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Tony WilliamsFiber Artist
Cleveland Ohio 44103 United Stateshome Home Phone: 2165347136home Website: https://www.tonywilliamsartist.net
Cleveland-based artist Tony Williams has been displayed at countless local and national juried exhibitions. His most recent works include “Artist in Residency Exhibition” Morgan Conservatory Cleveland Oh, “Paper on Skin and Paper off Skin 2022,” exhibit Tasmania, Schweinfurth Art Center “Excellence in Fiber”, “15th Annual African American Fiber Arts Exhibit” Charleston, SC, “OAC Biennial Juried Exhibition” 2021 Riffe Gallery Columbus, Oh “OAC Biennial Juried Exhibition” 2021, Medici Museum of Art, Warren Oh and “Black Creativity,” Chicago, IL, “Sankofa” at the 14th Annual African American Fiber Arts Exhibit in Charleston, SC, and “About Body, About Face,” Cleveland Oh, and “Contemporary Fibers”, National Juried Textile Exhibition in St. Augustine Historical Society St Augustine, FL, “Paper on Skin” 2018, exhibit Tasmania, Australia, “A Dialogue in Black and White”, exhibit Charleston, SC.
Among the public art projects are The Anson Street African Burial Ground Project with the Gullah Society of Charleston, SC, the Year of the Horse and Sheep sculptures in Asia Town Cleveland, Oh, and Waterways to Waterways. A former artist-in-residence 2021 at the Morgan Conservatory, working with indigo on paper, and Karamu House-Room in the House resident 2020.
“My art is ancestor driven. The blues run through my soul like my DNA my blue black skin glistening in the sunlight. As I stand on the auction block sold in to slavery for my knowledge of a plant and its deep blue color. Indigo, known as the “Bluest of Blues” and the world’s most valued pigment, is nature’s rarest color. Derived from the Indigofera plant. Indigo has been the foundation of centuries-old textile traditions throughout the world. My goal is to enlighten the viewer about my heritage indigo and slave trade in America. Paper is such a simple, utilitarian, everyday material. Most of us give it little thought as we use it every day. And yet, in the hands of an artist, it is transformed, into works of art and wearable creations”.