Visual Arts

Artists Seen: Brandon Williamson

by / Apr. 19, 2017 12am EST

Brandon Williamson is a poet and performer who was born in Buffalo. After graduating from SUNY Fredonia in 2007 with a BA in theater, he returned to his hometown, where he taught at Oracle Charter School for four years. In 2012 he founded the Pure Ink Poetry Slam, the first monthly event of its kind in the city.Williamson has traveled widely on the slam circuit in the US and Canada. In 2015 he published Critical Lens, a book of his selected poems. He often facilitates writing and performance workshops for organizations throughout Western New York. For more information on his work, visit

Artists Seen: Photographs of Artists in the 21st Century is an ongoing project by photographer David Moog in partnership with the Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State. Moog has set out to make portraits of every self-identified working artist and arts professional in Western New York. To be included in the project, call David Moog directly at 716-472-6721 or contact the center at 716-878-4131. Artists working in all media are welcome; visit for more information.