Apr 17, 2020
Discover the stunning work and story of Ali M Williams and learn what it takes to become a mural artist on this episode of our podcast, Art & Cocktails.
Ali M Williams is a Philadelphia based artist and public muralist. She began creating murals after she graduated from Moore College of Art and Design with a BFA in Fine Art. She has exhibited her work and murals internationally and has lead workshops in schools and community programs throughout the east coast. Ali is interested in how visually altering a space with public art affects the surrounding environment.
Her murals invite you inside a collaged, fabricated dreamscape of paint, mysterious beauty, and contemporary iconography. She's interested in combining realism with abstract concepts and design to help tell a story. Symbolic elements, graphic imagery, and vibrant bursts of color are frequent components of her work. She's drawn to bold, feminine color palettes and loves to incorporate neon pink as much as possible.
She has worked with numerous education and community outreach programs such as Cancer Treatment Centers of America, The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention, The Pennsylvania Conference for Women, Riverside Correctional Facility, Zambia Tukongote Community Projects, The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, Mural Arts Philadelphia, The City of Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, and at-risk youth and adults, as well as a range of participants of all ages. Some of her recent clients include The Wells Fargo Center, Primark, The NFL, Zappos, New Balance, and Nasdaq.