Zoe Grey is an artist from lutruwita/Tasmania, currently based in nipaluna/Hobart. Working in the field of painting, as well as drawing, collage and ceramics, her work explores ideas of home, connection to place and the experience of landscape. At the heart of Grey’s practice is a deep connection to Tasmania and its unique wilderness. Specifically, the rugged rocks, fierce winds and booming swell of Marrawah, a remote coastal community on the northwest edge of Tasmania, where she grew up.
Grey graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Tasmania, School of Arts and Media in 2018. With numerous solo exhibitions nationally, Grey’s work is held in private collections around the world. Grey was finalist in the 2022 Women’s ART Prize Tasmania, the 2021 Hadley’s Art Prize and the 2021 Paddington Art Prize. She has undertaken artist residencies on Kind Island and in Finland and is working out of the Artist Run Initiative, Good Grief Studios.
“The more I paint, the more I see my practice as a way to access and maintain, a connection to my home. I rely on re-calling and re-presenting intimate lived experiences of Marrawah’s unique land, sea, weather and flora, to nurture a sense of place. In doing so, the paintings observe the complex evolving relationship I have with the landscape of my home, existing in the space between myself and that place – just between us. “
Photo by Rosie Hastie