1080 Keewatin St,
Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 6T7

Fire, Margaux Williamson, oil on canvas, 177.8 × 213.4 cm, 2021



Margaux Williamson is a painter for our times. The global pandemic has not only reshaped our relationships with friends and family, home life and work life, but it has also changed our feelings about familiar places. Williamson’s work, made before and during the pandemic, expresses curiosity and wonder toward everyday spaces and objects.
The exhibition includes works that focus on three familiar settings: her studio, her home, and the bar. She is attuned and analytical in how she represents these spaces, but she is also disruptive. An archivist of sorts, she builds files of “text sketches”—phrases, lists, dream fragments, along with photographs, torn magazine images, and drawings—which inform her images. Residing in the real world but without allegiance to the tradition of realism, Williamson offers new ways of seeing and experiencing reality, capturing both the familiarity and strangeness of today’s world.  Margaux Williamson is a Toronto-based artist and writer. Guest Curated by Jessica Bradley. Organized and circulated by McMichael Canadian Art Collection.


Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Doors open @ 7:30 PM

Artist talk @ 8:00 PM


Are you curious about the artistic process? Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear Margaux discuss her creative process and influences behind her exhibition Interiors.

Margaux Williamson’s first museum exhibition takes her interior views and the interiority of the imagination as its central themes, bringing together more than thirty paintings dating from 2005 to the present.


Join us Tuesday, December 13th for this free, in-person event. Can’t make it to the Gallery? We will be livestreaming Margaux’s talk on our YouTube channel.


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Garlic, Margaux Williamson, oil on panel, 40.6 × 40.6 cm 2019

Window, Margaux Williamson, oil on canvas, 160 × 228 cm, 2017

Margaux Williamson (b. 1976) is a Toronto painter and writer who also makes videos. She appears as a character in Sheila Heti’s acclaimed novel How Should a Person Be? and has collaborated with Heti and others to enliven her artistic community with readings, performances, and musical events.

Williamson completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Queen’s University, Kingston, and was the recipient of an exchange scholarship to the Glasgow School of Art. Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions in Toronto; London, UK; and New York.

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