Zoë Buckman

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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 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 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.


2019 Heavy Rag, Fort Gansevoort, New York, NY
CHAMP, The Standard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
2018                Let her Rave, Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2017                 Imprison Her Soft Hand, Project for Empty Space, Newark
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

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
2017                 Re-imagining A Safe Space, Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York, NY, USA
                      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, 990 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia, PA
                        Framing Beauty, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University
                        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                 Do You to Look: Radical Realizations on Portraiture, Burning in Water, New York, NY
Young Gifted and Black, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Dare You To Look: Radical Realizations in Portraiture, Burning in Water, New York, NY
              Africa’s Out, 1st Annual Benefit at Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
In My Dreams, Spring/Break Art Show, Spring 2015
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


2019 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.
Chow, Andrew R. “A Public Art Campaign Will Commission Political Billboards Across the Country”, The New
York Times, June 3.
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.
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, 2018.
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.
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.
Wallin, Yasha. “How the London-Born Artist Reappropriates Hip Hop for Female Empowerment”,Edition,
September 19.
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. “Two Feminists Are Turning the Degrading Things Politicians Say About Women Into Art”, 
Huffington Post, April 27.
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.