Zoë Nash is a diverse visual artist working across a range of creative disciplines. She has a Master of Fine Arts degree from Whitecliffe (2002) as well as a BA (University of Auckland) and adult teaching qualifications.
Zoë’s abstract works explore themes of repetitive process, experience and transformation, and often use narrative devices to trigger personal connections. Her work is often built via the accumulation of basic repeated shapes and forms, visually disrupting the relationship between figure and ground, creating immersive and engaging experiences for her viewers.
Zoë spent a large portion of her early working life in publishing and graphic design, and continues to be interested in colour, pattern, shape, space and form. Drawing remains a pivotal driving force in her work and is often the intended outcome, but she also creates site specific installations, sculptures, digital prints, paintings and public murals.
Zoë exhibits regularly and continues to develop her career. In 2015 she was a Finalist in the Parkin Drawing Prize, and in 2013 a Finalist in the Small Sculpture Prize at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery. She was awarded the Zinni Douglas Merit Award at the Walker & Hall Waiheke Art Awards in 2012, and has been a Finalist in the Trust Waikato Contemporary Art Awards and recipient of the Whitecliffe Post Grad Scholarship.
Zoë has also been enthusiastically participating in arts education since 1999, teaching at tertiary level (both full and part-time) across the graphic design and fine art departments of Taranaki Polytechnic (WITT), Natcoll (Yoobee), and Whitecliffe, and is currently a part-time tutor at Browne School of Art.