Alexa Williams’ work references a sense of place and the tension between control and happenstance. Although she has worked in diverse media, her current use of industrial materials, including cement, construction chalk, spray paint, and graphite, reflects her New York surroundings. After graduating from the San Francisco Art Institute, Williams moved to a seaside town in Spain and began to create a landscape series, from which she since deconstructed into the abstract formal expressions she creates today. Native New Yorker and Brooklyn resident, Williams is the recipient of artist residencies and fellowships including the Vermont Studio Center and The Cooper Union. She exhibits frequently in New York, including her recent shows Femme Fortes at The Curator Gallery, Crossover at Black and White Gallery, and Phases at Ground Floor Gallery. Her work has been critically acclaimed in the publications such as Art Critical and Hyperallergic.
Photo by Amber Gregory