State number one, Marcus BullockLearn, Baby, Learn (multi on red)Nisma Bikin'Hindi KahloUntitled (Woman)Protest Pee Chee (Activist Athletes)Man with HaloUntitled (Handsome Young Man)Fight the Power (Chuck D)SEATED NUDEThe Land of Milk  and Honey 4RECLINING WOMAN IN TROUSERSBezemMan BellydancerWarm Sigh GenevieveYahteer DraytonSouvenir I pillow shamSailorPeace
State number one, Marcus BullockLearn, Baby, Learn (multi on red)Nisma Bikin'Hindi KahloUntitled (Woman)Protest Pee Chee (Activist Athletes)Man with HaloUntitled (Handsome Young Man)Fight the Power (Chuck D)SEATED NUDEThe Land of Milk  and Honey 4RECLINING WOMAN IN TROUSERSBezemMan BellydancerWarm Sigh GenevieveYahteer DraytonSouvenir I pillow shamSailorPeace

Jesse Williams’s Artist Picks

While some may recognize Jesse Williams as Dr. Avery from the ABC series Grey’s Anatomy, others know that this American actor, producer, director, and activist is also an avid contemporary art collector and curator who champions black, Afrofuturist, and emerging artists. Williams, whose mother and two younger brothers are artists, previously taught American Studies and African Studies in the Philadelphia public school system before making it in Hollywood. His production credits include the documentary Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement and Norman Lear’s America Divided series, and his 2012 transmedia exploration of African American male identity Question Bridge: Black Males was acquired into the permanent collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Brooklyn Museum. In this guest-curated collection below, discover available works by the artists who have captured Williams’s focus, from the figurative artists Henry Taylor and Robert Pruitt to the emerging talents Damien Davis and February James.

This is based on the artwork’s average dimension.