BRITTNEY LEEANNE WILLIAMS (b. 1990, Pasadena, USA, lives and works in Chicago, IL) takes the body as the main subject of her pictorial investigations. Her works depict figures in transformation, bodies oddly twisted and shaped, human- like shapes that are subject to unseen pressures or forces that lie beyond the edge of the canvas.A struggle which seems to happen simultaneously internally and externally, a duality between exhaustion and strength.The figures twist and knot themselves into emotional landscapes, to such an extent that bodies and landscapes meld into one otherworldly entity. The bodies in William’s paintings endure complex, physical manoeuvres and often find themselves carrying the weight of another figure, leading to an interpretation of familial relationships and suggesting that the aforementioned bodies might be holding the weight of psychological traumas (some of which are yet to come).
At her young age, Brittney Leeanne Williams has been the recipient of the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and Luminarts Fellowship. Her work has been exhibited at theVenice Biennale as well as multiple exhibitions in NewYork,LosAngeles,Miami and Hong Kong.