Statement

Using the visual languages of photography, screens, browser windows, avatars, and digital effects to imply nested existences and an interconnected universe, my paintings feature carefully-rendered subjects, intentionally chosen to flaut flawed social constructs, de-stigmatize corporeal existence, and advocate for the rights of all sentient beings.

Bio

Zoe Beaudry (b. 1991) is a contemporary figurative painter based in Detroit, Michigan. Her practice examines existential questions related to selfhood, divinity, and individuation in the twenty-first century. Her work is informed by her research on contemporary mysticism and philosophy of mind, fourth-wave feminism, and her spiritual practice.

Her work has been included in exhibitions throughout the Midwest and internationally in the UK, Israel, and Australia, at venues including The Zhou B Art Center (Chicago), Chicago City Hall, Piano Nobile Kings Place (London), Mall Galleries (London), and The Glue Factory (Glasgow). She has held art workshops for youth in Tulkarem, Palestine, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and Kalamazoo, Michigan. In 2019, Zoe was featured on Sky Portrait Artist of the Year on the Sky Arts Network.

Awards include a Beeler International Project Grant for her work in Haiti, first place in Exhibit Fine Art Center and Gallery's National Juried Competition in 2018, and the Northwood University Artist Award, awarded by the Midland Center for the Arts in 2019. In 2019 Zoe was featured on Sky Portrait Artist of the Year on the Sky Arts Network, and undertook a residency at Kriti Gallery in Varanasi, India. She is currently a resident at The Forge in Detroit, Michigan.
 

Photo by Shelley Hu

CV

Education

2018      MFA, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
2014      BA, Studio Art and Anthropology/Sociology, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI


Solo Exhibitions

2019      Table Scraps, OutFront Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
2018      Starving Romantic Release, The Forge, Detroit, MI
2014      The Holiness Collection, Light Fine Arts Building, Kalamazoo, MI


Selected Group Exhibitions

2020      Sunny Art Prize Shortlist Exhibition, Sunny Art Centre, London, England
              (Virtual) SIZZLE, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA
              (Virtual) HOME, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
              (Virtual) New Beginnings, Bedroom Artists, London, England
              (Virtual) Art in Isolation, St. Louis Arts Guild, Clayton, MO
              (Virtual) Global Pandemic, Cold Coffee Gallery (virtual gallery)
              Go Figure, Hoogland Center for the Arts, H. D. Smith Gallery, Springfield, IL
              Consciousness of Abstraction, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
2019      FBA Futures 2019, Mall Galleries, London, England
              ALS Association Benefit Pop-Up Gallery, curated: Caleb Mulholland, 2112 Studios, Chicago, IL
              Scicomm Science-Art Exhibition, Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, East Lansing, MI
              Greater Michigan Art Exhibition, Midland Centre for the Arts, Midland, MI
              Interdependence, curated: Karyn Stetz, Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI
2018      MFA Degree Show, The Glue Factory, Glasgow, Scotland
              Annual National Juried Art Competition, Exhibit Gallery, Morris, IL
              Skip-Ad; Play, curated: Aleya Dwivedi, Savoy Centre, GY Festival, Glasgow, Scotland
              No Safe Haven, curated: Evie O’Connor, The Pipe Factory, Glasgow, Scotland
              Through the Cracks The Light Gets In, Oak Park Art League, Oak Park, IL
              MA and Other Postgraduates, Atkinson Gallery, Somerset, England
2017      Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize Exhibition, Piano Nobile Kings Place, London, England
              The Prince’s Trust Art Exhibition, Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh, Scotland
              Tongue Fest, curated: Alina Baimamadova, The Laurieston Arches, Glasgow, Scotland
              MFA Interim Show, Reid Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, 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      
              Lethbridge 10,000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
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      Small Colleges Exhibition, Albion College, Albion, MI    
              Versatile Lust, Park Trades Center, Kalamazoo, MI    


Residencies + Continued Learning

2020      The Forge Artist Residency, The Forge, Detroit, MI
2019     
MSU SciComm + Art Lab collaborative program, Broad Art Lab, East Lansing, MI
             
Kriti Gallery Artist Residency, Kriti Gallery, Varanasi, India

Publications + Appearances

2020      Art Hole Magazine, June 2020
              Average Arts Magazine, February 2020, London, UK
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
              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    
                    

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, Exhibit Gallery, Morris, IL
2014      Lilia Chen Award in Art Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI         
2013      First Place Miller Johnson Art Scholarship and Exhibition, Kalamazoo, MI    
2013      Beeler International Project Grant Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI