Heather Williams


My work activates the tear – torn edges – as a source of disruption and connection simultaneously. Through a multidisciplinary approach, I explore the complexities and dualities that exist within our world. From abstract paintings to sculptures and films, each piece serves as a unique exploration rooted in heritage, spirituality, and identity. Overall, my entire practice is dedicated to the quiet yet intrinsically powerful Black woman so that she may also see herself creating her own path.

Heather Williams was born in St. Croix US Virgin Islands and raised in Brooklyn , NY. She studied finance in undergrad but ultimately changed careers to become an Art Therapist. She worked with the domestic violence population for over ten years providing group and individual therapy. Heather earned a Masters in Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts in 2020 at the height of the pandemic. Her short film, Safe Passage II was awarded honorable mention at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. She has also been awarded residencies at Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation (ESKFF) at Mana Contemporary, ArtCrawl Harlem at Governors Island, NY and a Sustainable Arts Fellowship at Gallery Aferro, NJ. Her sculptures and abstract paintings are in many private collections.

Selected Works