Enid Williams received her M.F.A. in painting from Kent State University in 1996 and her B.A. in studio art from the University of Toledo in 1992. Her work continues to explore the use of kinetic circular elements interwoven in a primarily white void, a signature characteristic that she describes as both matrix and backdrop. This recurring construct allows for a multitude of visual scenarios that result in meticulously rendered images, informed by a diverse framework at once timely and historical: science, literary conventions, color perception charts, Abstract Expressionism and Op Art are often referenced in titles. Also citing time as a theme, Williams draws attention to the arrested representation of time as well as the paradoxically slower but still moving time a viewer may experience when engaging the work. These influences have largely inspired the optical complexity and spatial ambiguity of her work.
Enid was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2011, two Metropolitan Arts Council Grants in 2007 and 2011, the Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship in 2002, the Columbus Museum of Art Purchase Award in 2000, the Hall Memorial Award of Painting, Ohio Art League, 2000, and the Carnegie Museum of Art and Associate Artists of Pittsburgh Milone Painting Award in 1997. In addition, her work is included in the Columbus Museum of Art, OH, the Morris Museum of Augusta, GA, the Johnson Collection of Spartanburg, SC, the Contemporary Carolina Collection at the Medical University of SC, and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH.