Jade Williams (b. 1993) is an interdisciplinary artist and designer whose practice investigates the ways that she, as a Black Woman, engages in alteration and transformation as healing rituals. Using hair, gold hoops, acrylic nails, and ornate fabrics, her works are heavily influenced by the 1970’s/80s and metaphysics. Jade received her BFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign and is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Recently, her work has been exhibited at Figure One Gallery, the Krannert Art Museum, the Leather Archives and Museum, Slate Arts and Performance Center, and Woman Made Gallery. Jade is a 2020 recipient of the One State Artist Project Grant and currently works in the Greater Chicago Area.
Image: Jade Williams Ritual No. 2 (Every Two Weeks) (2019). Nail Art c/o Bomb Nail Bar.