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Amanda Williams

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Navajos Creep Me In They TeePees, 2008 Digital LightJet Print 30in. X 40in. © Amanda Williams/April Banks
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Black Eyed Peas, 2005 Oil Painting on Wood Panel 40in. X 45in. © Collection of Sherri Willis
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Untitled (Piece of Mind), 2006 Oil on Wood Panel 46in. X 52in. © collection of artist
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The Ordeal Oil on Canvas 72in. X 72in. © private collection
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Untitled (Marvin's Hands), 2009 Oil on Canvas 3in. X 5in. © amanda williams
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Installation view © Amanda Williams
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Bring 'em On Home, 2012 Oil on Canvas 18" X 20" © Amanda Williams
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Tuxes Next to the President, I'm Present (A Return to Gold Standard), 2012 Oil, Gold Leaf on Canvas 30" X 30" © Amanda Williams
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Requiem For a Friend, 2012 Roses, Gesso on Wood Panel 12" X 12" © Amanda Williams
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10% Dis (after HCL), 2012 Oil on Canvas 48" X 48" © Amanda Williams
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Pink Oil Moisturizer, 2015
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Evanston, IL
Lives in
Oakland, CA/ Chicago, IL
Works in
Oakland, CA/ Chicago, IL
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.