Zoë Buckman, ‘Pearly White’, 2016, ICI Annual Benefit & Auction 2016

Zoë Buckman’s works challenges societal expectations of the feminine body and identity. Recognized widely for her Every Curve series, which features delicate pieces of vintage lingerie hand-embroidered with rap lyrics in brightly colored thread, Buckman reworks misogyny in hip hop through a feminist lens. In Pearly White, the artist continues to explore and displace cultural signifiers and symbols. Part of a new series – Mostly It’s Just Uncomfortable – the work features Buckman’s own boxing gloves, hand wraps, and mouth guards, cast in glass and metal. The artist marries the stereotypically masculine to the feminine, and the fragile to the resilient. In a dialogue between polarized materials that is typical of her work, the artist’s choice of combat pieces is new and speaks to a more confrontational discourse in her process.

Zoë Buckman is represented by Bethanie Brady Artist Management, New York, Los Angeles and London.


Image rights: Courtesy of the artist and Bethanie Brady Artist Management

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About Zoë Buckman

Through her work in various media such as sculpture, photography, and neon, Zoe Buckman investigates feminism, identity, and cultural norms in modern society. The artist wrestles with pieces of today's mainstream life, embroidering hip hop lyrics on lingerie or casting her boxing gloves in glass. This juxtaposition of stereotypically masculine and feminine materials and objects allows Beckman to address contemporary issues of equality in a thoughtful and upfront manner.

English, b. 1985, London, United Kingdom, based in New York, NY, United States

Solo Shows

New York,
Present Life: A solo exhibition of work by Zoë Buckman

Group Shows

Nathan Cummings Foundation, 
New York, NY, USA,
Re-imagining A Safe Space