whitney hack williams
Whitney Hack Williams describes her painting style as an abstract deconstruction of the female figure, using line and shape to convey movement and form. Working predominately in the medium of painting, Whitney considers artists such as Arshile Gorkey, Roberto Matta, Willem De Kooning, and Helen Frankenthaler to be major influences on her work.
Whitney was born in Oklahoma City in 1985. She studied graphic design at the Kansas City Art Institute, and after this received her BFA in Fine Art and Painting from Texas Woman’s University. Since then, Whitney has found many ways to leverage her trained eye and enthusiasm for design in professional settings, teaching art, writing art curriculum, working as a floral designer, an event planner, a sign painter, graphic designer and instructional technologist. In 2011, Whitney was selected to be a part of the “New Texas Talent” exhibit, at the Craighead Green Gallery in Dallas, TX, where she met her husband on opening night. Currently living in Pittsburgh, PA, Whitney works as a graphic designer for a local law firm. She is pursing her Master’s Degree at Chatham University in Interdisciplinary Design, and hopes this new challenge will open up ways for her to further infuse her professional graphic design work with her passion for fine art.