2022 Acrylic, canvas, wood, rope, polyester, dye 203.2 x 152.4 cm / 80 x 60 in
© Rachel Eulena Williams. Courtesy the Artist. Photo: Joe DeNardo.
2022 Silk textiles, acrylic mediums, swing, cotton rope and wire
© Rachel Eulena Williams. Courtesy the Artist. Photo: Sarah Muehlbauer
Rachel Eulena Williams (b. 1991 Miami, FL; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) is an artist whose work displays an unusual level of candor, invention and lightness. Her painted constructions employ the language of abstract painting but are transformed through her own approach to material. Finding a balance between painting and sculpture, Williams applies large swaths of color made from painted canvases that she subsequently cuts up and reconfigures. The collage-like works are tied together with sewing and rope, which acts both pictorially and creates marks inside her compositions.
Rachel Eulena Williams in her studio. Photo: Marquale Ashley. Courtesy the Artist and Canada, New York.
Williams received her BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York. Her work has been exhibited at venues such as Xavier Hufkens, Brussels; Ceysson & Benetiere, New York, Saint Etienne and Luxembourg; The Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York; Night Gallery, Los Angeles; and Loyal Gallery, Sweden. Her work is included in the collections such as the Pérez Art Museum, Miami and The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York.