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Ajané K. Williams is a generation Z Afro-futurist painter, performance DJ, and video artist based in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was born in the heart of a military base in Fort Stewart, Georgia in 1999 and earned her BFA in Painting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Growing up in a military family exposed her to a multitude of cultures and realities worldwide. From childhood to adolescence, Williams has lived in Alaska, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and overseas in Germany, Japan, and Korea. Stability was non-existent in her upbringing, which is reflected in her artwork as she is always trying to challenge the unfamiliar and immerse herself in it.
Williams is the recipient of the Outstanding Junior of the Year and Painting Area Award for 2021 at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has won Best in Show twice in the Student Juried Exhibitions at Appalachian State University and UNC Charlotte. Williams has been included in significant group exhibitions such as the "Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition" at the Chicago Science and Industry Museum in Chicago, Illinois, and is currently included in the "Coined in the South: 2022" exhibition at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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