About Kristjana S Williams
Lives and Works:
London, United Kingdom
About the artist
The Icelandic artist Kristjana S Williams studied design and illustration at the prestigious Central St Martins University of Arts, London. Exotic flora and fauna come alive in her work where she creates fantastical creatures by merging butterflies, tropical birds and exotic plants. Williams is an award winning artist, who has been commissioned to work with British designer Paul Smith and Liberty department store, London, and has created installations for the Connaught Hotel, Shanghai Exhibition Centre, and Lane Crawford, Hong Kong.
Need to know
- Her murals have been featured at London's V&A museum and the Chanel Group and Paul Smith have bought her work
- Kristjana won the prestigious New York Festival Grand Prize & was Shortlisted at the Cannes Lions Festival
- The New York Times placed her at the forefront of what they call the 'New Antiquarian' movement
The Insider Rebecca Gordon says:
"Kristjana Williams is an award winning artist whose vibrant illustrations have gained her widespread critical acclaim and won her commissions from Liberty, Paul Smith and The Connaught Hotel to name a few. By interweaving fragments of Victorian engravings with contemporary illustration and colouring she creates magical landscapes filled with exotic creatures. "
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