Reflecting on my adolescence in Texas, I reference an abstracted coming-of age-narrative that is simultaneously biography and fiction. Through the mediums of print, collage and the language of personal memoir, I mine images from mass-produced ephemera, combining them with my own photographic experiments in order to relay ongoing accounts of a melodramatic, queer mythology.
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris Williford is a print-based artist who received his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2015. In addition to working under several museums and galleries including Dallas Contemporary, he has studied illustration and print in both the United States and Bloomsbury, London. More recently, Chris is an MFA candidate in Printmedia at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2018.