Zoe Blue M.
Zoe Blue M. — Born 1994, Los Angeles, CA. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
Blue M.’s paintings can be seen as fragmented scenes from a story or play, as her characters are often pictured on the precipice of a decisive action. At first glance, the paintings appear to be vibrating from their glowing hues of paint, dizzying array of patterns, and the sharply exaggerated smiles worn by the performers. Just beyond this surface lingers a more somber atmosphere of longing and deep-seated suffering within her characters as they struggle to find resolve in their sometimes troubling situations. The figures are the result of Blue M.’s ongoing research into portrayals of East Asian female bodies throughout time as seen in traditional theater, folklore, fashion, and pop culture. The overwhelming sense of tension and theatricality is the result of Blue M.’s strategic use of symbolism that embellishes each storyline.
Blue M. received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and has attended residencies at Vermont Studio Center and Anderson Ranch, Texas. She is currently completing a MFA at UCLA, Los Angeles. She has had a solo show at Page NYC earlier this year. Her work was included in recent group exhibitions at Anat Ebgi Gallery, Los Angeles; and Sow and Tailor, Los Angeles.
Bad Girls 2021 - Featured Work
Zoe BLUE M.
To be titled, 2021
acrylic on canvas
121.9 x 91.4 cm - 48 x 36 inches
Courtesy of the Artist and Anat Ebgi Gallery,