Zoe Keller


Zoe Keller is an illustrator exploring the intersection
of art making, activism and the natural sciences.


Availability

Now accepting projects for 2017 and 2018
General Inquiries: zoekellerdraws@gmail.com

Practice

Zoe uses graphite and ink to create highly detailed drawings that blend hints of narrative with images from the natural world. 

About

A Woodstock, New York native, Zoe is currently based in Portland, Oregon, where she spends most of her time drawing in her small home studio. She gathers inspiration from slow explorations of landscapes, hours spent thumbing through her growing field guide collection, and her memories of time spent in forests and on shores across the midwest and northeast. 

 

 

photo credit Boone Rodriguez

Interviews

Hyde Magazine, Interview with Zoe Keller
Jung Katz,  Interview with Illustrator, Zoe Keller
Antler PDX,  Intricacies
Light Grey Art Lab,  Artist Interview with Zoe Keller

Features

Highlark,  Discover: Zoe Keller
Booooooom!  Illustrator Spotlight: Zoe Keller
Hi-Fructose,  Christina Mrozik & Zoe Keller Collaborate on Drawings of Nature
This is Colossal,  Intricacies: A Book of Collaborative Drawings Inspired by Nature
Juxtapoz,  Intricacies: A Book of Collaborative Drawings

Books

From 2015 - 2016, Zoe illustrated two coloring books for Timber Press, a publisher based in Portland, Oregon. Color the Natural World, released in November 2015, and Color the Pacific Northwest, released in June 2016.


 
Keller’s preference for ink and graphite is ideal for what she does. Fine line work and expansive range of shadow allow her to capture the subtlest intricacies of movement and physical peculiarities...Carrying an approachable, humanistic quality, her images belong in print and on walls, out conversing with the world they represent.
— from the Highlark feature, "Discover: Zoe Keller"
 

Education

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
BFA Graphic Design, 2011

Clients

The New York Times, Wieden+Kennedy, Etsy, Timber Press

Collections

Permanent Collection, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming

Artist Residencies

2017
Wrangell Mountains Center, Meg Hunt Resident Artist, McCarthy, AK
Signal Fire, Wide Open Studios Resident Artist, Klamath National Forest, CA & OR
Caldera, Resident Artist, Sisters, OR

2016
PLAYA, Resident Artist, South Central Oregon Outback

2015
Signal Fire, Outpost Resident Artist, Mt. Hood, OR
Jennings Hotel, Resident Artist, Joseph, OR

2014
Hurricane Island, Resident Artist & Arts Educator,
Hurricane Island, ME

Awards

2017
Golden Spot Award, Caldera

2015
Doug Byers Memorial Scholarship, Signal Fire Arts 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018
Antler Gallery, Portland, OR (upcoming April)

2017
Studies & Stories, Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, MN (upcoming October)

2016
Forty-four, Antler Gallery, Portland, OR

Group Exhibitions

2017

Western Visions | National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY (upcoming September)
Billow & Bloom | Talon Gallery, Portland, OR
Dark Nature | Last Rites Gallery, New York, NY Tondo | Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA
Enormous Tiny Art: Spring | Show #21| Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
Pressure, Gristle Art Gallery, New York, NY 
Future Wild, Paragon Arts Center Gallery with Signal Fire, Portland, OR
BRINK, Antler Gallery, Portland, OR

2016
Achroma
, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Growth//Decay, joint show with Paradigm Gallery, Philadelphia, PA &
Antler Gallery, Portland, OR
Beasts of Burden, Sally Centigrade Gallery, Denver, CO
Mythos, Helikon Gallery and Studios, Denver, CO
BRINK, Antler Gallery, Portland, OR
Silent Aviary, THE VACVVM Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2015
Wanderlust 3, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Cosmos, Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, MN
Group Art Exhibit, Pretty Pretty Collective, Los Angeles, CA
Verdant, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Guts, Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, MN

2014
Wanderlust 2, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Le Chat Noir, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA