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 have completed artist residencies at Starry Night Retreat in New Mexico, The Banff Centre, The Vermont Studio Center, and Kleindorf Art in Germany. In Austin, I was represented by Camiba Gallery for nearly a decade until its recent closure in 2023. During this time, I had three major solo exhibitions: Circuit Topology, The Allegory of Good and Bad Government, and Neuroplastic.
The Allegory of Good and Bad Government was 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's Wayne Alan Brenner, 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 U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke.
More recently, Neuroplastic placed second on Glasstire's Top 5 Texas Visual Arts List and was included in Austin Culture Map’s 8 Austin art exhibits that will tug at your heartstrings. Both Sightlines Magazine and The Austin Chronicle featured articles about my work and the psychedelic integrative process behind Neuroplastic. Brenner continued, “Ancient John Dee – Dee, who sought to translate the Enochian language of angels toward humanity's betterment – would his fraught life have been improved with a course of ketamine-fueled introspection? Zoë Shulman, who has transmuted her psychedelic experiences into complex works of art, might well provide a clue to that mystery.” Additionally, I was delighted to elaborate on my process on the Everyday Nonordinary podcast, hosted by psychedelic-assisted therapist, Jenny Weinar. For a more detailed walkthrough of Neuroplastic, please check out my recorded artist talk on the Gamiba Gallery Youtube channel and make sure to subscribe!
Currently, I am pursuing a Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling with a Psychedelic Studies certificate at Southwestern College and New Earth Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I am also currently seeking gallery representation. If you are a gallery director or curator and are interested in repping or exhibiting my artwork, please reach out to me via my contact information below. For collector inquiries and exhibition information, please reach out to me, check my blog, or visit camibagallery.com. And for the newest studio updates, please follow me on Instagram!
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