December 1969


Press Statement

ArtHatch and Distinction Gallery are excited to announce the upcoming exhibition of Tennessee based Michael Aaron Williams. The artwork will consist of paintings created with coffee and ink applied to joined ledger paper from the late 1800's and early 1900's. The Opening Reception will be on Saturday, February 13th from 6 to 10pm. The show will continue through March 5th.

In the artists words...
"Through my paintings and drawings, I attempt to represent the fragile nature of life, purity, and culture. Paint and ink are the vehicles by which movement and conflict are expressed. The beauty and pain of human nature are represented by necessitating beauty, I portray the human soul as complete despite the fractures.As such, the artwork becomes more relatable to the viewer and consequently more impacting."

In 2011 Williams attended school at Samford University in Alabama earning a degree in art. In 2015 he earned his MFA in studio art from Washington University in St. Louis. He has received numerous awards for his artworks and has been invited to speak on many occasions regarding his artwork. He has traveled to Europe, Asia, Egypt, and America to paint and install commissions and participate in exhibitions.

Michael is a full time artist and lives and works in TN with his wife Molly and their newborn son, Bear.


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