Zoe Buckman is a British artist and writer who was born in Hackney, East London to a playwright and a government health official. Her uncle is a writer and literary agent who has helped the artist develop a successful writing career.
#1 Heavy Rag
While Zoe is somewhat guarded about her personal life, her work gives fans a glimpse into her private life. Heavy Rag was a visual expression of how boxing gloves protect and harm the athletes. The metaphor is loosely tied to the relationship with her grandmother and mother.
#2 Every Curve
Buckman is a big fan of old school hip-hop. She brought together the iconic music of hip-hop kings, Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G,. or Biggie for short. The art in Every Curve mixed the lyrics of these musicians with vintage clothing to explore the dichotomy between Feminism and hip-hop.
#3 An Unafraid Pro-Choice Feminist
Buckman does not often speak out separately from her work. Every Curve sent a loud message to the world to review the problematic relationship hip-hop and music have with women as singular sex objects.
#4 Keep Your Laws Off My Body
Buckman once again communicated her disapproval for conservative viewpoints with the piece entitled ‘Mostly It’s Just Uncomfortable.’ The controversy surrounding the non-profit, Planned Parenthood was the inspiration for the piece.
#5 A Political Statement
Buckman is a proud liberal who has collaborated with Natalie Frank in her first public piece entitled, ‘We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident.’ The work was a condemnation of the election of businessman Donald Trump. She uses many of the ugly statements used by Trump and other misogynistic comments made by male politicians.1