Brittney Leeanne Williams
Brittney Leeanne Williams’ work explores the Black body as a site of suffering, memorialisation and transcendence. Rather than constructing Blackness through ‘black’ skin, Williams uses red to disrupt the viewer’s expectations, reinterpreting the figure carrying the Black experience. She excavates personal and familial histories to create surreal pastoral landscapes for these fictional red bodies to roam
Brittney Leeanne Williams (b. 1990) lives and works in Chicago. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami (Untitled Art Fair) and Venice, Italy (Venice Biennale). She is a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant recipient. She has also been an artist in residence at University of Chicago (CSRPC Arts + Public Life) and Chicago Artists Coalition (HATCH Projects).