Untitled (Mylar), 2011, HD video, 3:28 minutes, 14×26″. Courtesy the artist.


My practice is characterized by harnessing elemental and natural forces to create durational performative actions. Set in landscapes as varied as the Delaware River in Pennsylvania and Chile’s Atacama Desert, my projects reveal the invisible systems and forces at play within these sites. In this way, the works represent a performative experiment, a collaboration with forces outside of my control to explore systems of knowledge and belief.

William Lamson (Brooklyn, NY) received his MFA from Bard College in 2006. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Pierogi Gallery in both Brooklyn, NY and Leipzig, Germany, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City, and Tatiana Kourochinkina, in Barcelona, Spain. Lamson’s work has been included in group exhibitions at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA, Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, NY, and the Brooklyn Museum in NYC. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a MacDowell Fellowship, and his work is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum and the Indianapolis Museum of Art, among others.