Zoe Beaudry (b. 1991) is an artist from East Lansing, Michigan, specializing in oil painting with an emphasis on the figure. Her practice examines the dissolution of personal identity through disturbance to the boundaries of the self such as bodily changes, spiritual experiences, and online avatars. 

 

Zoe received her BA in studio art from Kalamazoo College in 2014 and her MFA from The Glasgow School of Art in 2018. She has shown work internationally in the US, UK, Israel, and Australia, at venues including Piano Nobile Kings Place (London), Mall Galleries (London), The Zhou B Art Center (Chicago), and Chicago City Hall. She has held art workshops for youth in Tulkarem, Palestine, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and Kalamazoo, Michigan.

 

In 2017, Zoe was shortlisted as a finalist for the biennial Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize in London and for the Lethbridge 10,000 Small Scale Art Award in Brisbane, Australia. In 2018, she won first place in Exibit Fine Art Center and Gallery's National Juried Competition, and in 2019 was featured in the annual FBA Futures exhibition at Mall Galleries. 

Zoe was recently featured in the 2019 season of Sky Portrait Artist of the Year on the Sky Arts Network, and completed a residency at Kriti Gallery in Varanasi, India in March 2019.

 

Recent publications include Aesthetica MagazineCreative Quarterly Magazine, Wotisart Magazine, Dreamers Magazine, and the cover of Vincent Perrone's poetry collection, Starving Romantic.

  

Photo by Shelley Hu

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Education

2018      Master of Fine Art, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland

2014      Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Anthropology/Sociology, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI

2013      Overseas Student Program, Ben-Gurion University, Be’er Sheva, Israel     

2010      French Language and Culture Program, L’Institut International de Rambouillet, Rambouillet, France     

 

Selected Exhibitions (*indicates juried, bold indicates solo show)

 

2019

             Scicomm Science-Art Exhibition, Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, East Lansing, MI

             Table Scraps, OutFront Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI              

             *Greater Michigan Art Exhibition, Midland Centre for the Arts, Midland, MI

             *Interdependence, curated: Karyn Stetz, Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI             

             *TRAHC Annual Juried Competition, Texarkana Arts Center, Texarkana, TX  

             *Michiana Annual Juried Competition, curated: Nikki Gauthier, Box Factory for the Arts, St. Joseph, MI                                                               Synchronicity, InForm Architecture, Kalamazoo, MI              

             ALS Association Benefit Pop-Up Gallery, curated: Caleb Mulholland, 2112 Studios, Chicago, IL              

             FBA Futures 2019, Mall Galleries, London, England

2018

             *Through the Cracks, The Light Gets In, Oak Park Art League, Oak Park, IL (Juror: Doug Stapleton, Assoc. Curator, IL State Museum)

             *Annual National Juried Art Competition, EXibit Gallery, Morris, IL 

             Starving Romantic Release, The Forge, Detroit, MI

             MFA Degree Show, The Glue Factory, Glasgow, Scotland              

             Skip-Ad; Play, curated: Aleya Dwivedi and Laetitia Engelbrecht-Schnuer, Savoy Centre, GY Festival, Glasgow, Scotland

             No Safe Haven, curated: Evie O’Connor, The Pipe Factory, Glasgow, Scotland

             MA and Other Postgraduates, Atkinson Gallery, Somerset, England

2017

             Tongue Fest, curated: Alina Baimamadova, The Laurieston Arches, Glasgow, Scotland

             *The Harley Open, curated: Hannah Obee, The Harley Gallery, Worksop, England

             Mixed Bag, curated: Jean Paul Baptiste, Arts Centre and Theatre, Aberdeen, Scotland

             Interim Show, Reid Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland

             *Lethbridge 10,000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

             Summer of Love: Reflections on Pulse, curated: Rachel Frisby, Albin Polasek Museum, Winter Park, FL

             *Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize Exhibition, Piano Nobile Kings Place, London, England

             Pu(b)lic, curated: Nancy Dewhurst, The Old Hairdresser’s, Glasgow, Scotland

             The Prince’s Trust Art Exhibition, Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh, Scotland

2016

             LEXICON, curated: Jenny Lam, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL

             'Dollface' Premiere, curated: Hannah Kopen, Canvas Arts Collective, Chicago, IL

2015

             Treasurer's Office City Hall Gallery, Chicago City Hall, Chicago, IL

             *Aesthetica Student Art Prize Exhibition, York St Mary’s, Castlegate, York, England

             International Feature, Jaffa Port Warehouse, Tel Aviv, Israel

2014    

             The Holiness Collection, Light Fine Arts Building, Kalamazoo, MI

             *Small Colleges Exhibition, Albion College, Albion, MI (Juror: Robert McCann, Assoc. Prof., MSU)

             Versatile Lust, Park Trades Center, Kalamazoo, MI

Publications + Appearances

 

2019      Sky Portrait Artist of the Year 2019 (television), Sky Arts Network, London, England

2018      Starving Romantic (book cover), Vincent James Perrone, 11:11 Press, Minneapolis, MN

              Reid, Chloe, The Glasgow School of Art’s MFA Degree Show 2018, Art Review Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland

              Dreamers Magazine, ed. Mai Abuhendi, Glasgow, Scotland

              WOTISART Magazine, Issue 12, Liverpool, England

              Aesthetica Magazine, Issue 80, York, England

2016      Santiago, Walter, Canvas Essentials, Canvas Arts Collective, Chicago, IL

              Creative Quarterly Magazine, Issue 44, New York, NY    

2015      Future Now, Aesthetica Magazine, York, England        

 

Teaching + Residencies     

2019      MSU SciComm + Art Lab collaborative program, Broad Art Lab, East Lansing, MI

              Kriti Gallery Artist Residency, Varanasi, India

2014      ‘Paint the Plate’ workshop, Program Leader, Partners in Art, Kalamazoo, MI   

2013      Art Teacher, Grace Children’s Hospital, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

              Art Teacher, Artsbridge Institute, Williamstown, MA    

2012      Workshop Leader, Peaceful Education Community Center, Tulkarem, Palestine

 

Grants + Awards

2019      Northwood University Artist Award Greater Michigan Art Exhibition, Midland Centre for the Arts, Midland, MI

2019      Third Place Interdependence, Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI

2018      First Place Annual National Juried Art Competition, EXibit Gallery, Morris, IL

2018      Runner-Up Through the Cracks The Light Gets In, Oak Park Art League, Oak Park, IL

2014      Lilia Chen Award in Art Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI    

2014      Vibbert Scholarship Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI    

2013      First Place Miller Johnson Art Scholarship and Exhibition, Kalamazoo, MI    

2013      Beeler International Project Grant Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI