Diane Williams is a Filipinx-American, immigrant, artist and organizer based in Los Angeles, CA. In her work, she examines colonial legacies and the roles people play in systems and institutions of power. Williams explores this idea by drawing her audience into a deconstructed and hybrid space, real and imagined, familiar and unfamiliar, creating a counter-narrative based on her diasporic positionality.
Her work has been featured in select publications and radio interviews including Los Angeles Magazine, LA Weekly, Artillery, Eastsider LA, Art and Cake, P&A Magazine and KPFK. Williams exhibited in several solo and group shows at the Armory Center for the Arts, Walter Maciel Gallery, Museum of Art and History MOAH, PØST, Cerritos College Gallery, Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art RAFFMA, California State University San Diego, Children's Museum of the Arts New York, Berkeley Art Center, San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries SFAC and Grafiska Sällskapet Stockholm, Sweden among others. She has works in private and public collections at National Immigration Law Center, Los Angeles and Washington DC headquarters and Azusa Pacific University. Williams earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) in 2013 and is a Masters of Fine Arts candidate at University of Southern California (USC).