Artist Gallery: Emily Zou

Emily Zou

Nathan Phillips Square
Booth 179

I am a Canadian-Chinese multimedia artist. I graduated from OCADU’s Drawing and Painting program and attended DJCAD in Scotland for an exchange program. I began creating this series (“Dark Matter”) in 2020 to cope with my depression and anxiety. Because of quarantine and climate anxiety, I played with found materials to declutter my apartment without disposing of anything. I obsessively intertwined and tied for hundreds of hours, channelling this anxious energy into the material, which evolved to escape the confines of the stretcher. These sculptures embody a chaotic inner world, turbulent growth, and our need for deep connection yet wild escapism while emulating natural forms. It symbolizes the human experience where chaotic energy, unlikely objects, and trash take on a new life.

Click on each artwork for a list of materials. Please email inquiries to [email protected], and follow me @emilyzouart on Instagram for updates throughout the fair. I would love to meet you.

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