zoe ford | Arts professional | London | Art Jobs
Country: United Kingdom
City: London
Industry: Gallery
Professional Title: Arts professional
Specialties: Fine Art, Event Organization, Exhibition Installation

- About -

On completion of my Fine Art degree from Norwich University of the Arts I moved to London in search of a career in the arts. This meant completing a series of internships with galleries, working at art fairs and festivals such as The Other Art Fair and London Festival of Photography and working alongside three established artist’s as an Artist’s Assistant. After almost two years in London completing a number of unpaid and temporary posts I decided to return to Norwich and have continued to create artwork, curate and install exhibitions and have also worked within the events industry. I am now looking to relocate back to London to further my career in the art field. Artist Statement: My artistic practice draws inspiration from an array of sources; The concept, process and outcome can be realised purely from one initial thought in a variety of physical or emotional environments or over time from a significant personal experience. I am particularly interested in human nature and life experiences that connect us together but also set us apart as individuals. I strive to create pieces that excite the audience as well as myself and create a curiosity in them, whether its about the medium, process or subject matter. Every individual has their own unique view and response and I appreciate and welcome this. In recent years I have found a passion for materials, process and experimentation, working in an array of mediums; from paint to textiles, clay to photography, and at times, a combination. Although I am driven to continue this development of ideas through material experimentation I felt the need to go back to the beginning, where my love for art and creating began, drawing. Drawing does not need to have limitations and I like to allow my ideas to come to fruition in whatever form may bring them to life, without restrictions. This exhibition revisits my first artistic passion and shows how my approach to creating has changed, developed and embraces conceptual fluidity. The display continues upstairs with a body of photographic work that articulates my fascination with using different media that aims to spark creative intrigue in the viewer.