Zoë Rayne is an oil painter whose realistic paintings create a narrative of her spiritual journeys, vivid dreams, and the interweaving of magic, ritual and myth throughout her life.

With a deep connection to the natural world, Zoë has always felt called to depict humanity’s inherent inseparability with nature and how this relates in other realms existing beyond our ordinary state of being. A painter of the liminal, Zoë strives to portray a sense of mystery, intrigue and eeriness in her work which can be used as portals to transport the viewer into other realms; in-between spaces where magic lives and speaks to us in a language that we all seek to remember. Her paintings are a reclamation of ancestral and old ways of being found in myth, story and folklore, and imbued with intention for personal and collective healing.

In her recent works, kink, and more specifically rope bondage, are portrayed as otherworldly rituals; mystical, ephemeral and sublime moments in time with figures bound and tattooed with magical symbols.

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Education

2019 Visionary Painting Intensive, Instructed by Alex Grey & Allyson Grey

2017 Visionary Alchemy - Mischtechnik and Oil Painting Intensive, Instructed by Aloria Weaver & David Heskin

2017 College of Complementary Medicine, Advanced Diploma Transpersonal Art Therapy

2013-15 National Art School, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting)

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Selected Exhibitions

2019 ARISE Gallery, ARISE Festival, CO, USA

2019 Sonic Bloom Gallery, Sonic Bloom Festival, CO, USA

2017, '18 & '19 The Luminarium, Earth Frequency Festival, QLD

2018 & '19 Evolve Gallery, Rainbow Serpent Festival, VIC

2017 Harmonic Temple, Harmonic Spaces, Byron Bay, NSW

2016 Metta, Create or Die, Marrickville, NSW

2015 Graduate Exhibition, National Art School, Darlinghurst, NSW

2015 Grid Show, National Art School, Darlinghurst, NSW

 

Awards & Residencies

2015 Lennox Street Studio Residency (winner)

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