*Featured photo: Zoë Buckman in the studio (2022) Photographer: Abbey Drucker, courtesy of the artist and Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London. © Zoë Buckman 2022
Zoë Buckman (born 1985) multidisciplinary artist whose works range from embroidery, photography, sculpture and film, is originally from Hackney, East London, studied at the International Center of Photography (GS ’09) and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Bloodwork, her first solo exhibition in the UK, was recently held in London at the Pippy Houldsworth gallery and featured a body of work consisting of portraits of survivors, victims of disease and adversity which are represented by the artist in an attitude that exudes positivity and resilience, dynamic figures, dancing on the fabric.
Buckman’s practice has its roots in feminist and activist ideology. Through hand embroidery on vintage fabrics, her work explores experiences of violence and trauma from a personal and social point of view.
Famous are the works made with boxing gloves covered with household fabrics and assembled in clusters hung from the ceiling with a chain. Works that speak of strength and vulnerability at the same time.
Buckman’s works have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions at prestigious galleries and museums in London, New York, Los Angeles, South Africa, to name but a few.
In 2017 the artist received Art Matters from the Art Matters Foundation of New York.