About



Zoe Snape is a multi-disciplinary artist, living and working in West Somerset, UK.
She works at her permanent studio at the East Quay art centre directly beside the sea in Watchet, where she is a member of the East Quay Artists group. Zoe is also a Somerset Art Works member and part of the artists collective HATCH. She has a BA (Hons) in Fine Art & Art History from Goldsmiths, University of London, and has exhibited in London, Sheffield and Somerset. Zoe is a specialist in fine art photography, with a fifteen-year-long career working in galleries and auction houses such as Christie's, Bloomsbury Auctions and The Photographers' Gallery, London.

CURRENT RESIDENCY:
Artist in Residence
, Acorn Ward, Musgrove Gallery, Parkfield Drive, Taunton, TA1 5DA. March 2024.

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS:
FOUND & GROUND
Yeovil Hospital, Higher Kingston, Yeovil, BA21 4AT. 18th March - 2nd July 2024.

RECENT EXHIBITIONS:
FOUND & GROUND
Musgrove Gallery, Parkfield Drive, Taunton, TA1 5DA. 10th January - 2nd April 2023.

'DEATH & MICROWAVES' HATCH, Langport, 27th October - 12th November


'Behind The Scenes', Group Exhibition, Taunton Brewhouse, 8th September to 30th October

'Contains Art - Celebrating 10 Years of Contains Art' East Quay, Watchet, Somerset, 1st - 30th July 2023

'In Between' Open Studios, East Quay, Watchet, Somerset 6th - 14th May 2023

Group Show The Titan Arcadia Gallery, The Quay, Coal Orchard, Taunton, TA1 1FB.
April - May 2023

'The Last Party In The World'  HATCH, East Quay, Watchet, Somerset, 15th April 2023

'Sanctuary'
Somerset Art Works, Ilminster Arts Centre, 35 East Street, Ilminster, Somerset,
 TA19 0AN 1st - 26th November 2022

‘Sanctuary’ Somerset Art Weeks, East Quay, Somerset, 24th September - 9th October 2022

’Fifty Bees’ ACE Arts, Market Place, Somerton, Somerset, TA11 7NB, 9th April -14th May 2022

’Somerset Art Exhibition’ National Trust, Fyne Court, Bridgwater, TA5 2EQ. May - June 2021

‘Miniatures’ Fronteer Gallery, 18 Exchange Street, Sheffield, S2 5TS. 2nd - 16th October 2021

Somerset Art Weeks, East Quay, Somerset TA23 0AQ, 23rd September - 8th October 2021


ARTIST STATEMENT                                                                                     

I’m a multi-disciplinary artist, exploring all mediums to examine my interest in the mental health implications of the Climate Emergency. 

Transience is the theme of my art. Stimulating conversations about the nature of control, confinement, freedom, and flow, I ask the viewer to engage emotionally with my artwork, which aims to provoke inexpressible and challenging feelings, experiences or sensations. 

My current subject matter is bubbles, and I’m currently exploring bubble prints to illustrate the power of breathing exercises to manage psychological states. More recently I have experimented with natural materials such as sea foam.

I'm inspired by the German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk’s theory of Spheres, and the author Rachel Carson's passion for the protection and preservation of the sea. 

My interest for the subject matter originates in my personal life-long battle with asthma and anxiety, as a result of childhood illness, medication, and social confinement.  To maintain my own health I swim in the sea, and my personal relationship to my local beach has led to my wider environmental concerns.

Bubble Woman Leaves Her Studio
(Photo by Rod Higginson: Zoe Snape, Performance, The Last Party In The World,  HATCH, East Quay, Watchet, Somerset, 15th April 2023)

Zoe blows a strange bubble
STUDIO

Paintings, drawings, prints, collages, greetings cards and postcards are available to purchase directly from her studio and through this website.

Scroll to the bottom of this website to follow Zoe on social media and view her performance and video work. 

FRAMING

All artworks can be framed. Contact Zoe for bespoke framing quotes.

DELIVERY
Most packaging and postage is free within the UK.

Contact Zoe for overseas shipping quotes.

All prices are subject to change and exempt from VAT.

All artwork on this website and social media is subject to ⓒ Zoe Snape 2023