Zoe is an artist, filmmaker, writer and rootless cosmopolitan based in New York. She aims to make art that both entertains and provokes discussion. With a focus on social justice, she draws timelines between past and present to imagine a more egalitarian future. Her projects often involve a range of media including films, drawings and archival documents organized around a theme. They include proposals for new forms of community; The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society and its Circle 1926 – 1972 and The Days of the Commune, projects that explore relationships between labor, technology and mental states in The Infernal Dream of Mutt and Jeff and Emotions go to Work. She recently completed a trilogy of movies, based on ideas for films proposed by never realized by radical artists; Eisenstein’s scenario Glass House, Brecht’s A Model Family in a Model Home and James Agee’s The Tramp’s New World.
Many of her projects also go out into the world as books. Her most recent publication reproduces her panoramic painting Parade of the Old New, that is an allegory of America in dark times. She is currently working on a documentary public art project, The Song of the Essential Worker in collaboration with her long-time cinematographer and all-round partner in crime, Eric Muzzy.
Zoe’s work has been featured in international exhibitions and screenings; include the Whitney Museum Biennale, Site Santa Fe, the M HKA museum in Antwerp, and the Pompidou Center in Paris, International Film Festival Rotterdam and FID Marseille. However, she particularly enjoys working in alternative venues that are free and open to the community for events and conversations. These have included in New York City; The Coney Island Museum, Participant, Momenta and The James Gallery at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is a professor at Queens College CUNY.