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Ashley Eliza Williams

Lecturer in Art


Hillyer Hall 110


Ashley Eliza Williams is a painter, sculptor and interdisciplinary artist making work about interspecies communication, non-human language, and exploring alternative and more empathic ways to engage with nature and with each other. Williams has exhibited nationally and internationally including at Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver (CO), Hersbruck Museum (Germany), Bronx Museum project space (NY), The New York Hall of Science (NY), and Wasserman Projects in Detroit (MI). Her work has been featured in New American Paintings, The Denver Post, and The Washington Post. Williams was a 2022 MA Fellow at Mass MoCA Studios and a Swan Fellow for Art and Writing at Vermont Studio Center. Recent residencies include: Sitka Center for Art and Ecology and Shangyuan Art Museum, China.

Williams often works with scientists, including at the Museum of Comparative Zoology in Boston, Shoals Marine Laboratory in Maine and McDonald Observatory in West Texas. She is also a founding member of The Sprechgesang Institute, an NYC-based interdisciplinary collective working on projects at the intersection of visual art, performance, journalism and science.

Office Hours

Tuesday 4–5 p.m.
Wednesday 9–10 a.m.


M.F.A., University of Colorado, Boulder
B.A., University of Virginia

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