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Zoë Sheehan Saldaña

2015 Artist In Residence

Zoë Sheehan Saldaña is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her art considers what it means to make something by hand in the contemporary moment. She fabricates handmade duplicates of typically mass-produced objects, and then deploys her creations in various environments. The scent of generosity that pervades her work often carries a whiff of guile.  The artist states, "I’m motivated by curiosity, enchantment, and a sense of desperate optimism in the face of the ferocious disconnection that characterizes daily life in post-industrial America. I prefer to make problems, not solutions. My hope is that the art I create provokes unsettledness, to make us consider once again that which we thought we knew." 

Zoë Sheehan Saldaña was born in Massachusetts in 1973. She studied at Oberlin College, the Rochester Institute of Technology, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and internationally. She is a Professor at Baruch College/CUNY.


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