Kiyan Williams, 2014
Kiyan Williams is a multidisciplinary artist from Newark who works fluidly across sculpture, performance, painting, and video. Their work has been exhibited at SculptureCenter, The Jewish Museum, Brooklyn Museum, the Shed, and more. Kiyan earned a BA with honors from Stanford and an MFA in Visual Art from Columbia. They were selected to participate in the 2019 In Practice emerging artist exhibition at SculptureCenter. Kiyan is the 2019/2020 recipient of the Fountainhead Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University. Research questions during Emerge: How can performance and sculpture unearth Black queer and trans embodiment? What are the aesthetics of decolonization, resistance, and recovery?