Kandis Williams (b. 1985, Baltimore, Maryland) received her BFA from Cooper Union in 2009. She has presented solo exhibitions at Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Works on Paper, Vienna; St. Charles Projects, Baltimore, MD; and SADE, Los Angeles. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at several institutions, including the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Rancho Cucamonga, CA; the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, New York; and the Underground Museum, Los Angeles. Additionally, Williams has presented exhibitions devoted to her publishing company Cassandra Press at Luma Westbau, Zurich, and LAXART, Los Angeles. Her work has recently been featured in Hyperallergic, Artforum, Ocula, GQ Style, Frieze, Artnet News, W Magazine, LA Weekly, and Cultured, among others. In November 2020, Williams presented her first institutional solo show, Kandis Williams: A Field, at the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. As of 2021, her work belongs in the permanent collections of the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles and the Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. In April 2021, Williams presented a new body of large-scale collages alongside earlier works in the 2020/2021 edition of the Made in L.A. biennial at the Hammer Museum and Huntington Libraries, Los Angeles. Williams is the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Mohn Award, granted by the Hammer Museum in recognition of artistic excellence. In October 2021, she will present the inaugural exhibition at the new David Zwirner exhibition space 52 Walker, programmed and led by Director Ebony L. Haynes. A visiting faculty member in the Art Program at the California Institute of the Arts, Williams lives and works in Los Angeles.