Grand Ronde, OR
Williams is an artist, educator, and enrolled tribal member of The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon. M. Earl received a Masters of Fine Arts in Photography and a Masters of Arts in Studio Art from the University of Iowa. His work is shown internationally with recent cities including Rome, Los Angeles, Berlin, Chicago, New York, Denver, Portland, and Phoenix. Currently he resides in his ancestral homelands, the Oregon Willamette Valley, where he is the Multimedia Specialist for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.
His work explores how we make meaning out of the world around us and how we create significance to our existence as humans. The photographs, videos, durational performances, and installations ask questions like; what is our purpose in the environments that surround us? What is our imminent future if we continue down our technological path towards a more digitized world? What happened to the ideas of the myth and the miracle? The work never expects the viewer to find true answers but instead is more invested in “the why” and “the what”.