Amy Williams
Medium: Photography and Collage

Studio Location:
The Yard - 157 13th Street
Studio # first and third floors

Phone: 917-862-3898



Artist Bio:
Amy Williams is a photographer and collagist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1977, Williams received her BFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999. Trained in traditional photographic methods, Williams continues to embrace these techniques despite the digital revolution of the photography world. Her photographs have been featured in the French art magazine Frog, as well as the windows of Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City. Williams has exhibited extensively at 440 Gallery in Brooklyn and has been included in two group shows at Galerie de Multiples in Paris.

Artist Statement:
Photography is a portable medium that allows me to capture light and abstraction into artistic images everywhere I go. Using natural elements of water, sky and trees, I use available light combined with long camera exposures to make painterly photographic compositions that have a unique rhythm and pacing. I love exploring the abstraction that occurs in an ecologically-pristine environment such as swampy black swirls that melt into the surface of a lily pad, or a remote beach with few human imprints. Travels to Costa Rica, Mallorca, Versailles, as well as domestic life in rural upstate New York have become important to both the subject-matter of the images as well as the artistic vision that informs my work.

Following in the steps of Gustave LeGray, I shoot film and collaborate with a master printer to carefully handcraft each photograph as a limited-edition print. I am influenced by the work of Stanley Greenberg, Emmet Gowin and Sally Mann, and continue to explore the exciting interface of traditional photographic techniques combined with modern visual imagery.

All images and text copyright Amy Williams