Nominated by Marwen Alia Williams is a multi-media artist who focuses on innovation and the ability to push boundaries. Inspired by the process of creation, Williams utilizes a variety of mediums including printmaking, photography, mixed media and metal work. By incorporating elements which stimulate the senses - most notably touch and sight, she establishes an avenue to integrate her audience into a more participatory role within the work’s final form. Alia is currently finishing her undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois at Champaign. Image: Polaroid, 2013.