Margaux Williamson (b. 1976)

Teenager Hamlet (2010/2012)
dancing to the end of poverty (2008)

Margaux Williamson lives in Toronto. She has had solo  exhibitions in Toronto, New York and Los Angeles. She took a break from exhibiting paintings in 2008 to allow for a time of independent study. In 2009, she was artist in residence in Dawson City, Yukon. Her movie, Teenager Hamlet premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was released for distribution in Canada and the U.S. in 2010. In 2010 she started writing about movies on Movie Is My Favorite Word and shortly after created the cultural review site Back to the World with the critics Carl Wilson and Chris Randle. She has recently been asked to write movie reviews for The Believer Magazine.  Her work has been reviewed or featured by The National Post, The Toronto Star, The New York Times, The Artfag, The Paris Review, Canadian Art Magazine, among others. She was the art director and a curator for the Toronto lecture series Trampoline Hall for five years, has created graphics and videos for the band Tomboyfriend, and works the writer Sheila Heti on various projects including The Production Front where they do projects with other artists. Most recently, she was the artist in Residence at the Art Gallery of Ontario.