Kristjana S Williams

Kristjana S Williams

London, United Kingdom

About Kristjana S Williams

Iceland born artist Kristjana S Williams studied graphic design and illustration at Central St Martins and quickly gained critical acclaim as Creative Director of Beyond the Valley for 8 years. In 2011 she began creating fine art pieces, illustrating books, designing interiors items and more. Her designs are inspired by nature and her technique involves digitally and physically layering nature upon nature to mirror the symmetry in all living things. Each piece is it's own magical universe of exotic botanicals and vibrant animals. Williams’ work has become well known throughout the industry winning numerous awards including a D&AD award, Clio Award and a first prize at New York Festivals Grand Prix. Her work can be found at The Victoria & Albert Museum, Penhaligons perfumeries and various galleries and hotels nationally and internationally. Most recently she designed the album artwork for Coldplays new live album 'A Head Full of Dreams: Live in Buenos Aires and Live in Sao Paulo'.

Education

Central Saint Martins

Exhibitions

2019

Paul Smith exhibition London Global Flagship store
Royal Salute exhibition, Seoul Korea
The Brown's Hotel London - Commissioned fine art pieces
Royal Salute - Brand world design
The workshop London, Art Car Boot Fair
London Kings Cross, Art Car Boot Fair
The Truman Brewery London, The Other Art Fair
The Truman Brewery London, London Design Festival
The Affordable Art Fair Singapore, TAG Fine Arts
The Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong, TAG Fine Arts
London Art Fair, TAG Fine Arts
The International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York

2018

London Art Fair, TAG Fine Arts
The Affordable Art Fair Battersea, Outline Artist
The Affordable Art Fair New York, TAG Fine Arts
Paul Smith Los Angeles
Los Angeles, The Other Art Fair
The Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong, TAG Fine Arts
Paul Smith New York
London Kings Cross, Art Car Boot Fair
London Victoria House, The Other Art Fair
Los Angeles, The Other Art Fair
Paul Smith Ablermarle Store - The Explorers’ Voyage Exhibition
The Affordable Art Fair Singapore, TAG Fine Arts
V&A Museum London - Inside the Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up exhibition. Designed Frida themed work exclusively for the V&A Shop. A Limited edition Portrait print of Frida and The Blue House Diorama which sold out before the end of the exhibition.

2017
Exhibitions in Hong Kong, Singapore and New York with Tag Fine Arts
Pop Up shop in Harrods, London.

V&A Museum London - Opera: Passion, Power and Politics exhibition. Designed Opera themed work exclusively for the V&A Shop. The Palais Garnier Callas Opera Journey Diorama and an Opera mask with finish it off yourself element sheet to further decorate the mask.

2016
London - Design Junction Dyslexic design The Dyslexic Design exhibition, curated by one of the UK’s leading designers Jim Rokos, will challenge perceptions of dyslexia by accentuating the positive effects of living with dyslexia and its close association with design.-http://www.londondesignfestival.com/events/dyslexic-design

Rio - A series of art installations in time for the Olympics - Animated projections, light boxes, internal art - https://www.creativereview.co.uk/kristjana-s-williams-brings-her-cartographic-art-to-rio-in-time-for-the-olympics/ the social media got up to 2.6 million views

Limited edition prints special made for the V&A store and the 2016 V&A Christmas card

Lulu Guinness Product collaboration for 20172016 London - Christian Louboutin art work for press, London

London Art fairs - The other art fair Bristol, The affordable Art Fair Hampstead, The Affordable Art Fair Battersea, The Other Art Fair, Art Car Boot Fair.
New York - Tag fine arts three dimensional art work
Hong Kong - http://www.tagfinearts.com/2016/04/12/aaf-hong-kong-2016/

2015
2015/19 London - Pennhaligon Packaging and window store design work coming out this winter https://uk.pinterest.com/tassellisamanth/kristjana-s-williams/

FortnuWilliams’ work has become well known throughout the industry winning numerous awards including a D&AD award, Clio Award and a first prize at New York Festivals Grand Prix. www.kristjanaswilliams.com