BIO: 

Christopher Adam Williams is a visual artist whose practice utilizes portraiture and figurative painting to convey complex narratives, including that of race and gender, originating for a deep empathy with his subjects. His drawings, paintings and films have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, museums and galleries, including Tunnels of the Mind (Times Square, NY), Crocker Art Museum (Sacramento, CA), Spark+Echo Arts (New York, NY), My Studio Gallery (Sacramento, CA).

Christopher received his Bachelors in Fine Arts and Masters in Fine Arts from San Francisco Art Institute.

Artist Statement: 
My art practice focuses on Black Joy- a spiritual feeling that has uplifted the African Diaspora through countless trials and tribulations in the quest for freedom and equality. It defies a simplistic explanation. It is my vehicle for connection, educating others and sharing my experience as a Black man. These steps are necessary to overcome bigotry, hatred and indifference, to embrace the pursuit of joy.