Zoe Beaudry

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My painting practice examines the dissolution of personal identity through contemporary disturbances to the boundaries of the self. Taking inspiration from bodily transformation, spiritual experience, and the increasingly ubiquitous use of online avatars, my work interrogates what human beings are made of in the twenty-first century. We are at a historical moment when the future frequently appears as a precipice verging on dystopia, as technology and interaction with corporations become an increasingly essential extension of our biological existence and the "self" becomes an increasingly fluid concept.

                  Magnifying the often politicized boundaries between life and non-life, I work with materials that are embedded in history and encoded with a wide range of cultural resonances: sacred and profane, east and west, ancient and contemporary.

Third iPhone
Oil on canvas 24" x 36"
Oil on canvas 40" x 26"
A Picture of the Future
Oil on canvas 12" x 12"
Varanasi Heart
Oil on Canvas 20" x 20"
Oil on canvas 20" x 20"

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 Magazine, Creative Quarterly Magazine, Wotisart Magazine, Dreamers Magazine, and the cover of Vincent Perrone's poetry collection, Starving Romantic.

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