Zoë Welsh was born in Wilkinsburg, PA and received her BFA in painting from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in 2016. She currently works out of her studio at Radiant Hall Studios in Pittsburgh, PA.
Zoë creates mixed media paintings based on her interest of translating mental space into symbolic landscape. She works through an intuitive process that explores personal narrative as it represents journey, obstacle, time, and experience. Through inspiration and observation of the natural world, working in tandem with intuitive gestures, she transforms perceived space and complex emotion into felt landscape, allowing the formal elements to take on symbolic form.
Through a process of pasting strips of paper underneath layers of transparent color, the architecture of an intuitive image emerges, transforming the surface into a figurative and at times literal window, giving way to an environment that is felt beyond the edges of the canvas.