Nico Williams

Contemporary Geometric Beadwork Team
Masters of Fine Arts, Sculpture, Concordia University
Montreal, Quebec , Canada

Artist Statement
As a Geometric Beadwork artist, I create an array of forms using Japanese glass Delicas to narrate Indigenous experiences. The forms have recently been exploring kinetic movement and galactic patterns to give shape to structures, like the Hyperloop, that redefine art and craft. I recently acquired the ability to deconstruct the surfaces and clone them using computer software and casting pods. In the years to come, I look forward to continuing research and inspiring a new beading movement.

Nico Williams, ᐅᑌᒥᐣ (b. 1989) is Ojibwe from Aamjiwnaang First Nation. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions across Canada and internationally.

Tetrahedron III
Tetrahedron III
13 x 13 x 13 cm
perles Delica, fils d’or (24k lambrissé d'argent et de cuivre et Duracoat)

Explorations of intricate color patterns and counting codes I explored site specifically around Montreal. The patterns were in collaboration with the ojibwa legends I grew up with as kid and the new urban environment that challenges indigenous communities across Canada.