Krishaun Williams

Krishaun Williams

Chicago, IL 


“I feel happy when people enjoy my artwork. I want to be able to give back to my community through my art and help people get their mind off their troubles.”

Krishaun Williams is a native Chicago artist who loves to explore and learn through creating art. He enjoys the process of deepening his understanding of any subject matter while creating. Some of his favorite inspirations are fish and cityscapes.

Krishaun elaborates, “When I'm drawing fish, I’m learning more about fish, connecting with them, learning about the structure and biology as I draw. When I’m drawing cityscapes, it helps me learn about the buildings, the shapes of different buildings, as well as learn about new cities. It’s a way of traveling to places I’ve never been, to learn about the architecture through studying pictures of the city, and drawing them, every detail.”

Krishaun has been creating art since he was a child. He was accepted into a commercial arts program in high school and was awarded a full scholarship to Columbus College of Art and Design. Shortly after Krishaun began art school, he was diagnosed with a mental illness and was unable to finish the program there. He then moved back to Chicago where he was connected with Thresholds, a mental health agency in Chicago, for support in finding housing and psychiatric care. With the support of his case management team and family, Krishaun returned to school and graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design.

Krishaun has been participating in an open studio art group at Thresholds on Chicago’s south side for over 13 years, and also works daily on his art practice from home. Krishaun is very proud to have worked at the Chicago Bears stadium, as he has been a lifelong football and Bears fan.

Krishaun hopes to be able to share his art with as many people as possible through ArtLifting. He feels that each day he is alive he is able to continue growing as a person and artist. He lives by the quote, “Once you have climbed one hill, you still have many mountains to climb.”

54th And Racine - ArtLifting
54th and Racine - ArtLifting
Atlanta by the Freeway - ArtLifting
Bears Stadium - ArtLifting
Chicago Aqua Tower - ArtLifting
Chicago Skyline - ArtLifting
Cincinnati in Front of the River - ArtLifting
Downtown Chicago - ArtLifting
Downtown Dallas - ArtLifting
Downtown LA - ArtLifting
Downtown LA - ArtLifting
Harold Washington Library - ArtLifting
Houston - ArtLifting
Millennium Park by the Lake - ArtLifting
Navy Pier - ArtLifting
New York at the Brooklyn Bridge - ArtLifting
New York Public Library - ArtLifting
Pharmacy and Chicken - ArtLifting
Pharmacy and Chicken - ArtLifting
Seattle - ArtLifting
Summer Millennium Park - ArtLifting
Union Station - ArtLifting
Washington Mall - ArtLifting