Employing both natural and manufactured materials, Gloria Williams works in both two and three dimensions. Her work addresses social issues by tying in history, poetry, mythology and other various disciplines and backgrounds. Williams’ Untitled (made of paper, moss and stones embedded in pulp) is Janus-faced: the titled hour-glass or goblet is either full or empty; neither object nor abstraction. The hourglass/goblet lays atop an infinity symbol. The two symbols undoubtedly refer to time while their materials, one stone the other moss, tell a different story.
Gloria Williams received a MFA from the University of Michigan, School of Art and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts.
Workspace Program artist-in-residence 1992