Shahvteeaylah Williams

Photo by Naomieh Jovin.

As an illustrator and designer, Shahvteeaylah Williams (Shahv) enjoys creating vibrant, expressive artwork and colorful wearables. She is a mixed-media artist who prefers working with acrylic ink and colored pencils, before polishing designs digitally.

She completed her BFA in Illustration at the University of the Arts in 2021 and currently works as a freelancer and Young Artist Instructor for Moore College of Art & Design. Since graduating, she has been selected as a 2023 InLiquid Wind Fellow, had her work displayed at the InLiquid Gallery in Philadelphia, and has been the featured artist in the April 2023 issue of Surface Design News.

Her work is inspired by comics, animation, nature, and fashion. In her practice, she is driven to depict the world around her through a lens of joy and silliness; often creating art to process difficult personal experiences and paint an authentic, relatable, and refreshing portrait of black womanhood.

When not working, she can be found at the roller rink, her local coffee shop, or hanging out in the many green spaces in Philadelphia.

Last updated: Jun 17, 2024