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© 2018 Willie Little

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Awards

  • Ash Street Project Ceramics Residency & Summer Session, 2019

  • Pop-up Residency, McColl Center for Art & Innovation, 2016

  • Haven Foundation Grant, 2012

  • Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Grant, 2012

  • Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant 2010, 2006

  • Special Grant, Arts & Science Council, 2003

  • Headlands Center for the Arts Residency, Sausalito, California 2002

  • Creative Fellowship, NC Arts & Science Council 2000

  • Caversham Press Printmaking Residency, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa 2000

  • Chivas Regal Artist-In- Residence and Commission 2000

  • Cultural Heritage Artist of the Year, 1999

  • Artist Residency at Tryon Center for Visual Art, 1999

  • Artist Project Grant from the NC Arts Council, 1996

  • Emerging Artists Grant from the NC Arts & Science Council, 1994

Featured Artist

  • 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

sOLO eXHIBITIONS

  • 2019 And Miles to Go Before We Sleep, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

  • 2018  Nodder Doll/Living Doll, Kinfolks, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

  • 2018 Nodder Doll/Living Doll,

    • SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • 2017  Rice Polak Gallery, Provincetown, MA

  • 2016  10th Annual Black History Exhibition, Arts Center of  Greenwood, Greenwood, SC

  • 2015  Rice/Polak Gallery, Provincetown, MA

  • 2014  In the Hood,  The New Gallery of Modern Art, Charlotte, NC

  • 2011   Rice/ Polak Gallery, Provincetown, MA

  • 2011   Totems to a Past:  Pounder Kone’ Artspace, Los Angeles, CA

  • 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

    • Riice/Polak Gallery, Provincetown, MA

  • 2008​

    • In Mixed Company

      • Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte, NC

      • Joie Lassiter Gallery  Charlotte, North Carolina            

  • 2007                      

    • Rice/ Polak Gallery, Provincetown, MA                         

  • 2005                      

    • Rice/Polack Gallery, Provincetown, MA

  • 2003/04               

    •  Juke Joint, Traveling Installation:

      • Smithsonian Institution, Arts & Industries Gallery, Washington DC

      • American Jazz Museum, Kansas City, Missouri

      • Rice Polak Gallery, Provincetown, MA

  • 2002 

    •  Juke Joint, Traveling Installation:

      • African- American Museum in Philadelphia

      • 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, Texas

    •  Kansas African- American Museum Wichita, Kansas

  •  1999   

    • Juke Joint, Traveling Installation:

    • Afro-American Cultural Center, Charlotte, NC

    • Charles H Wright Museum of African- American History, Detroit, MI

  • 1998 

    • Kinfolks, Noel Gallery, Charlotte, NC

  • 1997  

    • Juke Joint Traveling Installation:

    • Harriet Tubman African -American Museum, Macon, GA

    • Greenhill Center for the Arts, Greensboro, NC

    • McKissick Museum, Columbia, SC

    • Penn Center for the Arts. St Helena Island, SC

    • 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

      •  Pfeiffer College, Charlotte, NC

      • Newberry College, Newberry SC

  • 1992                    

    • Slaves to Fashion

      • Spirit Square Center for the Arts, Charlotte NC

  • 1990

    • Girls In Basic Black

      •  YMI Cultural Center Asheville, NC