Anthea Williams studied Fine Art Sculpture at Wimbledon College of Art (University of the Arts), graduating in 1991. She went on to complete a Master of Arts in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, where she was awarded the Henry Moore Scholarship.
Whilst still at the Royal College of Art, Anthea started exhibiting her work and was included in exhibitions at The Nicht Gallery, Buckinghamshire and Space Frame Gallery, Gillingham. In 1993, she was invited by Keir Smith to exhibit with The London Group at Morley Gallery, London. In the same year, Anthea was selected for the Whitworth Young Contempories exhibition, Manchester.
During her MA, Anthea had begun to develop an interest in teaching and combined her studies with working in education at Camden Arts Centre. After graduating from the RCA, Anthea worked for four years as the Administrator of Chisenhale Gallery. During this time, she taught as a visiting artist on BA courses at Staffordshire, Coventry, Norwich and Winchester.
Having always valued the practice of depicting form through drawing, Anthea began to explore painting in acrylic and oils. She now concentrates entirely on painting and drawing, working exclusively from observation. Anthea is a member of the East Finchley Open Artists group and regularly exhibits portraiture, still life and landscape.
Winter Showcase: Arts Depot, London
Close Up: Phoenix Cinema, London
EFOA Open House, London
Primavera: The Barbican Library, London
Park Life: Stephens House and Gardens, London
RCA Secret (every year since 2007): Royal College of Art, London
50:50: Highgate Gallery at the Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution
Open House: EFOA
Hampstead Artists Council: Central St Giles, London
Group exhibition: The LOCAL Gallery, London
Little Women: Fairground Gallery, Hampshire
Inside Out: Link Gallery, Winchester
Solo exhibition: Queen's Lodge, London
MADE 07 Group Show: Morley Gallery, London
Whitworth Young Contemporaries: The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Guest artist, The London Group: Morley Gallery, London
Warrior Studios Open Weekend, London
Gillingham Open Art: Space Frame Gallery, Kent
Women in Action, The Nicht Gallery, Buckinghamshire
Leicester City Bus Card Project: Leicester
Women in Action: The Nicht Gallery, Buckinghamshire