Griff Williams is an artist, educator and owner of Gallery 16 and Urban Digital Color in San Francisco. His background as an artist and art advocate has taken many forms. He has worked in Washington D.C., lobbying Congress on behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as an art educator at schools and Universities on both coasts.
After receiving his MFA in 1992 from the San Francisco Art Institute, he founded Gallery 16. Griff helped develop the pioneering fine art digital printmaking workshop Urban Digital Color.
The two partnerships are an important part of the San Francisco art community.
Gallery 16 Editions has published over 1000 artist books, prints and multiples artists including Lynn Hershman, Amy Franceschini, Adam Lowe, William Kentridge, Deborah Oropallo, Jim Isermann, bell hooks, Ann Chamberlain, Elliot Anderson, Carol Selter, Rebeca Bollinger, Stefan Kirkeby, Rex Ray, Margaret Kilgallen, Stephen Hendee, David Perry, Barry Gifford, Rudy VanderLans.
His artwork has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe including exhibitions at Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, and the San Diego Museum of Art. His artwork has been reviewed internationally including Art in America, ArtForum, and Artweek.