Vanessa Brook Williams is an Atlanta-based artist whose delicate work ranges from small sculptures to room sized installations.
She grew up in Decatur, GA in front of her father’s lens and in the dust of her mother’s ceramic studio. This happy childhood laid the groundwork for her creative pursuits as an adult. Over the years she has focused on the technical and conceptual development of her work through research in her studio with the support of community and educational institutions. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2007, and completed a Post Baccalaureate at Burren College of Art in 2010. In 2013-2014 she was a recipient of Mint Gallery’s emerging artist fellowship, Leap Year, and has been a fellow of the Hambidge Center since 2014. She was finalist for the Forward Arts Foundation’s Emerging Artist Award in 2015-16 and 2017-18 and was a 2017-18 Hughley Fellow.