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BIOGRAPHY

Zoë Buckman was born in 1985 in Hackney, East London. She studied at The International Center of Photography (GS ‘09) and was awarded an Art Matters Grant in 2017.  She has shown in solo exhibitions at the Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles; Papillion Art, Los Angeles; Project for Empty Space, Newark; Garis & Hahn Gallery, Los Angeles; and Milk Gallery, New York. Group exhibitions include Camden Arts Centre, London; The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York; Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York; The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia; The Tarble Arts Center, Illinois; Goodman Gallery, South Africa; Jack Shainman Gallery, New York;  Unit London; NYU Florence, Grunwald Gallery of Art Gallery, Indiana University; The Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia; The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta; and The National Museum of African-American History & Culture, Washington, D.C.; The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey; and The Centre Regional D’Art Contemporain, Sète, France. Public art installations include For Freedoms “50 State Initiative”, “Inaction is Apathy” billboard at 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, Arkansas and “Champ” at The Standard, Downtown LA with Art Production Fund.

Buckman currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

1985               
Born in Hackney, East London, UK

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021               
NOMI, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK.

2020               
No bleach thick enough, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK.

2019               
Heavy Rag, Fort Gansevoort, New York, NY.
CHAMP, The Standard, Los Angeles, CA.

2018               
Let her Rave, Gavlak gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

2017               
Imprison Her Soft Hand, Project for Empty Space, Newark, NJ.

2016               
Every Curve, Papillion Art, Los Angeles, CA.

2015               
Present Life: A solo exhibition of work by Zoë Buckman, Garis & Hahn Gallery, New York, NY.

2010               
Loos, Milk Gallery, New York, NY.

 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021
Upcoming: How Do We Know the World?, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD.
TEXTiles: The Woven Word, Bookstein Projects, New York, NY.
Game On!, Hollis Taggart, Southport, CT.

THIS IS AMERICA, Kunstraum Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany.               
she says: women, words, and power, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA.

2020               
Jasmine Wahi: Abortion is Normal, Arsenal Contemporary, New York, NY.
Zoë Buckman and Christopher Myers, Untitled, San Francisco, CA.
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA. 
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY.
All the women. In me. Are tired., The Club., Chou-Ku, Tokyo, Japan.

2019               
Furies, Fairies, Visionaries, Pen + Brush, New York, NY.

2018              
Inaugural Group Exhibition, Gavlak, Palm Beach, FL.             
21st Century Women, Unit London, London, UK.
In the Eye of the Beholder, EIU Tarble Arts Center, Charleston, IL.

OH WHAT A WORLD! WHAT A WORLD! The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ.

2017               
Re-imagining A Safe Space, Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York, NY.
The Future is Female, 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
Give Us To Vote, ArtsWestchester Gallery, White Plains, NY.
INSIDE/OUTSIDE Voices, Winston Watcher Gallery, New York, NY.
Regarding Women In The Acton Collection, NYU Florence Villa La Pietra, Florence, Italy.
The Curators’ Eggs, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY.
Flaming June VII (Flaming Creatures), Gavlak, Los Angeles, CA.
The Hela Project, 465 W. Broadway, New York, NY.
March Madness, Fort Gansevoort, New York, NY.
Transparency Shade, Projects+Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

2016
Projects – Champs, PULSE Miami Beach, Miami, FL.
One Round – SoundScape Park Evening Film Program, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL.
Harlem Postcards – Fall/Winter 2016-2017, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY.
Off the Wall – ForFreedoms, Monique Meloche, Division St and Oakley Blvd, Chicago, IL.
Truth to Power, Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia, PA.
Framing Beauty, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. 
Making & Unmaking, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK.
ForFreedoms, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY.
Game On!, Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York, NY.
March Madness, Fort Gansevoort, New York, NY.

2015
Dare You to Look: Radical Realizations on Portraiture, Burning in Water, New York, NY.
Young, Gifted, and Black, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Africa’s Out, 1st Annual Benefit at Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY.
In Your Dreams, Spring/Break Art Show, Spring 2015, New York, NY.

2014
Abstraction Now, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY
What Is, Isn’t, Alan Koppel Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2013
Small Is Beautiful, Flowers East Gallery, London, UK.

2012
Hidden Gems, Getty Images Gallery, London, UK.

GRANTS, AWARDS, AND HONORS

Art Matters Grant New York, NY. 
New Jersey Museum Award, NJ.
Art Change Maker Award, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ.
Artist in Residence, Mana Contemporary, Newark, NJ.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD.
Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY.
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2021               
Jansen, Charlotte. "Zoë Buckman Uses Embroidery to Confront Femininity and Trauma", Elephant, March 15.
Bryan, Kate. " A Refusal to Submit", Soft Punk, March 21.
Fontaine, Pearl. "Zoë Buckman Examines Grief and Trauma in ‘NOMI’”, Whitewall, March 10.
Radin, Sara. "Zoë Buckman Embroiders Fabrics Using Threads of Trauma and Joy", Observer, February 23. 
Klich, Tanya. "Artist Zoë Buckman Revives Her Feminist Body of Work In Latest London Exhibit", Forbes, February 12.
Westfall, Mark. "NOMI IS ZOË BUCKMAN’S FIRST SOLO PRESENTATION IN LONDON AND MARKS A POWERFUL AND TIMELY HOMECOMING.", FAD Magazine, February 10.
Feitelberg, Rosemary. "Artists Are Highlighted in Sacai’s ‘Love Over Rules’ Campaign With Hank Willis Thomas", Women's Wear Daily, January 15. 

2020
Kravitz Hoeffner, Melissa. "The Rockaway Hotel To Open at New York’s Rockaway Beach", Forbes, July 13.
"23 Top Collectors, Artists, and Dealers Tell Us About the Artwork That Is Keeping Them Inspired at Home", Artnet, May 27.
"Zoë Buckman", Matrons & Mistresses, May 7.
Weaver, Shaye. "The Rockaway Hotel is still planning to open this summer in Rockaway Beach", Time Out, May 1. 
Buckman, Zoë. "Artist Zoë Buckman On A Year Without Her Mother", British Vogue, March 22.
Orel, Gwen. “Women’s History Month: Heather Zises Showcases Artist”, Montclair Local, March 6.
Anyanwu, Obi. “Antwaun Sargent, Zoe Buckman Honored at Stand With Us Benefit”, WWD, February 28.
Vadnal, Julie.  “Artist Zoë Buckman’s Brooklyn Loft Embodies Her Creative Outlook”, Architectural Digest, January 3.

2019
Vartanian, Hrag. “Zoë Buckman Is No One’s Punching Bag”, Hyperallergic, December 9.
“What Makes for Successful Activist Art?”, Cultured, October 23.
Lakin, Max. “Zoë Buckman Pays Homage to Louise Bourgeois”, Garage Magazine,  September 29.
Miller, Nicole. “Zoë Buckman’s Embroidered Texts Have the First-Person Immediacy  of Internet Speech”, Hyperallergic, September 28.
Cascone, Sarah. “‘They Are Used for Great Harm, as Well as for Protection’: Artist 
Zoë Buckman on the Symbolism of Boxing Gloves and Her Latest New York Show”, 
Artnet News, September 20.
Alyson S. Cohn. “Fighting Form”, Harper’s Bazaar, September Issue.
Coslett, Rhiannon Lucy. “Victoria’s Secret was never female friendly – its schtick was  always about pleasing men”, The Guardian, August 2.
Vora, Shivani. “Her Hint for Collecting Like an Artist:  Use Instagram”, The New York Times, May 2.

2018
Krentcil, Faran. “Meet the Woman Bringing BDSM to the Art World”, Elle, December 13.
“Turning Points | Artist’s Lens: 2018, as Seen by Five Artists”, The New York Times, December 5.
Buckman, Zoë and Cass Bliss. “When It Comes To Activism, Cass Bliss And Zoë Buckman Shatter,” Bustle, August 21.
Donoghue, Katy. “How Zoe Buckman is Making Women’s Issues Society’s Issues”, Whitewall, June 20.
Chow, Andrew R. “A Public Art Campaign Will Commission Political Billboards Across the Country”, The New York Times, June 3.
Dwyer, Kate. “A Bright Neon Uterus Fights for Attention on the Sunset Strip,” Hyperallergic, February 28.
Cascone, Sarah. “Zoë Buckman Sends Post-Harvey Hollywood a Message With Her Public Sculpture of a Boxing”, Artnet News, February 27.
Fremont, Casey. “Zoë Buckman Packs a Punch with ‘Champ’”, The Standard, February 27.
Beebe, Lisa. “A Giant, Glowing Uterus Has Come to the Sunset Strip”, Los Angeles Magazine, February 26.
“Does the Giant Uterus Art Display on Sunset Suggest Some Gender Diversity in WeHo?”, WeHo Ville, February 26.
Jean-Baptiste, Ondine. “Fight Like a Girl”, Mission Magazine, February 20.
Sargent, Antwaun. “Zoë Buckman’s Ode to Female Empowerment”, Galerie, February 15.
Sheets, Hilarie M. “In Hollywood, Another Sign of Women Punching Back”, The New York Times, January 2.
Jean-Baptiste, Ondine. “Fight Like a Girl”, Mission.

2017
Cascone, Sarah. “The ‘Weinstein Effect’ Flooded Miami Beach with Feminist Art –  But Will it Last?”, Artnet News, December 15.
Diamond, Ben. “Don’t Call Them ‘It’ Girls”, Avenue, November 16.
de Causans, Delphine. “Let Her Rave: Zoë Buckman on Feminism and the Fight for Gender Equality in the Art World”, Whitewall, September 27.
“These Are the Faces of Art Activism Today”, The Arts Issue: Departures, September 19.
“10 Female Artists to Watch”, Elle, May 9.
Freeling, Isa. “A Neon Chastity Belt Glows in Newark!”, Huffington Post, March 31. Cascone, Sarah. “Gallery Hopping: Last Change to See Zoë Buckman’s Hard-hitting Feminism at Project for Empty Space”, Artnet News, March 30.
Rodney, Seph. “Feminist Sculptures That Don’t Pull Punches”, Hyperallergic, March 29.
Cascone, Sarah. “The Week in Art: Art Wynwood Honors Shepard Fairey, Zoë Buckman at the Project for Empty Space”, Artnet News, February 25.
“Sienna Miller and More Toast Zoë Buckman’s New Solo Exhibition”, Vogue, February 24.
Frank, Priscilla. “Two Feminists Are Turning the Degrading Things Politicians Say About Women Into Art”, February 22.
Sargent, Antwaun. “37 Politicians Get a Mural Dedicated to Their Most Shameful Comments About Women”, The Creators Project, February 17.
Buckman, Zoë. “Why Protest Matters Today”, Vogue, February 9.

2016
Weiss, Haley. “The Consciousness Raising Artist”, Interview, December 15.
Boinet, Carole. “Femmes de Combat”, les inRocks, December 14.
“Natalie Frank and Zoë Buckman Create a Mural of Sexist Horror”, Blouin Artinfo, December 8.
Donoghue, Katy. “Zoë Buckman and Natalie Frank Won’t Let You Forget What Politicians Say About Women”, Whitewall, December 7.
Cascone, Sarah. “Female Artist Take Their Rightful Place at PULSE Miami Beach”, Artnet News, December 2.
Frank, Priscilla. “What It Means To Be An Artist in the Time of Trump”, Huffington Post, November 17.
Wallin, Yasha. “How the London-Born Artist Reappropriates Hip Hop for Female Empowerment”, Edition, November.
Thomas, Hank Willis & Buckman, Zoë. “Vote Jemima! Artists Hank Willies Thomas and Zoë Buckman On Their Choice”, W, October 31.
Solway, Dianne. “The Art of Politics”, W, October 27.
Graeber, Laurel. “Review: In ‘Game on!’ the Stuff of Sports Becomes the Stuff of Art”, The New York Times, August 11.
Cohen, Alina. “The Art World’s Most Daring – and Fun – Season”, The New York Times, July 28.
Sargent, Antwaun. “The First-Ever Artist-Run Super PAC Wants Your Vote”, The Creators Project, July 21.
Henderson, Violet. “The Stitch List”, Vogue, Summer.
“Zoë Buckman”, Flaunt, May 20.
Cummings, Faith. “Artists Brawl at the Cultists’ Anniversary Bash”, Artnet News, May 5.
Slocum, Amy Marie. “Zoë Buckman: The Multimedia Artist Discusses Hip Hop and Feminism”, Flaunt, May 5.
Aschenbrand, Periel. “Making It: Tupac’s Corset”, Tablet, May 2016.
Miranda, Carolina A. “Datebook: A Key L.A. painter celebrates 90 years, Joan Snyder’s first L.A. show and Austronesian art”, Los Angeles Times, April 29.
Frank, Priscilla. “Feminist Artist Embroidered Rap Lyrics Onto Lingerie To Start A Conversation”, Huffington Post, April 27, 2016. 
Hernandez, Jasmin. “Embroidered Hip-Hop Lyric Lingerie Spins Hard Truths”, The Creators Project, April 26.
“Zoë Buckman, ‘Every Curve’”, Neue Journal, April 20.
Pawlowski, Sophie. “How Artist Zoë Buckman Reconciled Her Love for Hip Hop and Feminism”, Nasty Galaxy, April 5.
Tabachnik, Roseanne. “Zoë Buckman Debuts ‘Every Curve’ Exhibition in LA”, Whitewall, March 25.
Buckman, Zoë. “#TheLIST: Zoë Buckman’s Cultural Life”, Harper’s Bazaar, March 17.
Miranda, Carolina A. “Datebook: The Art of Robert Mapplethorpe, Photographs in Play-Doh and Zipper Paintings”, Los Angeles Times, March 17.
Solway, Diane. “Under Armor: Zoë Buckman’s Lingerie Feminism”, W, March 16.
Khare-Ghose, Archana. “Zoë Buckman’s ‘Every Curve’ at Papillion Art, Los Angeles”, Blouin Artinfo, March 11.
Munro, Cait. “10 Upcoming Shows by Groundbreaking Female Artists”, Artnet News, March 8.
“On our Radar: Zoë Buckman”, Citiphile, March.
Treffinger, Stephen. “The Sparring Feminist: Artist Zoë Buckman discusses boxing, needlework and gynecological instruments while preparing for her upcoming show in Los Angeles”, Cultured, February/March.
Khare-Ghose, Archana. “‘Do We Hate Our Women?’ Zoë Buckman Explores Feminism, Sexism, and Misogyny through Vintage Lingerie”, Blouin Artinfo, January/February.

2015
Dunne, Carey. “‘All Lives Are Black Lives’: Examining Race in South Africa”,  Hyperallergic, November 10.
Brito, Maria. “15 Young Artists to Watch Now”, Goop, October 8.
Tomlinson, Lauryn. “Ain’t No Fun”, Viper, June 22.
Ferri, Jessica. “Every Curve Matters”, The Aesthete, April.
Donoghue, Katy. “Zoë Buckman”, Whitewall, Spring (Full-length, print edition).
Zhong, Fan. “Zoë Buckman’s Life Force”, W Magazine, February 27.
Donoghue, Katy. “Zoë Buckman: Neon, Lace, and a Plastinated Placenta”, Whitewall, February 24.
Molle, Mark & Sargent, Felicity. “Zoë Buckman First Solo Show Keeps it Really Real: Find out how this artist is shocking the art world with her provocative ‘body’ of work”, BlackBook, February 24.
“Zoë Buckman’s Plastinated Placenta Probes the Beauty of Birth”, Artsy Magazine, February 24.
Munro, Cait. “Why is Zoë Buckman Using Her Placenta to Create Art?”, Artnet News, February 20.

2014
“Artist Zoë Buckman Brings Biggie to Bras”, i-D, October 13.
Brito, Maria. “Hip Hop, Curves and Flowers in Zoe Buckman’s Studio”, Maria Brito, June 9.

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