Sandra Williams

Associate Professor of Art
Area of Focus: Art & Art History
BFA 1994 The Cleveland Institute of Art
MFA 1999 The Ohio State University

Sandra Williams received a BFA from The Cleveland Institute of Art in 1994 and an MFA from The Ohio State University in 1999. Her mixed media drawings have been exhibited at SOFA New York, Ann Nathan Gallery in Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art in St. Louis, Missouri and National Amazon University in Puerto Maldonado, Peru. Her work is included in the Howard Tullman Collection, The Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland Oregon and several private collections. She has been an artist in residence at The Contemporary Crafts Museum in Portland, Oregon and with the Amazon Conservation Association in Madre de Dios, Peru. Recognition for her work in Community Arts includes a Mayor’s Art Award and a Hixson-Lied Award for Outreach, Engagement and Service. Her most recent work contains variations on the theme of ecotone, the area where two communities meet and integrate. Traditionally, the term refers to ecological communities, such as the zone where the plains and desert meet the rainforest and the biodiversity that occurs there. Yet it can also refer the zone where “nature” and “culture” intersect—where city meets the preexisting natural environment and the tension resulting from this intersection. It may also refer to a metaphorical overlapping of narrative and place.

Research Interests:
• Mixed Media
• The animal in art and aesthetics
• Art and well being

Teaching Areas
• Studio Foundation
• Art in the Community
• Education Abroad


Beginning Drawing
Studio Foundation
The Visual Arts in London and Paris: Art in the Time of War (study abroad)
Independent Study in Mixed Media

Honors and Awards

Artist in Residence, CICRA Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Peru Gladys Lux Education Award Hixson-Lied Award for Outreach, Engagement and Service Artist in Residence Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon Recent Solo Exhibitions Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, Texas, Manufactured Animals The Art Center in Orange, Orange, Virginia, The History of Zero Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska, Dark Sky Preserve McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois, The Seven Mysteries