Join All My Relations Arts as we host Yup’ik artist and designer Peter Williams who bridges worlds of fashion, art, tradition, and innovation. Inherent Right is the current solo exhibition at All My Relations Arts Gallery on view now until June 26.
Peter Williams (Yup’ik) is a culture bearer, artist, designer, filmmaker, and educator originally from Akiak currently based in Sheet'ká (Sitka, Alaska). His hand-sewn works repurpose skin from self-harvested traditional foods, bridging worlds of Indigenous art, fashion, and subsistence.
Williams completed artist residencies at Santa Fe Art Institute and Institute of American Indian Arts, and has guest lectured and/or taught skin sewing at Yale University, Stanford University, UCLA, Portland Art Museum, and Alaska State Museum, among others. His art has been shown at museums and galleries across North America.
His presentations at New York Fashion Week and Fashion Week Brooklyn in 2015 and 2016 led to profiles in The Guardian and The New York Times. He co-produced the documentary Harvest:Quyurciq, which received a Native Peoples Action project grant and screened internationally. In 2018-2020 Williams became a Cultural Capital Fellow, a Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellow, and received an Individual Artist Award Project Grant from Rasmuson Foundation. He was nominated for the 2020 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant.