Siân Williams (1980, UK) works primarily with sculpture, performance, and film. Using found or domestic materials she creates playful objects that invoke props or remnants of stage or film sets. Williams is interested in the point between materiality and imagination and the narratives that emerge from those spaces. In 2017 Williams joined Katz Mulk; a collective working at the intersection of music, performance, and visual art who seek to inhabit the marginal spaces in-between improvisation and structure. Her work is held in the British Library, the Southbank Centre Poetry Library and the Tate Library and Archive, Tate Britain.

Sheffield Institute of Arts, 2013-2015, MA Fine Art (Distinction)
Falmouth College of Arts, 1999-2002, BA (Hons) Fine Art
Reigate School of Art & Design, 1998-1999, BTEC Diploma Art & Design

Selected exhibitions and events
2019: Platform 2019, Site Gallery, Sheffield
2019: Vital Attachments, (Katz Mulk) Chapter Gallery, Cardiff, Counterflows Festival, Glasgow, OTO Project Space, London, PRS Foundation Beyond Borders commission
2018: Dystopia and Resistance, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield
2018: Bloc Projects Members Show, Bloc Projects, Sheffield
2018: baconjam x Electric Spring, (Katz Mulk) Electric Spring Festival, University of Huddersfield
2017: Take Me To Your Leader II, Samuel Worth Non-conformist Chapel, Sheffield
2017: Hideous Replica, (Katz Mulk) Cafe OTO, London
2017: STD Staff Training and Development Music Session, (Katz Mulk) Aatma, Manchester
2017: North by Northwest Poetry Tour, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield
2017: Roam! Roam! Roam! Movement II, Leeds College of Art, Leeds, performance with David Kelly-Mancaux and Ben Morris
2016: Eos, Haarlem Artspace, Wirksworth, Derbyshire (solo show)
2016: States of Uncertainty, SIA Gallery, Sheffield
2016: Do Not Look Too Hard For Meaning Here, Assembly House, Leeds
2016: The Dark Side of Light Night, 104 Duke Street, Liverpool
2016: The Preparation of the Novel, The Tetley, Leeds
2015: The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery, London
2015: At The Still Point, AGC Gallery, Sheffield
2015: The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair, Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield
2015: 18th International Contemporary Leeds Artist Book Fair, The Tetley, Leeds
2015: The Space Between, AGC Gallery, Sheffield
2014: Stone & Water, Peak District Lead Mining Museum, Matlock Bath
2014: I Knew Nothing But Shadows, AGC Gallery, Sheffield

Residencies, awards, and projects
2018-2020: Freelands Artist Programme
2018: PRS Foundation’s Beyond Borders commission with AC Projects (Counterflows) in partnership with OTO Projects and Chapter Gallery
2018: OTO Projects Artist Residency Fund, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation (shortlisted)
2018: Festival of the Mind, University of Sheffield
2017: Making Ways Project Funding, Sheffield
2016: FK Alexander’s HEAVY METAL DIY in association with the Live Art Development Agency, Folkestone
2015: Dianne Willcocks Life Long Learning Prize, Sheffield Institute of Arts
2013-2016: The Editions publishing project, Sheffield
2010-2017: The Enemies Project, curated by SJ Fowler

Dystopia and Resistance, Max Munday, Jo Ray, Darren Webb, Siân Williams, Sheffield, UK, 2018
Take Me To Your Leader II, Lesley Guy, Maja Mihajlovic, Lea Torp Nielsen, Natalie Willis, Siân Williams, Sheffield, UK, 2017
States of Uncertainty, Olivia Punnett, Alexander White, Siân Williams, Sheffield Institute of Arts, Sheffield, UK, 2016
Lives of the Irish Mimih: A Compendium of Migratory Saints as told by the Wives of the Irish Navy Vol I., David Kelly-Mancaux (ERKEMBODE), Leeds, UK, 2016
Other Things, Siân Williams and Olivia Punnett, The Editions II, Sheffield, UK, 2016
How To Make A Tissue Paper Balloon, Siân Williams, The Editions, Sheffield, UK, 2015
Catalogue, Sharon Kivland, The Editions, Sheffield, 2015
Enemies: The Selected Enemies of SJ Fowler, SJ Fowler, Penned in the Margins, London, 2013
Animal Husbandry, SJ Fowler and Siân Williams, Kitt Press, London, 2010

Work experience
2018: Guest speaker, The Artist’s Journey, YVAN / SHU professional practice conference
2017-present: Making Ways Artist Panel member, Making Ways Project, Sheffield
2017: Culture Cures Project workshop leader, The Art House, Wakefield
2017: Artist Talk, Art & Faith series in association with Haarlem Artspace
2015-present: Associate Lecturer, BA Fine Art, Sheffield Hallam University


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