Jess De Wahls | Profile


Current work for sale: Jess De Wahls



My Work

Originally from Berlin, Jess de Wahls is a London based artist who creates hand-sewn relief portraits adorned with embroidered elements from up cycled clothing, a technique for which she has coined the term 'Retex Sculpture’. Encouraging social change and gender equality, exploring Feminism and embracing recycling and reuse are paramount to her practice.


About Me

I run a 3 day hair salon out of Soho Theatre’s dressing room and the rest of the week i cre- ate my art from my Brixton Studio. I don’t have time for hobbies since what i do, usually takes up all of my time.


  • embroidery competition of Hand & Lock 
  • creative symposium panelist @ Central Saint Martins




  • Espacio Gallery 
  • Hand & Lock (royal embroiderers, central London) for 5 month 2015
  • 'Salon des refuses' (Space, Hackney) 
  • 'Summer Salon' (CandidArts, Angel) 
  • 'Exhibit Here' (Menier Gallery) 
  • 'Feminist Fiber art' (Boston, USA) 
  • 'PTNOTR' (Seattle, USA)‘Un Seul Grain De Ris’(Paris) 
  • ART car-boot fair ( Brick Lane) 
  • currently work on show at Covent Garden bar 'Diana's Diner’ 
  • Stitch Fetish4 (Hive Gallery, LA)


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