Ashley Eliza Williams creates paintings, drawings, and multimedia works that arise from a lifelong curiosity about the patterns and biological systems that organize the natural world. By studying ecological interconnections, we become increasingly aware of the tenuous relationship between human beings and the vulnerable ecosystems that support us. Learning how moss spreads, how clouds accumulate, and how bones grow can help us imagine future lifeforms and landscapes created when these patterns are disturbed. Disrupting these systems will alternately produce disastrous and extraordinary results. We can use these conceptions to alter the ways in which we interact with nature.

Williams received her B.A. in Art and Art History from The University of Virginia in 2009, and her M.F.A. from The University of Colorado, Boulder in 2013. Her work has been exhibited nationally in galleries, museums, and scientific institutions including The New York Hall of Science and The National Center for Atmospheric Research. In addition to her residency at RedLine, she will be an Artist-in-Residence at Anderson Ranch in Spring 2016. She was also an Aunspaugh Fellow at The University of Virginia (2009-2010) and a Visiting Artist at Colorado State University (2013-2014). She currently teaches painting, drawing, and color theory at MSU Denver and at The University of Colorado, Boulder. Ashley Eliza Williams lives in Boulder, Colorado and is represented by Goodwin Fine Art in Denver.