Sandra Williams

Sandra Williams

Sandra
Williams
Nebraska
Her mixed media drawings have been exhibited at SOFA New York, Ann Nathan Gallery in Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art in St. Louis, Missouri and National Amazon University in Puerto Maldonado, Peru. Her work is included in the Howard Tullman Collection, The Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland Oregon and several private collections. She has been an artist in residence at The Studios of Key West, Florida, Arquetopia, Puebla, Mexico, Wayfarers, New York, New York, The Contemporary Crafts Museum in Portland, Oregon and with the Amazon Conservation Association in Madre de Dios, Peru. Recognition for her work in Community Arts includes a Mayor’s Art Award, ten Parents Association Awards for Contributions to Students, and two Hixson-Lied Awards for Outreach, Engagement and Service. Her most recent work contains variations on the theme of ecotone, the area where two communities meet and integrate. Traditionally, the term refers to ecological communities, such as the zone where the plains and desert meet the rainforest and the biodiversity that occurs there. Yet it can also refer the zone where “nature” and “culture” intersect—where city meets the preexisting natural environment and the tension resulting from this intersection. It may also refer to a metaphorical overlapping of narrative and place. Additional work includes social practice projects that range from working with incarcerated populations on the improvement and development of soft goals to large scale events engaging 800-1500 community members on activities that mainstream marginalized populations.