Paige Williams

Member, NASAD Commission on Accreditation
Elected October 2022, term ends October 2025

Paige Williams joined the full-time faculty at the Art Academy of Cincinnati (AAC) in 2002 and is currently the Academic Dean, Chief Academic Officer and Vice President for Academic Affairs. She is a two-time recipient of the Greater Cincinnati Collegiate Connection Excellence in Teaching Award.

As a practicing artist, Dean Williams exhibits locally, nationally, and internationally, including exhibitions in Germany, Ukraine, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. She has served as an Artist-in-Residence at the Millay Colony for the Arts in New York, The University of Alaska in Anchorage, The Neu Rathaus Gallery in Munich, Germany, and The Vermont Studio Center. She has been awarded the Summerfair Individual Artists Award and an Ohio Arts Council Individual Creativity Excellence Award. In 2020, her work was selected for inclusion in Imagineers | Impresarios | Inventors: Cincinnati Arts and the Power of Her, a Celebration of the Role of Cincinnati’s Women in the Arts.

In 2022, Dean Williams was selected to be a Mentor for the International Council of Fine Art Deans (ICFAD) and National Council of Arts Administrators (NCAA) for which she was also selected as a Distinguished Fellow in 2018. She is a Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) Board member.

Dean Williams received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from the University of Cincinnati.

Posted November 2022