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Zoe Ford is originally from Berkshire, beginning her arts education at Farnham UCA and continuing onto Norwich University College of the Arts, where she graduated in 2012 with a BA Honours degree in Fine Art. On completion of her studies she moved to London in search of her career in the arts. This meant completing a series of internships with galleries, working at art fairs and festivals such as The Other Art Fair and London Festival of Photography and working alongside three established artist’s as an Artist’s Assistant. All of these positions have greatly enhanced and expanded her knowledge of both contemporary and 20th Century art. Her practice encompasses a range of concepts within various disciplines including painting, drawing and sculpture, often blurring the boundaries between practices. She has an appreciation for an eclectic range of art and passionate about all forms of artistic expression. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, visiting a variety of exhibitions, watching films and attending live music and comedy events.Locked Pro Plan feature
Creating artwork in a variety of mediums including drawing, textiles, painting and mixed media. Taking part in both solo and collaborative exhibitions. Researching exhibition opportunities, curating and hanging solo shows, organising private views. Maintaining promotion of work through regularly updating my website and social media platforms, publicising my exhibitions, photographing artwork. Taking part in collaborative shows, organising artwork transportation. Designing and organising promotional material including posters and business cards. Writing name plaques and other written materials for exhibitions.
Visitor Experience Team Member. Engaging with the public; ensuring all visitors feel welcome and helping them to enjoy their visit; looking after the delivery of events; providing support and assistance to visitors and clientele; setup of a variety of events including hanging exhibitions; assisting in the use of IT and other equipment in the atrium and auditorium; requires excellent organisation, communication, creativity and problem solving skills.
Guest/Logistics Assistant (volunteer) Margarita Feaks Gallery - Master of Art International Award Assisting with delivery/receipt of artworks; handling artworks; set up of works, lighting and display in auditorium, corresponding with the judges and artists, video recording of judges/speakers.
Managing social media platforms; aiding the creation of artworks; ordering and buying materials and equipment; trimming prints.
Artist's Assistant. Assisting in the preparation and execution of a large scale painting.
Gallery Assistant. Online art management database; selecting and hanging artwork; creating interpretative plaques; updating digital artist portfolios; opening & securing gallery; contacting companies; administration including managing post; assisting and liaising with visitors and clients
Gallery Assistant. Invigilating; researching artists; correspondence with artists for prospective exhibitions; researching & placing gallery adverts online; opening and securing the gallery; keeping the space clean; communicating with visitors.
Sculptor's Assistant for Finn Stone. Assisting in the creation of artwork.
Gallery Invigilator. Installing exhibitions; preparation of the event using MS Excel and Pages; invigilation of exhibitions at venues (The Guardian Gallery - The Dog Eared Gallery - Calumet - Warburg Institute); photographing private views.
Website Assistant for FAD at The Other Art Fair. Photographing event, performance artists and speakers; interviewing artists; promotion through social media platforms; distributing press releases to visitors and the general public; organisation of the FAD event programme.
Level 3 BTEC diploma