Zoë Jaremus is a young photographer who recently obtained her MFA from Concordia University. She previously studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design, and attended the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.
Her photographic works are imbued with metaphors for society, gender, societal stereotypes, and the human condition. The out-of-focus, ambiguous figures in several of her series refer to an ephemeral and transient place and the struggle of the individual negotiating their ever-evolving surroundings. Her most recent body of work, 'Displaced Menagerie,' represents animals as ‘Rorschach-like’ designs asks us to consider how the historical and utilitarian practices of taxidermy can intersect with contemporary life and the realm of fine art. Her powerful images invoke the urbanite’s loss of interaction with the natural world; an issue she ingeniously perpetuates through the distance between the photographic image and the absence of the animal itself.
With an ever-increasing list of exhibitions, Jaremus' work is continually evolving.