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


2019 The Shed, Tack Room, Chatham
2019 Ritual, Crypt Gallery, London
2019 A Constant Companion, Free Space Project, London
2019 The Two Of Us , Rebel Reels Studio, London
2018 (In)Visible, Espacio Gallery, London
2018 Spegla Photography Festival, Sweden
2018 Loss & Lucidity, Santa Ana, USA
2018 Experiments, Sun Pier House, Chatham
2018 Art On A Postcard, Photo London, Somerset House
2018 SICK! at Bounce Vintage, Folkestone
2018 Collage Garden, New York USA


2017 SICK! (co-curator), Sun Pier House Chatham
2014 Disquiet Beauty (co-curator), Rochester Art Gallery
2012 Fragments, The Horsebridge Whitstable
2011 86,062 The Painkiller Prints (curator), The Deaf Cat Rochester