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Ali M Williams is a Philadelphia based artist and public muralist. She began creating murals after she graduated from Moore College of Art and Design with a BFA in Fine Art. She has exhibited her work and murals internationally and has lead workshops in schools and community programs throughout the east coast.

She has worked with numerous education and community outreach programs such as Cancer Treatment Centers of America, The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention, The Pennsylvania Conference for Women, Riverside Correctional Facility, Zambia Tukongote Community Projects, The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, Mural Arts Philadelphia, The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, and at-risk youth and adults, as well as a range of participants of all ages. Some of her recent clients include The Wells Fargo Center, Primark, The NFL, Zappos, New Balance, and Nasdaq.

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Gorgeous light on this little bb ...

No, I didn’t paint this on the floor of my hotel room the morning of my install 😬 ...

Wasn’t sure how I was going to install a single 10’ panel alone with a ladder on a down sloped street (after driving 5 hours) … but I knew I could, and I did 👏 Next time I will pull the Mariah Carey diva card, or at least take a break between driving and climbing ladders. ...

Pop up studio with @burnoutjewelry ...

Work in progress from the other week🦉 🌈 getting installed today! ...

@phoebebridgers is back in the studio working on a new album. She may even write a song called ‘Tula’ 😂 🎃 🩻 ☠️ Happy Halloween 👻 🖤

@tulathegreat as Phoebe Bridgers
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The look of judgement from your artist assistant when your studio becomes a hazardous work zone 😬 ⚠️ Sorry, Tula @tulathegreat

Nevermind the 4 glasses of old beverages on the desk and the fact that my calendar is still on April 🤦🏻‍♀️
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A little sneak peek at something coming up and a glimpse into mural prep/color mixing. 🌴 🌊 🦉 🎨 ...

Studio assistant is pissed I asked her to do one more job before her 27th nap break 🤦🏻‍♀️ ...

@cleaversphilly - 🔪 🥩 Best on the block, & also the strongest handrails in the city 😂

Don’t try this here! (Lessons in what not to do, volume 12 😬)
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When art meets yoga. 🧘🏻‍♀️ @theworksmalvern is finally open! If you’re in the Main Line area, go check out their yoga classes (and my work on the walls 🙃 🎨) ...

A fun little splash for @theworksmalvern 🧘🏻‍♀️

Everything about their branding and space is so warm and adorbs. Can’t wait to take a class here 🙂
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🪄 @theworksmalvern 🧘🏻‍♀️ ...

Been in my feels after this was dedicated last Wednesday. This was such an incredible project to be a part of. I’m so honored to have partnered with @rhdmorrishome to memorialize these beautiful local Black trans women, celebrate their lives, and the lives of others departed from our trans & gender nonconforming community.

I hope that this mural also speaks to love, and joy, and pride, and the present moment, and the future, and feels celebratory … all at once. Thank you to @alokvmenon for allowing us to draw inspiration from their words. 💓

I’m so proud of this artwork and it is thanks to all of the talented and highly skilled artists that were a part of it: @julielaquer @jaq_masters @katblackthepainter @amarasart @gggreatwhite & the incredible install team: @skovesart @_mcbailey & @divinedownes 🎨 💗 and project manager @movepaige ☺️ I am so grateful, Love to you all 🥰

Pictured left to right in the mural: Kyra Cordova, Charlene Arcila, Niza Morris, Michelle Tamika Washington, Shantee Tucker, London Kiki Chanel, and Dominique Rem’mie Fells. ❤️

You can see the mural in person at @phillyaidsthrift
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That’s a wrap! The Morris Home mural at Philly AIDS Thrift is complete! The dedication is today at 1pm!!!!💓 @rhdmorrishome @phillyaidsthrift

This mural started 2+ years ago, so it feels a bit like a fever dream to finally see it up on the wall and bring it to a close.

I haven’t posted a single thing about the production so I’m looking forward to reviewing old photos and videos and sharing all about this one! (It was painted last summer in my studio!) xoxo
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Wondering how this tiny thing is gonna look blown up. Hopefully awesome. Probably, most definitely awesome. Updates when I have ‘em! 🌸 ...

#tulaforscale 🐕 Did this LITTLE design & painting combo for a client a couple weeks ago so it can be scanned, printed, and installed as a huge decal mural of sorts.

100% think I would have spent the same amount of time on the actual wall size art (but that wasn’t an option) (painting small is the 😈 to me)

And now, in addition to the printed mural, I have this mini mural / nice size painting that I’m brainstorming what to do with.

I’m waiting to get word on the install, so updates to come 🙂
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Tiny brushes, tiny details, tiny paintings … the death of me ☠️. LOVE pulling tape though! 🤤

This “small” painting is going to be scanned, blown up in size, printed, and installed as a mural at 🤫🤫

First time a project will leave my studio and will be outta my hands / control after that!

Will post more when it’s up!
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💐🌸 🌺 🌼🌷🌻🌾 ...

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