Alexis Williams  






Summer 2023
I'm thrilled to be reunited with my beloved Canadian wildlife and will stay here for the summer while I finish and illustrate The Book of Spores.
Mushroom Queen

May 2023
Artist in residence at Dereenacappara, Ireland

March & April 2023
Artist in residence at Greywood Arts, Killeagh, Ireland


March 2023
Artist in residence at the
Tyrone Gutherie Center, Monahagn, Ireland


February 2023
Writer in residedence in
The Cabin at Road Books,
Ballincollig, Ireland

January 2023
To open the first Death Club meeting I led
a meditiation on radical mortality acceptance.
Click the elephants to hear the meditation.

death Club

December 2022
My article Underworld Rootbeer from the Rhizosphere
was published in the Earth Keeper's Handbook
by EcoArtSpace Page 16 & 17. Click to see the book.
root beer

November 2022
Reading of Fungi Lust for the Fuck Plants class
with Beyond Form Creative Writing.
Click to hear the reading.
fuck plants

May 2022
During 2 weeks birding at Point Pellee National Park and 2 weeks birding in the Gaspesie and photographed 200 species.
point pelee

March 2022
Talks on Botany, Mycology, Birds and death

Fall 2021
This drawing and my poem Marmilade Milk
was printed in the Mushroom Sciety of Utah's Fungiphile Journal

termite mushrooms

Summer 2021
My story
The Cecropia Moth and the Tachinid Fly
was printed in the OFNC

Trail and Landscape Journal

Spring 2021
My painting and poem
Light of Bone and Feather
was printed in
The Caterpillar Magazine


February 2021
I gave a talk about Biophilia
on Creative Mornings


December 2020
Feathered Sky Lizards
A book of poems and paintings
sky lizards

Fall 2020
My story Thunder Mushrooms
was printed in the NYMS Journal

Fall 2019
My film Grave Reflections
was exhibited in the
Death and Photography
Step Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona

Winter 2019
La Ceiba Grafica
Artist in Residence
l'Ordunia, Mexico


Fall 2018
My work was exhibited as part of the
Chaos Fungorum
at the Co-Lab Gallery, Toronto



Fall 2018
My work was exhibited in Art+Science
at the Boutiful Davis Art Center, Utah



Spring 2018
My work Lady Aplanatum, a collection of guilded and etched artist conk mushrooms was displayed at the Art Ark Gallery in San Jose, California as part of the Arousing Biophilia exhibition


Winter 2018
Mapping Cusco while in residence
at the Healing House, Peru

Fall 2017 - Winter 2018
Writing about mushrooms while in residence at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Oregon


36 Questions to Fall in Love
With Yourself


Summer 2017
Obsidian Occulation
Artist in residence at Snaggy Mountain, NC
to view the solar eclipse through this polished obsidian lense


Spril 2017
Artist in residence studying wearable tech with
Artscape Gibraltar Point in Toronto


Fall 2016

Grass Mask


Spring 2016
Winner of the Ottawa Field Naturalists' Art Award
mushroom art

Fall 2015
Infamous Mushrooms

Residency in the Amazon jungle to study and paint mushrooms
at the Sachaqa Art Center, Peru

mushroom art


Sept 3 -7, 2015
The Shaman's New Mask

An exhibition of masks that embody contemporary magic.
MFA Sub Gallery, VA, Concordia University, 1395 rene Levesque

shamans new mask

Winter 2015
The Alcorian Spirit of Spider Webs, Constellations and Lab Equipment

Installation by Alexis Williams exhibited at the UCC Art Gallery, Oregon
group exhibition: Flocks of Secrets Swarms of Lies, with work by Ayatana Residents


Jan 2015



The Illustrated Book About Death



Spring 2014
The Mushroom Oracle

Smart phone app free download



NYC Under the Microscope

Nov 2014

Bio-Art research expedition IndieGoGo campaign

art + science


Smmer 2014
From Cave Painting to Transgenics:

Biology in Art History
a talk by Alexis Williams
Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia

ayatana artist talks


June 2014
Ebb and Flow
Solstice Forest Meditation Installation

bb an flow



Australian blog ArtBusiness interviews Alexis Williams

All the stuff that's not the art: copyright, tax, grants and residencies.




April 2014
Culture Vultures' residency catalogue produced by Alexis Williams



Tuesday, 1 April 2014 at 12:00-13:00
Hearing in the Dark
Artist talk on the use of ritual in art
Hexagram Resource Centre EV 11.705
Concordia University, Montréal



Entropy of Identity

Freedom from Identity, 2014, a video by Alexis Williams will be screened at the MECA, Spain.



2014 Marakesh Bienalle
Here, Now, Where?

Between Words, 2013 a sound piece by Alexis Williams will be played in taxi cabs as part of a project by radio art collective Saout Radio.



Morocco. Jan. 2014
Sidi Ali Artist Residency

The Sidi Ali Artists in Residence Program that facilitated visits to the Moussem of Sidi Ali Ben Hamdouch to study sufi trance ritual interwoven with a program of talks, presentations and  interviews with local spiritual musicians and academics.


Between Words

Sound piece published in the Sound Museum of Silence




Ember Penumbra
Creative process blog



Winter 2013
Finish Snow Labyrinth
40 meter snow Labyrinth built at Arteles Creative Center



Silence, Awarness, Existence Artist Residency In Finland

Dec 1 - 31 2013

S.A.E offered an extreme retreat into existence through art, silence and nature. The program brought together creative minds who were working with the theme of silence, awareness and existence.



OpenSource: Openly Sourced

28 October – 10 November 2013

Parer Place Urban Screens, Queensland University of Technology’s Creative Industries Precinct, Australia

OpenSourced: Openly Sourced focuses on variance in the interpretation of light, and is one in a series of exhibitions throughout 2013 exploring the use of crowd sourcing within moving image. Video work by Alexis Williams is being projected alongside 16 other international artists on this Creative Digital Media Display Site and Exhibition Space.

Open Source


Unearthing the Mysteries of the Mushroom With Artist and Amateur Mycologyst Alexis Williams

Nancy Snipper’s journey with Cuture Plus October 2013

culture plus


All Mushrooms Are Magical: Interview by Montreal Cultural blog Midnight Poutine with artist Alexis Williams. Oct 2013

All Mushrooms Are Magical: A Guided Walk in the Morgan Arboretum

minight poutin


Guided Mushroom Walk Through the Climax Forest

Brought to you by the Sensorium at the Morgan Arboretum, Montreal

Lead by Alexis Williams Sat Oct 26 2:00pm

Guided musrhoom walk montreal



Pukaskwa National Park Artist in the Park Residency

Artist talks by Alexis Williams every day at 10am Aug 8th - 13th

Guided mushroom walk and appreciation workshop Aug 1 at 1:30

Print exhibition in the visitor center

pukaskwa art



Manhole cover rubbings at the Nonesuch Gallery, Parsborro, NS
Exhibition of work by Alexis Williams and Fiona Annis
July 10th - July 25th Openning and artist talk Aug 10th

man hole cover art

Sunday 7th July Guided mushroom walk
Wednesday 10th July Artist Talk and Opening
Artist Residency,
Main And Staion
Parsborro Nova Scotia



Art in the Park

Gyotaku prints availble in Richmond Ontario
June 15th

richmond art in the park


Gyotaku prints available at Ravenswing
Ottawa's Art's and Music fair May 26th at Mnto Park



A Fly Can't Bird
Solo show of Gyotaku prints as part of Ottawa's Chinatown Remixed Festival at Korean Palace restaurant 610 Somerset St. W, Ottawa
May 18th - June 18th 2013


An exhibition of prints created and exchanged by graduate students from Concordia University and the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis
April 23 - May 4th



Atelier Circulaire, Montreal

Vernisage April 24th 5:30 - 7:30


Open Studio and Print Sale

Semester Finnisage Saturday April 27th
VA 045 corner of Rene Levesque and Crescent, Montreal

salt crystals


Both and Neither

Catalogue of the prints and poetry of Alexis Williams

both and neither



MFA show @ Art Mur
March 23 to Saturday, April 6

Vernissage: Saturday March 23rd, 4:00p.m. to 7:00p.m

Ultramoderne offers Montrealers a chance to see the innovative work produced by MFA Students in their first and second year of study.

buterfly dust


27 Feb - 12 March 2013
Solo exhibition by Alexis Williams
Mouse Print Gallery, 1515 St Catherine St W, EV 9 416, Montreal Vernisage 27 Feb

mouse print gallery


Year of the Snake
Vernisage at Proof Gallery in the distillery district, Toronto Feb 10 '13

snake prints


Proof Studio Gallery Feb 7 - 24 Opening Feb 10
Ontario College of Art and Design - March 2013

Ottawa School of Art - March & April

Mouseprint Gallery Montreal March 13 – 20
Muskoka Place Gallery, Muskoka April 2013


January 30, 2013

1-3pm Open Studios EV Building, 1515 St. Catherine St. W.
3-6pm Open Studios VA Building,1395 René Lévesque Blvd W.
6 pm Reception, MFA Gallery, 1395 René Lévesque Blvd W.

Free, everyone is welcome!

mfa open house







































Hello! I'm a Canadian research artist interested in paradigm shifts in culture related to ecology. I have a love for biology and natural philosophy and I raise giant silk moths. I'm a long time ameteur mycologist and travel the world in search of wild mushrooms, witches’ markets, muppety birds and wild things to ferment. My work, which often highlights the kinship of Art and Science is really just an invitation for you to indulge in your geekiest interests.

I design and lead research expeditions for international artists to study wildlife ecology.

I host a monthly Death Cafe for artists to talk casualy about mortality and grieving on the first Thursday of every month in 2023.
It's free to join.
death club


Everday I find, photograph, ID and write about a different species. You can see them here.


I give a public lecture on art and ecology on the last Wednesday of every month. You are invited.