Blake Williams

Blake Williams currently lives and works in Toronto, ON, but was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Art at Tufts University’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. While studying there, he focused on developing a body of work in video, installation, and film, working under filmmaker Louise Bourque, sculptor Mags Harries, and video artists Mary Ellen Strom and Les LeVeque. He earned his Masters of Visual Studies in 2011, working under Lisa Steele, Kim Tomczak, Tanya Mars, and Will Kwan. Blake has screened his single-channel work in the Wavelengths programme at the Toronto International Film Festival; at the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA; at the Festival de Cannes’ Short Film Corner. Blake has also exhibited video and installation work at Le Wharf – Centre d’art contemporain de Basse-Normandie in France, InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre in Toronto, and the Contemporary Art Museum in Houston.

Artist Code: 1012


Many a Swan

2012, 05:30 minutes, colour

Coorow-Latham Road

2011, 20:00 minutes, colour, Silent


2011, 10:00 minutes, colour

A Cold Compress

2010, 12:17 minutes, colour

No Signal

2009, 04:33 minutes, colour

Forest Video

2009, 03:47 minutes, colour

Ladybug Video

2009, 01:50 minutes, colour

The Storm

2009, 07:17 minutes, colour

Hotel Video

2009, 05:00 minutes, colour

Critical Writing

Curatorial Incubator v. 18: Learning from the Local
by Lisa Steele. Toronto: V tape, 2022.