My art practice extends from my philosophical interests and my political and personal realities: negotiating ethics, materiality, parenthood, epistemology, domestic life, phenomenology, perception, freedom, and anxiety in equal measure. I make strong use of spatial awareness, scale, language, and material resistance to ask how—and where—meaning happens, how work can produce something, how it can function, how it can act and care.
Chandler McWilliams has exhibited internationally in non-profit and commercial galleries, and art institutions such as the The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Machine Project, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art and the Istanbul Festival of Light. McWilliams has a MA in Philosophy from The New School For Social Research in New York City and an MFA from the Program in Art at the California Institute of the Arts. He has published pieces for academic journals and conferences and is the co-author of "Form + Code in Design, Art, and Architecture" (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010). He currently teaches in the Design Media Arts program at UCLA.