Alberta
Williams

Photo: Alberta Rose W. /Ingnuk
Credit: Katy Whitt
Alberta
Williams

Medium:

beading, beadwork, curatorial, drawing, film, installation, jewellery, painting, photography, projection

Artistic Community:

Calgary, AB

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Biography

Born and raised in Treaty 7 Territory near to the Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Wesley bands of the Nakoda nation, Alberta Williams finds passion in art, food, politics and social issues. These interests are expressed through artwork as well as engagement with community organizations and events. As a Mixed-ancestry Inuvialuit person growing up in a predominantly white community, she has often felt a sense of displacement; but found a connection to her culture through her mother and traditional practices. Often working with reclaimed or rescued materials in her art making, Williams takes an intuitive and mindful approach to art. In part, this is a reactionary, conscious choice regarding the amount of rampant waste in our capitalist/consumerist society, as well as a symbolic gesture adding to the reclamation of identity.View Long Biography and Citations

Exhibitions

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Name Year Gallery
Aisinna’kiiks 2018/2019 Mauro Gallery
Current Terrain 2018 A Space Gallery
Look Around You 2017 Project Space

Achievements

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Achievement Year Organization
Indspire Bursary 2016 Indspire
First Place, Judges choice 2015 Hope 2 Opportunity, PURE Art Gala
Painting 3rd Year Award 2015 Alberta University of the Arts (Formerly ACAD0

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February 1, 2019 Profile edited by Alberta Williams