Zoe Buckman’s multi-disciplinary practice explores themes of feminism, mortality and equality. Her often contentious work traverses sculpture, installation and photography, questioning - through a repeated use of yonic imagery - contemporary attitudes towards femininity. This is unapologetic, pugnacious work that takes issue with archaic modes of thought.
Zoë Buckman was born in Hackney, East London in 1985, she now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions including Heavy Rag, at Albertz Benda, New York; Let Her Rave at Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles; Imprison Her Soft Hand at Project for Empty Space, Newark; Every Curve at PAPILLION ART, Los Angeles; and Present Life at Garis & Hahn Gallery, New York. Buckman also exhibited as part of Unit London's group show 21st Century Women in 2018.
Buckman has shown in numerous group shows across the world: notable locations include the Camden Arts Centre; The Studio Museum; The Children’s Museum of the Arts; Paul Kasmin Gallery; Goodman Gallery; Jack Shainman Gallery; Monique Meloche; Grunwald Art Gallery; The Democratic National Convention; The National Center for Civil and Human Rights; The National Museum of African-American History & Culture; The Tarble Arts Center; The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey and The Centre Regional D’Art Contemporain.
In February 2018 Buckman unveiled her first Public Sculpture presented by Art Production Fund on Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles: a large scale outdoor version of her neon sculpture Champ, which rotated on the strip for a year. Buckman studied at the International Center of Photography (ICP) and was awarded an Art Matters Grant in 2017, at this time she also completed a residency at Mana Contemporary in 2017.. In 2019 she was awarded The Art Change Maker Award at The New Jersey Visual Arts Center, and The Art and Social Impact Award 2020 at Baxter St NYC.