Kelli Williams is a visual and community artist. In her personal work she uses experimental animation, photography, installation, and humor to create work that comments on society through the lens of social media and technology. She is an alumna of Morgan State University where she majored in Fine Art, with a concentration in photography. She recently graduated with her Masters of Fine Arts from Columbus College of Art in Design. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally and has been featured in the Huffington Post, Columbus Live, Hyperallergic, Artnet, and Baltimore magazine.
Social media is the nucleus of modern society. Conversations on even the heavy topics of politics, cultural appropriation, sexuality, and religion are all driven by it even if you are not present on any of the interfaces. As a person who grew up with it as a major part of my life, I am both dependent and highly critical of it. Through animation, photography, installation, and humor I hope to create work that comments on society through the lens of social media and technology. My work is never grounded in reality. It walks the line between reality and fiction representative of the subconscious or the idea of our “virtual selves”. Humor and satire is a driving force to my work because I find that humor creates a “safe space” to create dialogue on sometimes difficult subjects matter.