Zoë Frederick
Class of 2017
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Warrenton, VA Brooklyn, NY

Zoë Frederick is a multidisciplinary artist interested in the portrayal of feminized emotion, handicrafts, and reality television. Zoë received a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and is presently an MFA candidate at the School of Visual Arts. She has shown in New York, Philadelphia, Italy, and London and participated in residencies in New Mexico, Maine, and Brooklyn.

<div>In my work fleeting moments and strange actions are twisted into off-kilter fictions. Emotions are reoriented in ambiguous domesticity. The care and/or abuse evident in power dynamics and the miscommunications inherent in intimacy peek out from behind fast and fluid markmaking. These lines of humanity are often adhered to discarded materials, flimsy paper, or floppy fabric. Unearthly colors vary from thick to thin within cropped frames of unstretched canvas and become distorted by lumpy stuffing. Pillowy forms covered with women crying radiate both comfort and trauma.</div>
Zoë Frederick, class of 2017

The MFA Fine Arts program reflects the diversity of New York’s many art worlds. Together, the faculty and students form a community of established and emerging artists from many backgrounds who work across disciplines and modes of practice. Our main goals are to provide a stimulating and supportive environment in which students can thrive and develop as artists, to foster rigorous critical engagement with contemporary art and other cultural forms, and to produce an ongoing conversation, through work as much as through words, about what we make, how we make it and why.

The MFA Fine Arts program attracts ambitious emerging artists from many countries and backgrounds. In their commitment to art, and to one another, they provide a foundation for artistic growth that extends beyond graduation and forms an ongoing platform of professional support.