Reflecting on his adolescence, Chris Williford constructs an abstracted coming-of-age narrative that is simultaneously biography and fiction. Through an interdisciplinary approach to personal memoir, he responds to visual motifs of youth culture, combining found imagery with personal snapshots and illustrations in order to relay ongoing accounts of a melodramatic, queer mythology.
Chris Williford (b. 1993, Dallas, TX) received his BFA in Printmaking from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2015. Recent exhibitions include the Clemson National Print and Drawing Exhibition (Clemson, SC), Reckless A. Bandon at The Lunchbox (Milwaukee, WI), and Academy 2015: MFA/BFA Invitational at Connersmith Gallery (Washington, D.C.). He is currently an MFA candidate in Printmedia at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2018.