b. 1993, based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK

Zoë Carlon’s paintings explore spaces that are simultaneously public and private. Her subjects include unoccupied interiors, views through inner and exterior windows and the peripheries of the maintained natural world. Formed of thresholds and formal structures that create a relationship between the interior and exterior, the paintings convey a sense of ambivalence that relates to the experience of moving through both familiar and unfamiliar transitory space. She studied at the University of Leeds, BA Hons Fine Art (International) 2013 - 2017 and the Magyar Képzomuvészeti Egyetem (Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts) Budapest, Hungary, 2015 - 2016


Collected - 36 Limestreet, Newcastle upon Tyne

Wish Lush, curated by Elaine Tam and Arthur Gouillart - Kravitz Contemporary, J/M Gallery, London

Pathways on Paper - South Parade, London

(Solo) Strange Comfort - South Parade, London


Dialogues No.01 - Centre for Recent Drawing, London

Parts - In collaboration with Hannah Whitfield, Artwalk, Wakefield (accompanying pamphlet)

Painters Showing Paintings - Collaborative online exhibition with Sofia Hallström

From Cellar to Garret - South Parade, London


3rdWAVE - The Collective Studio, The NewBridge Project, Newcastle upon Tyne

Prosaic: Generous - Globe Arts Studio, Slaithwaite


Club Editions - Index Festival, Leeds

Cole’s Gallery, Leeds


(Solo) The Near and Elsewhere - Calver Gallery, South Square Centre, Bradford

(Solo) Paintings and Drawings - Emmaus Rooms, St Helen’s Church, Wakefield

Art on a Postcard - Hepatitis C Trust Fundraising Exhibition, Devonshire House, London

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition - London

Post - WE ARE Projects, Artwalk, Wakefield

The FUAM Graduate Art Prize - The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds

Prizes, Commissions, Residencies

2021 - 2022 Selected for Tetley’s Associate Artists’ Programme - The Tetley, Leeds

2021 Artwalk Commission - Artwalk, Wakefield

2020 - 2021 Selected for The Collective Studio - The NewBridge Project, Newcastle upon Tyne

2018 - 2019 Selected for The Art House Micro-Commissions Programme - The Art House, Wakefield

2018 Club: Making Matters Commission - Yorkshire Sculpture International

2018 International Residency Programme - Art Quarter Budapest, Hungary

2018 The Royal Drawing School Residency - Dumfries House, Scotland

2017 Graduate Residency Programme - The Art House, Wakefield

2017 First Prize, FUAM Graduate Art Prize - The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds


2017 - 2019 Founding member of Club


In Conversation with Zoe Watson - The Tetley, Leeds 2022

Emergent Magazine


Government Art Collection, UK

FUAM Collection, University of Leeds

Royal Drawing School Collection, Dumfries House Scotland

Private Collections UK and Europe