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    Kristjana S Williams

    Icelandic born artist Kristjana S Williams studied graphic design and illustration at Central St Martins and quickly gained critical acclaim as Creative Director of Beyond the Valley for 8 years. In 2011, Kristjana S Williams began creating fine art pieces, art prints, furniture and more.   Williams’s inspiration lies heavily with layering nature upon nature and ‘the symmetry in all things living’, which stems from the artist’s childhood in Iceland. When growing up the artist found nature there stark and unforgiving. Never seeing trees or colourful butterflies or exotic flowers – everything seemed grey. Now in retrospect, she feels the complete opposite as though the colours and landscape are like nowhere else in the world. Each piece created by the artist is its own universe of botanicals, atmosphere and animals, each born and grown from the things that have inspired her since being a child in Iceland.
    Williams’ work has become well known throughout the industry winning numerous awards including a D&AD award, Clio Award and a first prize at New York Festivals Grand Prix. www.kristjanaswilliams.com


    2017 Internationally - Exhibitions in Hong Kong, Singapore and New York with Tag Fine Arts
    2017 London - Pop Up shop in Harrods

    2016 London - Design Junction Dyslexic design The Dyslexic Design exhibition, curated by one of the UK’s leading designers Jim Rokos, will challenge perceptions of dyslexia by accentuating the positive effects of living with dyslexia and its close association with design.-http://www.londondesignfestival.com/events/dyslexic-design


    2016 Rio - A series of art installations in time for the Olympics - Animated projections, light boxes, internal art - https://www.creativereview.co.uk/kristjana-s-williams-brings-her-cartographic-art-to-rio-in-time-for-the-olympics/ the social media got up to 2.6 million views

    2016 London - 3 limited edition prints special made for the V&A store the 2016 V&A Christmas card
    2016 London - Lulu Guinness Product collaboration for 20172016 London - Christian Louboutin art work for press
    2106 London - Art car boot fair - Interactive workshop fair

    2016 London Art fairs - The other art fair Bristol, The affordable art fair Hampstead, The affordable art fair Battersea, The Other art fair West end2016 New York - Tag fine arts three dimensional art work 

    2015/17 London - Pennhaligon Packaging and window store design work coming out this winter https://uk.pinterest.com/tassellisamanth/kristjana-s-williams/

    2015 London - Book published the Wonder garden with Wideeyed edition (winner in the English picture book award and shortlisted for the National book award and Blue Peter award)  http://www.itsnicethat.com/news/rachel-williams-childrens-book-design-010616 translated into 10 languages so far

    2015 London - The Shard - The Knowledge Artwork for their public spaces: The artwork has been transformed into a giant light box and is backlit with over 2,000 individual LED lights that create the ‘flowing’ River Thames and light up key elements to draw the eye in to fun historical facts of London.

    2013/15 Art car boot fair

    2014/15 London Art fairs - The affordable art fair Hampstead, The affordable art fair Battersea

    2014 Hong Kong - Artwork for Lane Crawford for the year of the Horse

    2014 London - Art Cartography exhibition with the Map house http://www.londondesignfestival.com/events/art-cartography-exhibition-kristjana-s-williams

    2014 London - The Connaught Hotel - Fine art work piece and branding journey https://www.creativereview.co.uk/making-magic-in-mayfair/

    2013 Shanghai - Audio Scape Print Journey at Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Flying spirits were draped in beautiful traditional Chinese silk robes printed with Kristjana’s signature intricate art works, the creatures enticed visitors into listening to their unique, individual sounds through suspended headphones by German audio company, Sennheiser. - http://zh-cn.sennheiser.com/sennheiser-design-shanghai

    2012 London - Anachroquarianism - exhibition and unique artist experiment workshop http://www.londondesignfestival.com/events/kristjana-s-williams-anachroquarianism

    2011 London - Interactive Print Journey - V&A British galleries The public were invited to try their hand at design by interacting with a range of richly patterned prints designed by Kristjana S Williams by using an iPad and an app called Granimator. Users were able to add detail in the form of creatures, floral motifs and gold leafing to a base design before uploading their final creations to share with friends via social media websites.

    2003 - 2011 London - Helsinki - Beijing  Beyond the Valley - By supporting new talent the store was a springboard for young blood and a picking ground for fantastic and unusual finds. The Daily Telegraph Shop Awards and was listed in Time Out’s 2011 Best Independent Store Guide. Beyond The Valley was voted as one of the top 100 UK Cool Brands for the last five years and was by cited by The Observer as one of their Top 50 Design Brands.