Member of

Art Gallery of Ontario
Canadian Artists' Representation Ontario
MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario
National Gallery of Canada
Power Plant, Toronto
Visual Arts Ontario

Solo Exhibitions

Corridor Gallery, Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, Ontario, 2020
"Currents, Waves and Tides", Ferneyhough Contemporary, North Bay, Ontario, 2015
"Residency Exhibition" Fundacion Valparaso, Mojacar, Spain, 2014
"Shore/Line", Ferneyhough Contemporary, North Bay, Ontario, 2013
"Away", Ferneyhough Contemporary, North Bay, Ontario, 2011
“Horizons”, Roberts Gallery, Toronto, 2010
"Pelagic" Joan Ferneyhough Gallery, North Bay, Ontario, 2009
“From Here To There”, Roberts Gallery, Toronto, 2008
“Horizon: Recent Paintings”, The Campus Gallery, Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario, 2007
“Site/Seeing”, Joan Ferneyhough Gallery, North Bay, Ontario, 2007
“Sites / Insights”, Roberts Gallery, Toronto 2006
“People and Places”, Roberts Gallery, Toronto 2004
MacLaren Parallel Exhibition, Scotia McLeod Office, Barrie, 2000
“Water”, Chapel Gallery, Bracebridge Ontario, 2000
“New Paintings”, Double Door Gallery, Aten Mills, Ontario, 1998
“Recent Paintings”, Gallery 100 Yonge, Toronto, Ontario, 1998

Group Exhibitions

"Legacy Landscapes" Orillia Museum of Art and History (OMAH), 2019
"Snow Show" The Campus Gallery, Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario, 2016
"pattern in contemporary art" Joan Ferneyhough Gallery, North Bay, Ontario, 2009
“Annual Sketches Exhibition”, Roberts Gallery, 2003-2010
“UrbanVisions 07”, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario, 2007
“Face off”, Self Portrait Exhibition, Double Door Gallery, Anten, ON, 2006
“Rough Water”, Joan Ferneyhough Gallery, North Bay, ON, 2006
“Triple X”, Visual Arts Ontario, five Ontario Exhibitions, 2005-2006
“Swamp”, the Boxcar collective, Double Door Gallery, Anten Mills, Ontario, 2005
“Looking for Lucius”, the Boxcar collective, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, 2004
“Water Project”, Roberts Gallery, Toronto 2003
“Artist Choice”, Roberts Gallery, Toronto, 2003-Present
Toronto International Art Fair with Roberts Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, 2002-2019
“7th Annual Canadian Art Galla and Auction”, Toronto 2002
“Four New Artists”, Roberts Gallery, Toronto 2002
RBC Private Counsel New Canadian Painting Competition, Exhibition of 5 Finalists, Gallery “One”,Toronto, 2001
“Home”, Ontario Society of Artists Juried Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, 2001
“In Anticipation: Highlights From the Permanent Collection”, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, 2001
“Passages in Time”, Triffin Centre, Orillia, Ontario, 2000
“A Small Collection”, Spiegl Office, Barrie, Ontario, 1999
“A=Art”, Barrie Career Centre, Barrie, Ontario, 1999
“Juried Exhibition”, Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton, Ontario, 1999
“The Path”, Triffin Centre, Orillia, Ontario, 1999
“Women's Exhibition”, The Courtfolio Gallery, Orillia, Ontario, 1998


Georgian College, Barrie
MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie
RBC Private Counsel, Toronto
Scotia McLeod Inc., Barrie
The Toronto Hunt Club, Toronto
Davis and Henderson Ltd., Toronto
Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie
Private Collections in Canada & United States