Willie Little, Artist and Storyteller

Curriculum Vitae - WILLIE LITTLE

Phone: (415) 939-0561
www.willielittle.com

Education

Awards

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2010
  • Juke Joint Installation, Diggs Gallery, Winston Salem State University

  • 2009
  • Juke Joint Installation, YMI Cultural Center, Asheville, NC
  • In Mixed Company, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • Rice/Polak Gallery, Provincetown, MA

  • 2008
  • In Mixed Company, Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte, NC
  • Joie Lassiter Gallery, Charlotte, NC
  • 2007
  • Rice/Polack Gallery, Provincetown, MA
  • EO Artlab, Chester, CT

  • 2005
  • Rice/Polak Gallery, Provincetown, MA
  • 2003
  • Juke Joint, Traveling Installation,
    Smithsonian Institution, Arts & Industries Gallery, Washington DC.
    American Jazz Museum, Kansas City, Missouri.

  • 2002
  • Juke Joint, Traveling Installation,
    African-American Museum,Philadelphia, PA.
    Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC.
  • Black As - looking beyond the stereotype,
    Noel Gallery, Charlotte, NC.

  • 2000
  • A Door to American Culture, Installation,
    Chivas Regal Residency Commission, Afro-American Cultural Center, Charlotte, NC.
  • Through the Window Into My Grandmother’s Garden,
    Noel Gallery, Charlotte, NC.
  • Kinfolks, Installation,
    Tobacco Farm Life Museum, Kenly, NC.
  • Juke Joint, Traveling Installation,
    Dallas African-American Museum Dallas, TX.
    Kansas African-American Museum Wichita, KS.

  • 1999
  • Juke Joint, Traveling Installation,
    Afro-American Cultural Center, Charlotte, NC.
    Charles H Wright Museum of African-American History, Detriot, MI.

  • 1998
  • Kinfolks, Installation,
    Noel Gallery, Charlotte, NC.

  • 1997
  • Juke Joint, Traveling Installation,
    Harriet Tubman African-American Museum, Macon, GA.
    McKissick Museum, Columbia, SC.
    Penn Center for the Arts, St Helena Island, SC.
    Greenhill Center for the Arts, Greensboro, NC.
  • Amazing Grace: The Black Church Installation,
    Museum of the New South, Charlotte, NC.

  • 1996
  • Juke Joint, Traveling Installation,
    Afro- American Cultural Center, Charlotte, NC.
    The College of Charleston, Charleston, SC.
    Afro-American Cultural Center, Charlotte, NC.

  • 1995
  • One Hundred Percent Natural,
    Heritage House, Charlotte, NC.

  • 1994
  • Slaves To Fashion,
    Supra Natural Style 1994, Atlanta, Ga.

  • 1993
  • Slaves to Fashion,
    Newberry College, Newberry, SC.
    Pfeiffer College, Charlotte, NC.

  • 1992
  • Slaves to Fashion,
    Spirit Square Center for the Arts, Charlotte, NC.

  • 1990
  • Girls In Basic Black,
    YMI Cultural Center, Asheville, NC.

  • 1988
  • Girls In Basic Black,
    The Gallery, Charlotte, NC.

Featured Artist

  • 2006
  • Big Pagoda, San Francisco, CA

  • 2005
  • Big Pagoda, San Francisco, CA

  • 2004
  • Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Modernbook Gallery. Palo Alto, CA.
  • Julie Baker Fine Art, Grass Valley, CA

  • 2003
  • Lew Allen Contemporary Gallery, Santa Fe NM.
  • Noel Gallery, Charlotte, NC.
  • Julie Baker Fine Art, Grass Valley, CA.

  • 1999
  • Noel Gallery. Charlotte, NC.

  • 1993
  • Cleveland Community College. Shelby, NC.

Group Exhibits

  • 2010
  • Some Assembly Required, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • Rice/Polak Gallery, Provincetown, MA
  • Past Forward, African American Culture Complex, San Francisco, CA
  • Infix: The Grammar of Insertion, SFMoma Artist's Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • 2009
  • Here & Now, New South, Joie Lassiter Gallery, Charlotte, NC
  • Decade...10 Artists for the Center's First 10 Years, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC
  • Some Assembly Required, Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

  • 2008
  • Scene in America: A contemporary Look at the Black Male Image, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC

  • 2007
  • Julie Baker Gallery, Nevada City, CA

  • 2006
  • Rice/Polack Gallery, Provincetown, Ma
  • Julie Baker Gallery, Nevada City, CA

  • 2005
  • International Assemblage Exhibition, Gallery 24, Berlin, Germany
  • Rice/Polack Gallery, Provincetown, Ma
  • Abstraction: The Poetic Visual Image, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA
  • Julie Baker Gallery, Grass Valley, CA

  • 2004
  • International Assemblage Exhibition, Gallery 24, Berlin, Germany.
  • Common Ground: Discovering Community in 150 Years of Art, Corcoran Museum, Washington, DC
  • Ascension: A Legacy of African American Artists in North Carolina, Diggs Gallery, Winston Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC.
  • Rice Polk Gallery, Provincetown, Ma.
  • War, Peace and Civil Liberties, Berkeley Art Center
  • Julie Baker, Fine Art, Grass Valley, CA

  • 2003
  • Rice Polak Gallery, Provincetown, Ma
  • Old South/New South, Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte, NC.
  • Gender, Tools and Technology, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA.
  • Abstracts 2003, Rice/Polak Gallery, Provincetown, MA.

  • 2002
  • The Hourglass Project: Baggage, Prints from Caversham Press, South Africa.
    Alliance Francaise/French Cultural Centre, Gabarone, Botswana.
    Frans Masereel Centre, Kasteriee, Belgium.
    Alliance Francaise/French Cultural Centre: Pretoria, South Africa.
    Maputo, Mozambique.
    Capetown, South Africa.
    Durban, South Africa.
    Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
    Johannesburg, South Africa.
    Roswell Arts Center, Roswell, GA.

  • 2001
  • Black Face/White Face,
    Lew Allen Contemporary Gallery. Santa Fe, NM.
  • Myth, Memory and Imagination,
    Hampton University, Hampton, VA.
    McKissick Museum, Columbia, SC.
    North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND.
    Arkansas Art Center, AR.
    Memphis Brooks Museum, Memphis TN.
    Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus GA.
  • The Hourglass Project: Baggage,
    City Gallery Chastain, Atlanta, GA.
  • Baggage, Prints from Caversham Press, South Africa,
    Tryon Center for Visual Arts, Charlotte, NC.
  • Home Grown, Celebrating Arts in North Carolina,
    Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston Salem, NC.
    Contemporary Art, Winston Salem, NC .
  • Like A Prayer: A Jewish and Christian Presence in Contemporary Art,
    Tryon Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC.

  • 2000
  • Rice/Polak Gallery, Provincetown, MA.
  • People, Places, Things,
    Lew Allen Contemporary Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
  • Common Threads,
    Lew Allen Contemporary Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
  • The Artists of Charlotte,
    Fayettville Museum of Art, Fayettville, NC.

  • 1999
  • Myth, Memory and Imagination,
    Mckissick Museum, Columbia, SC.
  • Residents 1999/2000 Artists @Tryon Center for Visual Art,
    Spirit Square, Charlotte, NC.
  • Annual Photography Show,
    Rice/Polak Gallery, Provincetown, MA.
  • Crossing Cultures, ,
    Lew Allen Contemporary Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

  • 1994
  • Recent African-American Art In North Carolina, Recent African- American Art In Traveling Juried Exhibit, Afro-American Cultural Center, Hayti Cultural Center Durham, NC
    Hayti Cultural Center, Durham, NC .

  • 1990
  • Freedom of Expression,
    Spirit Square Center for the Arts, Charlotte, NC.

  • 1989
  • North Carolina Printmakers Show,
    Art & Antiques Amusements Gallery, Charlotte, NC.

Lectures / Workshops

  • Craft and Folk Art Museum forum with Betye Saar, Los Angeles, CA
  • Sesnon Gallery, Porter College, UC Santa Cruz, CA
  • Headlands Center for the Arts. Sausalito, CA.
  • University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
  • University of Capetown, Capetown, South Africa.
  • Bittney Springs High School, Nevada City, CA
  • University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
  • Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University
  • Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC.
  • Piedmont Middle School, Charlotte, NC.
  • Northwest School of the Arts, Charlotte, NC.
  • Afro American Cultural Center, Charlotte, NC.
  • Tryon Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC.
  • Cabarras Art Guild, Concord, NC.

TV Appearances

  • WLOS 13, ABC Affiliate Asheville, NC
  • Out of the Ashes, WTVI Public Television Documentary.
  • North Carolina Now, WUNC Public Television.
  • Assignment Carolinas, WJZY 46.
  • South Carolina Public Television.
  • WBTV 3 News, story on Hugh McColl.
  • WBTV 3 News, Black History Month Showcase.

Radio Appearances

  • WUNC, NPR 2002.
  • Radio Disney 2002.
  • KERA, NPR Dallas, Texas 2000.
  • Mike Collins, WFAE, NPR 1998, 2000.
  • WSOC Morning Show, 1999.
  • Todd Munce Show, NPR, Detroit MI. 1998.

Collections

  • Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
  • Peter Luder & Howard Kanini, London, England
  • CLG Palm Springs, CA
  • Ambassador of Madagascar.
  • Traveling Collection of Judy Norell, Myth, Memory and Imagination, Washington, DC.
  • Danny Simmons, NYC.
  • First Charter Bank Headquarters, Charlotte, NC.
  • Tobacco Farm Life Museum, Kenly NC.
  • Afro-American Cultural Center, Charlotte, NC.
  • Davis Steel, Matthews, NC.
  • Museum of the New South, Charlotte, NC.
  • Jodie and Frank Turner, Charlotte, NC.
  • Mary Tribble , Charlotte, NC.
  • McColl Center for Visual Art.
  • Headlands Center for the Arts.