Zoe Pawlak is an artist working in Vancouver, B.C. Zoe studied painting at Concordia and NSCAD and currently paints full time at her Parker Street studio. Zoe studied the figure for 7 years while the last 2 years have been spent painting emotive landscapes derived from memories. Since the completion on her BFA in 2005, Zoe has had a successful commercial career as well as exhibited in more political group and solo shows in Vancouver.
Zoe Pawlak is one of the few contemporary Canadian painters specializing in commissioned paintings. She works with clients and designers to create work that is ambitious, site specific and meaningful. Her heart is for mobilizing projects, encouraging artists, informing collectors and making connections between the market and the various ways people are accessing and buying paintings and creative culture at large.
Zoe was the Head of Community Relations on the 2010 Cheaper Show www.thecheapershow.com. She is the co-owner of Loaded Bow www.loadedbow.com and writes for Art Toronto’s blog impression/expression http://arttoronto.wordpress.com/. Zoe has worked on projects in the USA, Mexico and all over Canada. Her last project with San Fransisco designer Chloe Warner was shot for Martha Stewart Living. To arrange a studio visit or be in touch, please contact Zoë at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2005 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Halifax, N.S., B.F.A
Universidad de Las Americas, One semester exchange, Cholula, Mexico
2003 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University,
Continuation of B.F.A. Halifax, N.S.
2001 Concordia University, Began B.F.A., Montréal, P.Q.
Vancouver Art School, Studio Classes, Vancouver, B.C.
2000 Langara College, Art History Program in Europe, Vancouver, B.C.
2010 Clearly Seen with Fiona Ackerman, On the Rise, Vancouver, B.C.
2009 ART MARKET, On the Rise AC, Vancouver, B.C.
2008 Where We Were and Are, The Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, B.C.
2007 Growing Old Inside, The Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, B.C.
Profession of Hurt, Interurban Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2005 Los Obreros son Muchos, Bertha Cuevas Gallery,
Universidad de las Americas, Cholula, Mexico
2004 New Paintings by Zoë Pawlak, White Rock and South Surrey
Community Arts Council Gallery, White Rock, B.C.
24 Hour Self-Portrait, the Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax, N.S.
2003 Convincing Myself: unaccompanied, Department of Safety Gallery,
2010 Faraway Places, In partnership with Hadassah, Jerusalem, Israel
Twitter/Art +Social Media, Dianne Farris Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
U8, Sopa Fine Arts, Kewlona, B.C.
2009 A Part of This, with Megan Wennberg, FRED Gallery, Halifax N.S.
Art for Life, Rocky Mountaineer Station, Vancouver, B.C.
Unite With Art, Storyeum, Vancouver B.C.
2008 T.O.A.E., Toronto, ON
For Instance, Isabella Egan Gallery, Vancouver B.C.
The Cheaper Show, Storyeum, Vancouver, B.C.
2007 Oil, Terror and the Superunconscious, North Vancouver Cityscapes
Arts Council Gallery, N. Vancouver, B.C.
2006 Encore, Delta Community Arts Council, Delta, B.C.
N.S.C.A.D. University 2006 Graduation Exhibition, Halifax, N.S.
Miniature Show and Sale, The Art Exchange, London, ON
2005 Figure Painting: Summer 2005, Anna Leonownes Gallery, Halifax, N.S.
2004 B.C. Interior Home and Design Show with fractureindustries,
B.C. Place Stadium, Vancouver, B.C.
Nice to Meet You, Huundai Gallery, University of Ulsan, Ulsan, Korea
2003 Span with Jen Diamond, V.A.V. Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal, P.Q.
Art-traction, Montréal, P.Q.
Annual Members Show, eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, N.S.
Publications, Grants and Awards:
2008 A Million Little Pieces, The BLOCK Magazine, Vancouver, B.C.
Interpreting Landscape, The Peach Arch News, Jan. 6th, 2008
2007 CBC Radio Canada, Jan. 22nd, 2007
The Guardian, Jan. 20th, 2007
CBC National News, Jan.13th, 2007
The Globe and Mail, Jan. 11th, 2007
The Province, January 8th, 2007
Peace Arch News, January 6th, 2007
The Now, January 6th, 2007
2003 The Montreal Mirror, ArtsHole, July17-23, 2003. vol.19, No.5
2002 George Balcan Award for Fine Arts, Concordia University Montréal, P.Q.
Nomination for Golden Key Membership, achieving excellence in
Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montréal , P.Q.
2008 Design*Sponge, http://www.designspongeonline.com/2008/02/zoe- pawlak.html, San Fransico, CA
2009 Artsy-Dartsy, http://www.artsy-dartsy.com/, Vancouver, B.C.
2010 The JealousCurator,http://www.thejealouscurator.com/blog/2010/05/28/im- jealous-of-zoe-pawlak/, USA
Vancouver is Awesome,http://vancouverisawesome.com/2010/02/25/fiona- ackerman-and-zoe-pawlak/, Vancouver, B.C.