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Kenneth Jr. Williams

Descended from generations of prominent beadwork artists from both the Seneca heritage of his father, and the Arapaho tradition of his mother, he refined his traditional knowledge through his studies at the Institute of American Indian Arts.
Before receiving his degree in Museum Studies, in 2007, his work with the legendary bead artist Teri Greeves broadened his technical and artistic horizons. As a result, he found his own style, combining a contemporary esthetic with centuries of beadworking tradition.

This combination has resulted in a thoroughly modern and personal style that has won numerous prestigious awards in a short time, including a 2014 Best in Show at the Heard Museum Indian Market in Phoenix, as well as many ribbons from Santa Fe Indian Market, and others.