Zoe Ani 

b. 1970 Honolulu, Hawaii

Zoe began drawing as a teenager in southern Oregon. She developed her skills in drawing during her travels and forged a unique art education by pursuing opportunities to learn and work in alternative settings.

She began painting at The Art Students League in New York City from 1998 – 2002. She worked primarily in oil. She continued to pursue her craft in her tiny studio in Brooklyn, NY. In 2005 she transitioned from working in oil to encaustic painting after attending a workshop at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina.

The transition from oil to beeswax required more space to breathe. The natural inclination for expansion and a shift in perspective brought her full circle back to the west coast after twelve years in New York City. She has immersed herself in her new surroundings working out of a bigger studio located in the Dogpatch neighborhood in San Francisco, CA.

Zoe’s work has been exhibited at the Painting Center in New York City, The Bedford Gallery-Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek CA, and the Mills Gallery in Boston, MA. She was included in the R&F Paints Biennial Print Exhibition, “Encaustic Works 2012”. She participated in an invitational group show entitled “Metropolitan” at the Strychnin Gallery in Berlin, Germany 2012. In 2015 she had solo exhibition at JEFF gallery in San Francisco and was selected to participate in the 50|50 show at the Sanchez Art Center. She has a solo exhibition at Gallery 1317 up through March 2017. 

Photo by: Timothy Young

Photo by: Timothy Young