Born in  Columbus, Ohio
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

 

EDUCATION
1999
MFA, California Institute of the Arts

1997
BFA, Ohio University

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017
Overheads, Brennan & Griffin, New York

2016
Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

2015
Halved and Quartered, Brennan & Griffin, New York
Brennan & Griffin, New York

2014
Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

2012
Brennan & Griffin, New York

2011
Brennan & Griffin, New York

2009
Sister, Los Angeles

2007
Sister, Los Angeles

2005
Sister, Los Angeles

2002
Sies and Hoke Galerie, Dusseldorf, Germany

1999
Dan Bernier Gallery, Los Angeles
Thesis Show, CalArts, Valencia, CA

1998
May I Help You?, Lax Gallery, Houston

1997
Ohio University Art Gallery, Athens, OH

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016
High Anxiety: New Acquisitions, Rubell Family Collection, Miami
Between Something and Nothing, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

2015
Where the Sand Worm Slumbers, curated by Adam D. Miller and Devon Oder, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles

2013
They Might Well Have Been Remnants of the Boat, curated by Katherine Cohn, Calder Foundation, New York, NY
Abstraction (Sound and Vision), curated by Joey Kotting, Todd Madigan Gallery, California State University, Bakersfield

2012
Teenage Hallucination, curated by Dennis Cooper and Giséle Vienne, Centre Pompidou, Paris

2011
Six Pack, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

2010
The Mass Ornament, curated by John Rasmussen, Barbara Gladstone, New York
Palma Photo, Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
LAst Show, Kathryn Brennan at Cottage Home, Los Angeles
Darren Bader Number(s), Eighth Veil, Los Angeles

2009
Video Journeys, curated by Katie Brennan, Sister @ Cottage Home, Los Angeles
Group Show, Sister, Los Angeles
Insurance is not always Assured, curated by Jonathan Durham, Abrons Art Center/Henry Street Settlement, New York

2008
Insurance is not always Assured, curated by Jonathan Durham, Skydive, Houston
Noise, SiteLA, Los Angeles
Globetrotters, curated by Katie Brennan, 410 Cottage Home, Los Angeles

2006
LA Trash and Treasure, curated by Liv Stotlz, Milliken Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
The Female Machine, Sister, Los Angeles
Dynasty, Gallery MC, New York

2005
Everything in Particular, curated by Kevin Hanley, ACME, Los Angeles
Group Video Show, Sister, Los Angeles

2004
Royal Wedding, curated by Ecole du Magasin: Session 13, MAMCO, Geneva
Group Project / Mail in Show, London Street Projects, Los Angeles
Please, Please Yourself, Atelier Cardenas, Paris

2003
Wit Form Rainbow, curated by Katie Brennan, The Project, Los Angeles
Hide and Seek or Hidden Agenda, curated by Katie Brennan, ACME, Los Angeles
Light and Spaced Out, curated by Carlos Cardenas, Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris

2002
Group Video Show, London Street Projects, Los Angeles
Group Video Show, LOW, Los Angeles
Play it as it Lays, curated by Clarke ad McDevitt, The London Inst. Gallery, London
The Funeral Home, curated by Dennis Cooper, Los Angeles

2001
Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, The New Museum, New York
Kopp Kordansky / John Williams, Hot Coco Lab, Venice
Are Friends Electric?, curated By Steven Hull, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas
Prodigal Prodigy, curated by Theo Tegelaers, White Box, New York
Song Poems, curated by Steven Hull, Cohan, Leslie and Brown, New York
W, curated by Bob Nickas, Musee de Beaux-Arts, Dole, France
Hemorrhaging of States, curated by Ciara Ennis & Theo Tegelaers, Tent, Rotterdam
SMALLISH, curated by Dennis Cooper, Greengrassi, London
Mink Jazz, curated by Bruce Hainley, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
Pause, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

2000
Group Painting Show, Echo Park Projects, Los Angeles
The Closet Show, curated by Kimberly Varella, Los Angeles

1999
Arbitrary Anomalies, Gallery 207, Los Angeles
CalArts Postal, Studio 9, London
Homeless in Los Angeles, curated by Ciara Ennis, Mota Gallery, London
Remix, curated by Ciara Ennis & Robert Crouch 1962 N. Bronson, Los Angeles

1998
Anwander, Bazaar de Koln, Koln, Germany
6 Emerging Artists, Dan Bernier Gallery, Los Angeles

 

PERFORMANCES
2015
Brennan & Griffin, New York (Red Hook)

2013
Battle: John Williams vs. Elka Krajewska, Calder Foundation, NY

2012
Record Projection, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Battle: John Williams vs. Elka Krajewska, Postmasters, NY

2011
Battle: John Williams vs. Elka Krajewska, Brennan & Griffin, NY
Record Projection, Brennan & Griffin, NY

2010
Record Projection, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

2009
Record Projection, Sister, Los Angeles, CA
Record Projection, Abrons Art Center / Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY

2008
Two nights of Performances, August 7th and August 16th, Sister, Los Angeles, CA

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2017
Krasinski, Jennifer, “With his Playful ‘Overheads’, John Williams Finds Life in the Shadows”, The Village Voice, July 14

2015
Watson, Simon, “Miami Museu de Morar”, Casa Vogue Brazil, pp123-131 (reproductions)

2011
Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, “Untitled and Me: Living with an Abstract Painting,” LA Weekly, October 14 – 20, p. 43.

2010
Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, “Darren Bader,” Artforum.com, March 2010.

2009
Taubman, Lara, “Endless Summer,” Artnet.com, August 7, 2009.
Taft, Catherine, “Exhibition Review,” Artforum, May, p. 246, illustration.

2008
Britt, Douglas, “Skydive offers an artistic view of the nontraditional”, Houston Chronicle, Oct 21.
Taft, Catherine, “Globetrotters,” Art Review, April, p. 136.
Coleman, Caryn, “Forget it Jake, This is Chinatown”, artreview.com, Feb 22.

2007
Taft, Catherine, “Review”, Modern Painters, March 2007, p. 94.

2005
Hainley, Bruce, Review, Artforum, May, p. 194, Illustration.

2003
Myers, Holly, Review, LA Times, September 12.
Le Guen, Catherine, Review, Le Telegramme, September 6.
Arne Ehmann, Von, Review, Sonntag, June 15, Illustration.
Renard, Emilie, Review, Artforum.com / critics picks, August.
Cardenas, Carlos, Eight to Eight Magazine, No. 7, Illustration.

2002
Blandford, Richard, “Play It As It Lays,” Review, Frieze,  pg.112, Illustration.
Nickas, Robert (editor), “W”, Catalogue, pg. 27, Illustration.

2001
Von Schlegell, Mark, Review, Art and Text, Summer, pp. 76-77
Triming, Lee, Review, “Smallish”, Flash Art, May–June, p.95
Staple, Polly, Review, “Smallish”, Art Monthly, April 2001, pp. 28-30
Jones, Jonathan, Review, The Guardian Newspaper, March 28, 2001, p.16, Illustration.
Farquarson, Alex, “Quote Unquote”, Untitled, Spring, pp. 4-5, Illustration.
Cooper, Dennis, Review, Artforum, January, p. 119,Illustration.

1999
Hainley, Bruce, Review, Artforum, May, pp. 183-184, Illustration.
Pagel, David, Review, LA Times, March 26.

1998
Dewan, Shaila, Review, Houston Press, Shop Art, August 13-19, p.55, Illustration.