Graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1989 Zoe Benbow has chosen to centre her career in studio practice. Based in London. Benbow has undertaken five international residencies and eighteen solo shows alongside numerous group exhibitions. Work is represented in many corporate and public collections including Queen Mary University of London, The British Council and Manchester City Art Gallery. In 2013 Benbow collaborated with the poet Deryn Rees Jones in the touring exhibition Where we begin to Look- Landscape and Poetry which was presented at The Poetry Society London, The Glass Tank at Oxford Brookes University and other venues.
Zoe Benbow’s paintings aim to communicate a sense of awe and enjoyment in landscape and reference the European genre as a means of questioning our cultural construct of wilderness and our relationship to the natural world. The images are developed from drawings made ‘in the field’ yet by an intense engagement with the processes of painting and studio practice, the resulting canvases become as much a meditation on a geology of association and memory as of actual place.