ALI M WILLIAMS
Artist • Designer
Ali M Williams is an artist from the Philadelphia area with a BFA from Moore College of Art and Design. She has exhibited her work and murals internationally.
Ali is interested in how visually altering a space with public art affects the surrounding environment. Her murals invite you inside a collaged, fabricated dreamscape of paint, mysterious beauty, and contemporary iconography. Her work touches on the complexity of the human spirit. She is passionate about women’s issues and often utilizes the female portrait as a means of self reflection and identity. Her advocacy for animal rights, environmental and wildlife conservation are also prevalent in her paintings. She regularly uses negative space, juxtaposing methods and visuals to help tell a story. Symbolic elements, graphic imagery, and muted tones in contrast with vibrant colors and realism are frequent components of her work.
She has worked with numerous education and community outreach programs such as Cancer Treatment Centers of America, The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention, The Pennsylvania Conference for Women, Riverside Correctional Facility, Zambia Tukongote Community Projects, The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, Mural Arts Philadelphia, The City of Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, and at-risk youth and adults, as well as a range of participants of all ages. Some of her recent clients include The Wells Fargo Center, Primark, The NFL, Zappos, New Balance, and Nasdaq.