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Kent Williams

"Using small pieces of fabric or computer-based pixels, I create dense, pattern-based works that explore the inexhaustible possibilities of line, shape, color, light, pattern, and landscape. Some of my digital works also explore the inexhaustible possibilities of life in a modern, industrial, technological society."

With works that contain hundreds, if not thousands, of discrete pieces, Kent Williams believes in the continuing power of geometric abstraction. His works use simple shapes like squares and rectangles, but he combines these shapes in such a way that simplicity is left far behind. Kent's purely abstract works pursue patterning ideas to their logical, if not illogical, conclusions. His less abstract works, using photographs that he slices into tiny pieces, pursue the age-old idea of beauty in a world that is changing at a faster rate than most of us can comprehend.

For his art quilts, Kent Williams uses commercial fabrics that he machine pieces and machine quilts. For his digital prints, he uses Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and photographs he takes himself.

Kent is largely self-taught. He has been making quilts for more than10 years. He has written about art for more than 25 years.

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Secret Note Square
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,000
$ 2,550
To the Hilt
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 200
$ 170
Base Times Height
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,000
$ 2,550
Column As I See 'Em
Fiber Wall Art

$ 4,000
$ 3,400
Gridlock 3
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,500
$ 2,125
Checks Mix
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 5,000
$ 4,250
Blue Ribbon
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,000
$ 2,550
Times Squared
Giclee Print

$ 300
$ 255
Dusk
Giclee Print

$ 300
$ 255
Fernwood
Giclee Print

$ 300
$ 255
La Cage aux Fauves
Giclee Print

$ 300
$ 255
Wassily
Giclee Print

$ 300
$ 255
Chatterbox
Giclee Print

$ 300
$ 255
Brush Aside
Giclee Print

$ 300
$ 255
Phase 1
Giclee Print

$ 300
$ 255
Transistance
Giclee Print

$ 300
$ 255
Greensward
Giclee Print

$ 300
$ 255
All Bark
Giclee Print

$ 300
$ 255
Starry Night
Giclee Print

$ 300
$ 255
Transformer
Giclee Print

$ 300
$ 255
Gold Bricks
Giclee Print

$ 300
$ 255
A Good Yarn
Giclee Print

$ 300
$ 255
Weave, Wove, Woven
Giclee Print

$ 300
$ 255
Wired
Giclee Print

$ 300
$ 255
Square Squared
Giclee Print

$ 300
$ 255
Behind Enemy Lines
Giclee Print

$ 300
$ 255
Click
Giclee Print

$ 300
$ 255
Miles of Tiles
Giclee Print

$ 300
$ 255
Windy City Forecast
Giclee Print

$ 350
$ 297.50
Sumac, October
Giclee Print

$ 300
$ 255
Benday, Done That
Giclee Print

$ 300
$ 255
Circuit Rider
Giclee Print

$ 300
$ 255
Trace Elements
Giclee Print

$ 300
$ 255
A Ton of Bricks
Giclee Print

$ 350
$ 297.50
Googie Woogie
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 5,000
$ 4,250
Staggering 2
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,000
$ 2,550
At Cross Purposes
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,000
$ 1,700
Stars and Stripes Forever
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 5,000
$ 4,250
Gridlock 1
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,000
$ 2,550
Midtown
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,000
$ 2,550
Long May It Wave
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,000
$ 1,700
A Star is Born
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 5,000
$ 4,250
Around the Bend
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,000
$ 2,550
Square Within a Square Within
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 5,000
$ 4,250
Please Adjust Your Contrast
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,750
$ 3,187.50
Lake Mendota
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,000
$ 2,550
Torn Curtain
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,500
$ 1,275
Stacked Against Me
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,000
$ 2,550
Ikaterina
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 3,000
$ 2,550
Cloud Cover
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 7,500
$ 6,375
A Complete Basket Case
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 7,500
$ 6,375
Compare and Contrast
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 7,500
$ 6,375
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Quilt National 2009, Athens, OH, Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center, 2009
Quilt Visions 2008, San Diego, CA, Oceanside Museum of Art, 2008
ArtQuilt Elements, Philadelphia, PA, Wayne Art Center, 2008
By the Hands of Men, Golden, CO, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, 2008
Quilt National 2007, Athens, OH, Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center, 2007