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Amanda Williams

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Birthplace
Evanston, IL

Lives in
Oakland, CA/ Chicago, IL

Works in
Oakland, CA/ Chicago, IL

Website

Tags
photography

Statement

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

 

I construct my visual narratives by coalescing fragments of unrelated information together. My source materials span the gamut, from legal documents to rap lyrics; family photographs to discarded street signs. The artwork tells abstracted versions of stories I’ve overheard, imagined or experienced.

Not bound by a single medium, I use oil painting, photography, architecture and installation as my tools for exploration. I have developed a signature style of vivid, layered compositions that interplay between two dimensional and three dimensional space. Recurring themes of language, identity, memory, place and personal freedom appear in almost every piece. The conceptual origins differ from project to project, but the continuing thread is that each piece seeks to intertwine the viewer’s reality with my own.

 

Recent Exhibits

Amanda Williams participated in these exhibits:

May, 2014 The Making of Artists
Harold Washington College President's Gallery
 
Mar, 2014 OFF-CENTER
Chicago Art Department
 
Aug, 2013 “Shacks & Shanties” Project
1708 E. 71st Street (Vacant Lot)
 
Aug, 2013 Front & Center
Hyde Park Art Center
 
Jul, 2013 Whisper Down the Lane
Gallery 400
 
Oct, 2012 Dreams in Jay-Z Minor: New works from Amanda Williams and Krista Franklin
Blanc Gallery
 
Click here to see all exhibits for Amanda Williams
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