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.
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)
2021 Antipodes 2021, Group Show, Beinart Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
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, Group Show, Create or Die Gallery, 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)