Zoe Leonard
American, born 1961
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
Zoe Leonard: Survey,
Whitney Museum of American Art
Hauser & Wirth
Something about a Tree,
The FLAG Art Foundation

Zoe Leonard’s work includes sculpture and installation, much of it politically driven, but she is primarily a photographer who discards technical questions in favor of a more experiential approach to images and media. “For me photography is intrinsically about observation,” Leonard has said. “It's about being present in and having a certain perspective on, the world around me. It's not so much about creating, or my imagination—as drawing, for instance, may be. It's more about responding.” She is also concerned with how something materializes as an image, such that its materiality and framing are as important as its content. Leonard received the Whitney's Bucksbaum Award in 2014.