Katie Williams

is an artist, designer, and cat mom living in Chicago.




Somehow a Stranger

Final installation of my MFA thesis project at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s galleries. An exploration of inherited memory loss, first-time documentation of family history, and connection through disappearance.


All My Love

To accompany Somehow a Stranger, an entirely image-based book created with Risograph- and Offset- printed imagery and custom stamping.


Anxiety Cards

Series of Anxiety Cards inspired by actual cards made by my dad, carried daily in my pocket for the entirety of third grade (age 9). Many years in the making and perhaps my most intimate project to date.

2020/ 21 / 22

Forget Me Not

The second book in a series created to accompany my graduate thesis work. Comprised of 5 long-form essays, reflecting on a family journey with Alzheimer’s and a newfound weaving practice.


Memory Panels

A reflection on translation and union using design and fine art as a means to process new tools. 


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