Williams, Nico

Nico Williams, Bad Boys, 2017.


Bad Boys

Bad Boys comes from my first solo exhibition series of hyperbolic squares. This particular work is a reflection on Indigenous individuals incarcerated in Canadian penitentiaries. The work is woven with imported high-quality glass from Japan and sewn together with quillwork—bridging new materials with traditional ones.

Delicas and porcupine quills,
  • 2017
10.16 x 10.16 x 2.54 cm |
Unique edition



Nico Williams, ᐅᑌᒥᐣ is Ojibwe from Aamjiwnaang First Nation. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions across Canada and internationally. He is an active member of the Montreal Indigenous Community NETWORK and a board member of the Biennale d’art contemporain autochtone (BACA). In 2018, he was a part of an article and film spot in National Geographic. In January 2019, Williams joined the Contemporary Geometric Beadwork team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in a research and creation session, “Art, Architecture and Models of Hyperbolic Energy.”