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Zoë Williams creates otherworldly creatures that are inspired by dreams, visions, and the collective unconscious. Born in 1983 in New Orleans, LA, Zoë Williams holds a BA in Fine Art from the University of New Orleans and a Certificate in Fiber Art from the University of Washington. Her work in needle felted wool has been exhibited in galleries around the world. She currently lives and works in New York City.



Please write to mail@zoewilliams.com for a complete list of available artwork or to inquire about shows and commissions. A selection of artwork is also available through these galleries. One of a kind miniatures and other items may occasionally be found in my shop. All of the wool used in my sculptures is organic/ecological/sustainable (Oeko-Tex, GOTS & EMAS) and NO MULESING certified.

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Zoë Williams is curator at Gristle Art Gallery. Located in the heart of Brooklyn, NY, the gallery is dedicated to promoting lowbrow, pop-surreal, contemporary, dark and macabre art. For more information about current and upcoming exhibitions, please visit the gallery website. Please direct submission inquiries to gallery@gristletattoo.com

Mr. X Stitch is the world's best contemporary embroidery and needlecraft site! The monthly "Felter Skelter" column, researched and written by artist Zoë Williams, is a showcase of the best felt and needle felt artwork around. Read more at mrxstitch.com. To submit your portfolio for consideration, please complete the submission form.


PSG Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
June 5, 2015

Ghost Gallery, Seattle, WA
April 11, 2013

Ghost Gallery, Seattle, WA
November 11, 2010


It Came from Beneath the Sea, curated by Travis Louie
Haven Gallery, Northport, NY
May 13, 2017

Stitched 2, curated by Lana Crooks and Melissa Sue Stanley
Clutter Gallery, Beacon, NY
May 13, 2017

Being A Panda
Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, CA
May 6, 2017

Gristle Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
April 22, 2017

Winter Flock
The Convent, Philadelphia, PA
February 10, 2017

Femme to Femme Fatale, curated by Beautiful Bizarre Magazine
Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
September 17, 2016

Werifesteria, curated by Lana Crooks
My Plastic Heart, New York, NY
July 8, 2016

Dystopian Forest
Gristle Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
March 19, 2016

Screaming Sky Gallery, Portland, OR
February 25, 2016

Tell Them Stories: Origins, curated by Tun Myaing and Marshall Jones
Mark Miller Gallery, New York, NY
October 8, 2015

Touched, curated by Shana Kohnstamm
Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN
October 1, 2015

Realms of the Unreal, curated by Samantha Levin
Gristle Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
September 12, 2015

Other Worlds
The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
March 7, 2015

Platinum Blend, curated by Stephanie Chefas
Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
January 10, 2015

Common Threads, curated by Lana Crooks
FOE Gallery, Northampton, MA
November 14, 2014

Muses of Mount Helikon II
Helikon Gallery, Denver, CO
November 1, 2014

POP Femme Sugar Coated Strange
POP Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
October 3, 2014

Lilliput, curated by Cynthia von Buhler
My Micro Gallery, Milan, Italy
September 25, 2014

You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone, curated by Lou Pimentel
My Plastic Heart, New York, NY
September 5, 2014

Night Vision
Campfire Gallery, San Francisco, CA
August 27, 2014

Clutter Gallery, Beacon, NY
June 14, 2014

Gristle Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
May 10, 2014

Minuscule, curated by Poppy Lawman
Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, CA
May 3, 2014

Indelible, curated by Aunia Kahn
Alexi Era Gallery, St. Louis, MO
April 5, 2014

The Elusive Key, curated by Samantha Levin
Gristle Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
March 15, 2014

Feral Creatures, curated by Stephanie Chefas
Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
January 18, 2014

2013 Juried Exhibition, curated by Jonathan LeVine
Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ
November 16, 2013

Arch Enemy Arts, Philadelphia, PA
September 6, 2013

Peripeteia II, curated by Samantha Levin
Skylight Gallery, New York, NY
September 5, 2013

Speaking in Tongues II, curated by Buddy Nestor
Black Vulture Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
June 7, 2013

Metamorphosis, Liminal Beings & Legendary Creatures
Gristle Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
April 27, 2013

Stitched, curated by Lana Crooks
Clutter Gallery, Beacon, NY
April 13, 2013

Philias: Loved to Death
Gristle Tattoo & Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
February 23, 2013

Hemmed In, curated by Jamie Chalmers/Mr. X Stitch
MK Gallery, Milton Keynes
December 7, 2012

The Cutting & Sitching Edge, curated by Jamie Chalmers/Mr. X Stitch
The Knitting & Stitching Shows 2012 Alexandra Palace, London; RDS, Dublin; HIC, Harrogate
October 11-14, November 1-4, November 22-25, 2012

Lush Life 4
Roq La Rue, Seattle, WA
August 10, 2012

Guild of the Black Eagle V, curated by David Hochbaum
Fuse Gallery, New York, NY
June 6, 2012

Buddy's Den, curated by Bridget Rhee and Peter Kato
TT Underground, New York, NY
May 11, 2012

G40 Art Summit, curated by Art Whino
Richmond, VA
April 6, 2012

Hey, Beautiful!, curated by Richard Rinehart
Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
February 2, 2012

Lush Life 3
Roq La Rue, Seattle, WA
December 9, 2011

Vermillion, Seattle, WA
June 10, 2010

Lost at Sea
Gallery Hanahou, New York, NY
May 6, 2010

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