Acquaetta Williams/ 'COLOURS'

Acquaetta Williams is an interdisciplinary artist. She began her creative career as a glass artist. Her work is featured in private and permanent collections including the Museum of Arts and Design (NY), the ATT learning Center, and the National Afro-American Museum, Racine Art Museum, Corning Glass Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio. Notable exhibitions include Uncommon Beauty in Common Objects: The Legacy of African-American Craft at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery and “A Woman’s View: Equality, Development and Peace” at the World Bank, Washington, DC. Williams has lectured across the U.S., served as an Associate Member of the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ibaden in Nigeria and was an artist-in-residence at the New York Experimental Glass Workshop. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Glass Art Society and was a founding member of Glass Axis in Columbus, Ohio. Her work as sculptor and painter has been acknowledged...

‘’My work as an artist has been a life long journey from glassblower to sculpture and now collage painter sharing my thoughts and emotions, different from my family and friends I search for individuality even today, it informs my decision and motivations as an artist. Influence by academic training and references to traditions and sensibilities evolved from vision of African Images. I tell a story in a sense of relevance in a complexity of my feelings, thoughts and memories. I reflect on my past to form an identity to build intimacy between the viewer and myself. ‘’

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