Zoe Matthiessen is a self taught artist living in New Haven, CT. She was recently accepted into the Society of Illustrators 60th Annual & Exhibition and chosen in American Illustration 37. She has contributed to both The American Bystander and to The Nation, has produced work for The Environmental Defense Fund, and has held her weekly spot “Ecocide” in New Haven Independent for the past year. Selected as one of the "Top Ten Emerging Artists of 2018" by Art New England Magazine, her work also made cover of the March/April issue of the print publication.
Zoe is currently organizing an environmental activist group, “The Pick-Up Artists,” which will bring artists together to target heavily littered outdoor locations for cleanup and art creation. Deeply concerned with political and environmental issues, she remains hopeful despite all evidence to the contrary, creating art to raise awareness and to effect change.