Alys Williams (b. 1979, London)


Alys Williams was an artist in residence at Open Gallery and her video painting work was completed between 2008 and 2011. Her work draws from the relationship between architecture and narrative, investigating the poetic qualities of the places we inhabit and constructing dialogues from past and present encounters with these surroundings.


She graduated from Camberwell College of Arts with a BA Visual Arts: Sculpture in 2002 and went on to gain a MA Scenography at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2004. In 2005, she moved to Italy and spent two years living in Rome, which influenced much of her video works.

Her work has been exhibited internationally at venues including; The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London; Jerwood Space, London; UMAM D&R Beirut, Lebanon; The British School at Rome, Italy; PULSE Miami, USA; Shunt Vaults, London and Dilston Grove.



“My video painting works explore the richness of architecture, focusing on buildings that through habitation have a voice, which communicates history and memory, both real and imagined. Looking at temporary visual imprints such as light, shadow, nature and people, I will examine contrasts between solid and fluid, stillness and movement and surface and depth.” Alys Williams, 2008




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