Zoe Penina Baker is an emerging artist and art-educator exploring themes of Jewish female identity through interactive installation and storytelling. Born and raised in Queens, New York, Zoe received her BFA in Sculpture from SUNY New Paltz in 2015.
Using interviews and social spaces like hands-on workshops and Shabbat dinners to collect stories from her peers, Zoe seeks to paint portraits of millennial Jewish life that explore our often complicated, intersectional identities. Interested in exploring ideas about consumerism and personal identity through objects, Zoe collects materials from her own life, the lives of her peers, and their surroundings to develop archives of personal stories and ephemera exploring themes of memory, Jewish identity, and coming of age.
Zoe’s work has been featured in the New York Times, and the Covenant Foundation’s Sightline Journal where she was recently named one of “12 Jewish Artist-Educators You Should Know.” Her current project, Miss Mitzvah will be on view at the Museum of Jewish Montreal through January 2018.