I am a painter from Austin, Texas. In 2013, I earned a Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting and Drawing with a minor in Art History from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. During my studies, I traveled abroad to Italy and Ireland, where I developed my artistic practice amidst rich European cultures.
Since graduation, I have exhibited works at international venues, as well as local galleries, museums, and universities. Notable exhibitions include The 2017 Biennial: Origins in Geometry at the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Dallas, The 2014 Minnesota Biennial at the Minnesota Museum of American Art in St. Paul, The 20th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition at the Burren College of Art in Ireland, and The Nasty Women Exhibition at the Knockdown Center in New York. My work is also a part of the MADI Museum's permanent collection and has been exhibited with Bridget Riley in the juried group exhibition A Fresh Look: A Selection of Women from the MADI Collection.
I recently completed artist residencies at Starry Night Retreat in New Mexico, The Banff Centre, The Vermont Studio Center, and Kleindorf Art in Germany. I am represented by CAMIBAart Gallery, where I have had two major solo exhibitions, Zoë Shulman: Circuit Topology and Zoë Shulman: The Allegory of Good and Bad Government. The Allegory of Good and Bad Government was recently named a top pick for Print Austin 2018 by Sightlines Magazine and was also featured as a must-see exhibition in the statewide Arts + Culture Texas Magazine. According to The Austin Chronicle, it was "like something a more skilled and less gonzo John Dee might've come up with between bouts of angelic possession. Phenomenal work and perfectly displayed." After the 2018 midterm elections, I was honored to be able to gift The Rosette of Hope to presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke.
My third solo exhibition, Neuroplastic, is currently set to open at CAMIBAart Gallery in Summer 2021. In addition to my work as a painter, I am also pursuing a Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling. It is a vision of mine to use art as an integrative therapy tool for helping patients explore the relationship between images and words, identify problematic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and ultimately reframe fears, frustrations, and traumas in a healthier light.
Photo credit: David Bailie
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