Zoe Woods is an Adelaide-based glass artist and 2011 graduate of the South Australian School of Art, University of South Australia. Since the completion of her studies and ever-growing success, Woods’ work has persistently gained complexity. The solid patterned glass objects she produces feature reflections and repetition, yet obsessive patterns also permeate her making processes. Woods employs both hot and cold techniques and in doing so has made a place for serendipitous chance and complex repetitive tasks to inform one another. While the resulting pieces evoke a multitude of associations, foremost they read as devices of wondrous optical pleasure connected to the ancient lineage of humans using glass to discover the natural world .
Since being selected for the national graduate exhibition “Hatched” in 2011, Woods has had an impressive lineup of shows, prizes and residencies, including time spent at Canberra Glass Works, the Corning Museum of Glass (New York), and winning the Waterhouse Youth Arts Prize in 2012. In 2014 she exhibited at BMG Gallery in Adelaide, 2015 at Sabbia Gallery in Sydney, now exhibits with Chesterfield Gallery in New York. Zoe Woods’ is a slow and meaningful journey, one where she is making time to move through the many possibilities of her processes, and with each step making new discoveries. This dedication to discovery promises an ever-changing and exciting career ahead.