I am an artist and maker.

My artistic practice explores the body; a fragile vessel containing the emotional and psychological. I investigate this across various media; print making, sculptural assemblages, photography and performance. Often using materials of an ephemeral nature connected to my fascination with vanitas and momento mori.

In 2018 I was awarded ACE Developing Your Creative Practice Grant.

In 2017 I co-founded and managed the ACE-funded arts project SICK! Living With Invisible Illness.

In 2014 I co-curated the exhibition ‘Disquiet Beauty’ at the Rochester Art Gallery, showing the work of international artists Kate McGwire and Tessa Farmer alongside myself, local artists Cormac McManigan and recent graduate Kerry Howley.

CONTACT:  zaracarpenter@gmail.com

(Portrait photographed by Tracy Affleck)