/zoe.matthiessen

/zoe.matthiessen

 zoe@zoematthiessen.com

zoe@zoematthiessen.com

Zoe Matthiessen, a self taught artist living in New Haven, CT, is drawn to the woods—and draws in the woods. If you live in the area you may have seen her prints posted around East Rock Park which, for her, have become an ongoing artistic commentary. From July - Dec 2017 she ran two weekly spots in New Haven Independent: "Ecocide" on Tuesdays, (social / political / environmental pieces) and "Picture This" on Wednesdays (a local scavenger hunt encouraging everyone to get out to the woods in exchange for a print of the locations illustrated each week).

More recently she was accepted into the Society of Illustrators 60th Annual & Exhibition, and has been a contributor to The American Bystander and to The Nation. 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 working with The Environmental Defense Fund on a number of projects. 

An animal lover who is deeply concerned with political and environmental issues, she remains hopeful despite all evidence to the contrary. Artistically she is inspired by the decay she sees around her—in nature, in politics and in the chaos and confusion of the modern world.

 

UPCOMING SHOWS:

Kehler Liddell Gallery
873 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT
April 26th - May 27th, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION: APRIL 29, 3-6 PM


ART AS WITNESS: Political Graphics 2016-18
SVA Chelsea Gallery
601 W 26th St. NYC
Oct 6 - Nov 3, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION: OCT 11, 6-8 PM

 

PAST SHOWS

Society of Illustrators
128 E 63rd St NYC
60th Annual / Exhibition
OPENING RECEPTION: FEB 2, 2017

Gallery in the Woods
Artspace / Rideshare
Covered Bridge at Eli Whitney Museum
New Haven, CT
Oct 21 2017

CWOS / ArtSpace Gallery
50 Orange St New Haven, CT
OPENING RECEPTION: OCT 6, 2017

ONE PLANET. ONE HOME
Kehler Liddell Gallery
873 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT
May 4 - 28 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: MAY 12, 2017