Philemona Williamson is a narrative painter. She has been exhibiting her work for over 25 years at the June Kelly Gallery in NYC and in 2017 at her mid-career retrospective at the Montclair Art Museum in NJ. Her narrative paintings deal with gender, race and adolescence. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Pollock/Krasner, National Endowment For The Arts and The New York Foundation For The Arts. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad, She is represented in numerous private and public collections, including The Montclair Art Museum, NJ; The Kalamazoo Art Institute, MI; The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC; Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA; Hampton University Museum, VA; Sheldon Art Museum, Lincoln, NE; Mott-Warsh Art Collection, Flint, MI, and AT&T. Her public work is part of the MTA Arts For Transit Program located at the Livonia Ave Station, the MTA Poetry In Motion and for the NYC School Authority, a mosaic mural in the Glenwood Campus School. She was an artist-in residence at The Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, NY and currently teaches painting at Pratt Institute and Hunter College in NYC.