In a dream, Thunderbird came to me in my Grandmother’s house and brought me three fish.

I am an artisan, scholar, and activist living in the midwest, adorning the body and shifting the paradigm; with dreams of sculpting homes and planting food forests.

-Dr. Kat Williams

metalsmith | mythologist

Pecha Kucha (2017): I was a fellow in a Mid-America Arts Alliance program at the Lawrence Arts Center, Artist Inc. At the end of the program, all the fellows gave a presentation on their history/work. Here is mine.

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2019 – North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival. Fargo, Bismarck & Grand Forks, ND
  • 2018 – The Love Show #6, @ The Percolator. Lawrence, KS
  • 2016 – Art Tougeau Art Car Parade & Lawrence Busker Festival. Lawrence, KS
  • 2015 – The Print Show #3, @ The Percolator. Lawrence, KS
  • 2014 – The Good Times Fair. Hyampom, CA
  • 2010 – Nick Cave SoundSuits Exhibition, @ The Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA
  • 2010 – It’s All Been Done Before, But Not By Me Exhibit, @ The Hammer Museum. Los Angeles, CA

Other Fun Facts

  • apprenticed with a local Shaman (2018)
  • certified home herbalist (2015)
  • occasional wildlife rehabilitation volunteer
  • self-taught banjo player
  • PhD in Culture & Performance Studies
  • M.A. in African Studies
  • B.A in African & African-American Studies
  • B.F.A. in Design – Metalsmithing
  • studied textile design in Kenya (age 23)
  • sang on stage at Carnegie Hall, NYC (age 18)
  • planted my first herb garden at age 12
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