Rachel Eulena Williams

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Rachel Eulena Williams (b. 1991, Miami, Florida, USA) works at the boundaries between painting and sculpture. Her reconfigured canvases unbind painting from the stretcher, avoiding conventional support systems and imagining a myriad of spatial contortions. Her evident interest in colour represents a liberation from, and criticality of, Western art history’s othering of colour, and categorizing it as unruly, foreign, and vulgar. Instead, her interest in imagining unrestrained structures exceeds those boundaries and is partially inspired by science fiction. Williams’ drawings also manipulate the way images are presented, playing with assumptions about virtuosity through abstraction.

Williams received a B.F.A. from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York in 2013. Her work has been exhibited internationally at Loyal Gallery, Stockholm (2019), Ceysson & Bénétière, Sainte Etienne (2018), Night Gallery, Los Angeles (2018), Derek Eller Gallery, New York (2018), Cooper Cole, Toronto (2018), The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2017), Mass Gallery, Austin (2017), SomeTime Salon, San Francisco (2017), and Center Street, New York (2017). Williams has held the SIP Fellowship at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, New York (2019), 68 Projects, Berlin (2018), and NY Studio Factory, Brooklyn (2014). Rachel Eulena Williams currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

Rachel Eulena Williams

Layered new landings

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Layered new landings, 2020

Acrylic, dye, canvas, wire and rope on wood panel

49in X 37in
124.46cm X 93.98cm

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Plum and water

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Plum and water, 2019

Etching ink and acrylic on paper

Unique

22in X 15in
55.88cm X 38.1cm

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Plum and water 2

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Plum and water 2, 2019

Etching ink and acrylic on paper

Unique

22in X 15in
55.88cm X 38.1cm

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Sunburn of the abundant earth

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Sunburn of the abundant earth, 2019

Etching ink and acrylic on paper

Unique

22in X 15in
55.88cm X 38.1cm

Rachel Eulena Williams

Headspace

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Headspace, 2019

Etching ink and acrylic on paper

Unique

22in X 15in
55.88cm X 38.1cm

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Round and round

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Round and round, 2020

Acrylic, rope and canvas on wood panel

24in X 24in
60.96cm X 60.96cm

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Hey Mars

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Hey Mars, 2019

Acrylic, various ropes, canvas, on wood panel

55in X 35in
139.7cm X 88.9cm

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Patterns of distance together

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Patterns of distance together, 2019

Acrylic, dye, canvas and rope on wood panels

58in X 52in
147.32cm X 132.08cm

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To look down the sea

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To look down the sea, 2020

Acrylic, dye, canvas, and rope on wood panels

63in X 110in
160.02cm X 279.4cm

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Tan World

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Tan World, 2018

Acrylic, flashe, and PVA on canvas and cotton rope

54in X 44in
137.16cm X 111.76cm

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Be Here Still

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Be Here Still, 2018

Acrylic, flashe, PVA, cotton rope, wood, metal

70in X 60in
177.8cm X 152.4cm

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Breaking Rhythms

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Breaking Rhythms, 2018

Acrylic, flashe, PVA and cotton rope on wood panel

28in X 23in
71.12cm X 58.42cm

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Rolling Kites

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Rolling Kites, 2018

Acrylic, flashe, and PVA on canvas and cotton rope

35in X 50in
88.9cm X 127cm

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Forward

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Forward, 2018

Acrylic, flashe, and PVA on canvas and cotton rope

30in X 31in
76.2cm X 78.74cm

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She walks he flys

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She walks he flys, 2017

Acrylic on canvas and rope

15in X 13in
38.1cm X 33.02cm

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Untitled Drawing 3

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Untitled Drawing 3, 2017

Acrylic, and colored pencil on paper

15in X 12in
38.1cm X 30.48cm

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Untitled Drawing 4

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Untitled Drawing 4, 2017

Acrylic, and colored pencil on paper

15in X 12in
38.1cm X 30.48cm

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Up from the center

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Up from the center, 2018

Acrylic, flashe, PVA, cotton rope, wood, metal

70in X 60in
177.8cm X 152.4cm

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Inside Out

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Inside Out

Acrylic, flashe, and PVA on canvas and mixed rope

35in X 45in
88.9cm X 114.3cm

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Blue Borders

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Blue Borders, 2018

Acrylic, flashe, PVA, and cotton rope on wood panel

33in X 26in
83.82cm X 66.04cm