Mandy Williams

Photography | London, London, United Kingdom
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Artist Statement

I am a photographer and video artist who is interested in the social dynamics arising from contemporary culture - particularly how personal identity is affected by environment and how our social and affective lives interconnect. My interest in the psychology of place and how a sense of home is created and sustained has been a catalyst for both autobiographical and voyeuristic projects, documentary approaches to more conceptual ones.
Much of my photographic and video work highlights the domestic environment, although projects sometimes refer more broadly to place and sites in transition. My recent landscape work and photographs of the built environment share an underlying narrative about human interaction or presence and the psychology of a particular place will always lead me to research and initiate a project. Some of these ongoing series include Unseen Landscapes (2012-14), which uses Google StreetView captures as a starting point to create somewhere otherworldly; Disappearing Spot (2014), about the last seen locations of missing people, and Riverbed Stories (2012-14), photographs documenting polluted riverbeds in South East London.

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About Mandy Williams

I live and work in London. I studied art history at Warwick and Communications (Film) at Goldsmith’s. I lived in Vancouver, Canada for several years, and was represented by a commercial gallery where I had solo exhibitions of photographic and video works, as well as exhibiting in artist-run and public galleries across Canada and the United States. I was awarded a visual arts grant from the Canada Council and had work purchased by the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography. Since returning to London I have exhibited in various group exhibitions including the London Art Fair (with Bearspace Gallery), Royal West of England Academy, where I won a prize for the best original print and more recently the prize for photography, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the National Open Art competition, and Raven Row, London. My videos have been screened in Athens, Cairo, San Francisco, Washington, and across the UK.

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Artist Statement

I am a photographer and video artist who is interested in the social dynamics arising from contemporary culture - particularly how personal identity is affected by environment and how our social and affective lives interconnect. My interest in the psychology of place and how a sense of home is created and sustained has been a catalyst for both autobiographical and voyeuristic projects, documentary approaches to more conceptual ones.
Much of my photographic and video work highlights the domestic environment, although projects sometimes refer more broadly to place and sites in transition. My recent landscape work and photographs of the built environment share an underlying narrative about human interaction or presence and the psychology of a particular place will always lead me to research and initiate a project. Some of these ongoing series include Unseen Landscapes (2012-14), which uses Google StreetView captures as a starting point to create somewhere otherworldly; Disappearing Spot (2014), about the last seen locations of missing people, and Riverbed Stories (2012-14), photographs documenting polluted riverbeds in South East London.

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About Mandy Williams

I live and work in London. I studied art history at Warwick and Communications (Film) at Goldsmith’s. I lived in Vancouver, Canada for several years, and was represented by a commercial gallery where I had solo exhibitions of photographic and video works, as well as exhibiting in artist-run and public galleries across Canada and the United States. I was awarded a visual arts grant from the Canada Council and had work purchased by the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography. Since returning to London I have exhibited in various group exhibitions including the London Art Fair (with Bearspace Gallery), Royal West of England Academy, where I won a prize for the best original print and more recently the prize for photography, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the National Open Art competition, and Raven Row, London. My videos have been screened in Athens, Cairo, San Francisco, Washington, and across the UK.

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