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    Amanda Williams

    Amanda Williams

    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Office: Crown Hall, Room 4
    Office Hours:
    Phone: 312.567.3230
    Email: awilli18@iit.edu
    Web: AW | Gallery



    • B.Arch., Cornell University

    Curriculum Vitae

    Courses Taught

    Research & Major Accomplishments

    Professor Williams’ practice explores potentials for the synergy between art and architecture to act as catalysts for socially sustainable cities.  She maintains a studio in Bridgeport. Not bound by a single medium, she uses painting, photography, architecture, design and installation as her vehicles for investigation.

    Williams has lectured and exhibited throughout the US, including the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, the Studio Museum in Harlem, Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago, and the Soap Factory in Minneapolis.

    In the past, she has teamed with Proctor and Gamble and Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation to lead workshops throughout the country promoting the importance of art and architecture in public schools.  Williams was an inaugural contestant on the Bravo Channel’s art reality competition “Next Great Artist”.

    Her works are in in numerous public and private collections including:  Wells Fargo Bank, the Hennessy Co. and Cornell University.

    Featured Artist, Chicago Artist Month, City of Chicago-Dept. of Cultural Affairs
    Chicago Artist to Watch, Chicago Artists Coalition
    Robert J. Eidlitz Travel Fellowship to Ethiopia
    Schieffelin & Somerset/Hennessy Emerging Artist Award
    SF General Hospital Foundation Public Art Commission

    Current Projects




    Selected Publications


    “Black Was Always Green: Race and Sustainability” presented at the Rising Tide: The Arts and Ecological Ethics Conference, jointly hosted by Stanford University and the California College of the Arts (CCA).

    Professional Society Memberships

    Editorial Board Service

    Professional Society Service

    Grants and Fellowships

    Community Service