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Artist dedicated to proving that life is as beautiful as we make it.

  • A convergence of scholarship and abstraction. An academic compulsion to rouse the art out of science and then depict what emerges when our minds are not constrained by the empirical requirements of that science. 

    Mythogynist Media
  • From writing and illustration to photography and styling, Zoetica Ebb is an artist whose talent has manifested in many forms.

    LA Weekly
  • Russian Angelina Jolie. Brains and beauty – sign us up.

    G4 TV
  • She leaves us with more questions than answers. She rocks a room & makes every head turn her way. We admire her. We {secretly} envy her. There is no denying it, she possesses that IT Factor!

    A Stroke of Pink
  • The perfect example of someone being as weird as they want to be, working as hard as possible and being able to live. She may not have the luxury of free time, but no one could look at Zoetica’s life and say she isn’t truly living.

    Morbid Fashion

My name is Zoetica Ebb. I’m a Russian-American artist and photographer based in London.

My ongoing project, Alien Botany®, is a multimedia concept series. It includes intricate works on paper, sculptures, and capsule fashion collections focused on fantasy flora, space delirium, and skin. This project is a consequence of a lifetime of experiences and passions, conceived at the intersection of Soviet space obsession, a love of the compulsive detail and speculation in antique scientific illustration, and a fascination with the beauty and horror of the natural world.

My previous endeavours include The Secret Guide to Alternative Beijing – a video travel guide series giving insight into the skyrocketing alternative art, fashion, music, and nightlife culture in Beijing. On this project, I functioned as curator, co-director and host. The initial phase of The Secret Guide was funded through Kickstarter. This was my second Kickstarter effort – in 2011, I raised funds for D4RT – a project aiming to bring art classes and supplies to a developing village in the Peruvian Amazon jungle, where I taught an introductory kids’ art workshop and, together with village locals, painted a mural on the school wall.

In 2011, I launched GHST RDR – my first foray into fashion design in collaboration with Adriana Fulop of Toronto label, Plastik Wrap. GHST RDR is a mini-collection consisting of an architectural, retro-futuristic jacket-and-skirt combo, inspired by Victorian riding fashion and anime robots.

I’ve also worked as a culture editor, writer, and photographer for RedBull’s Chinashop Magazine (now bygone), specialising in urban exploration and art coverage. I visited independent businesses and the studios of fellow artists and fashion designers, documenting creative spaces and conducting interviews. From 2007 to 2012 I was part of Coilhouse – a magazine and blog I co-founded, billed as “a love letter to alternative culture”. During my time with Coilhouse, I functioned as co-editor, project manager, merchandise designer, writer, photographer, and illustrator, interviewing Clive Barker and Grant Morrison among many other luminaries.

I’m an infrequent contributor to Haute Macabre.

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2019

  • Alien Botany residency, Still Life, London, UK

2018

  • The Miniature Show, Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome, IT
  • Art in the Crypt, Crypt Gallery, London, UK

2017

  • The Thing 35th Anniversary Art Show, Creature Features, Los Angeles, CA

2016

  • “Specimens and Hosts”, 3 Bees, San Mateo, CA (Solo)

2015

  • Hive Gallery Ten-year Anniversary Show, Los Angeles, CA

2014

  • The Second Annual Coaster Show, La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013

  • Gag Me With a Toon 5, WWA Gallery, LA
  • Conjoined 3, Copro Nason Gallery, LA
  • Zombie!, Last Rites Gallery, NYC

2012

  • 100 Skulls, Wonderland Gallery, LA
  • Veneris, Skotia Gallery, LA
  • Conjoined 2 in 3D, Copro Nason Gallery, LA
  • Gag Me With a Toon 4, WWA Gallery, LA

2010

  • The Ghost of Delilah and Other Stories, Gallery 1988
  • This is Not an Invitation to Rape Me, Fox Art Gallery
  • The Best Little Whorehouse in LA, The Foundation Room, LA House of Blues

2009

  • Monster?, Copro Nason Gallery, LA
  • Beerotica 2, The Hive Gallery, LA
  • Induced Epidemics, Chaos Gallery, LA

2008

  • Off-world Cloud Hunters, Plastik Wrap, Toronto, Canada
  • Dances of Vice, Element, NYC
  • Beerotica, The Hive Gallery, LA
  • LA Noir, The Burian-Mohr Foundation, LA
  • Fist Full of Metal, Hope Gallery, New Haven, CT

2007

  • Seven Brides Electrified, Jail gallery (curated and exhibited), LA

2006

  • Masters of the Dark, Night Gallery, CA

2005

  • Group exhibit, Arena Gallery, LA

2003

  • Launch Pad – Next Generation, Don O’Melveny Gallery, LA

2001

  • Hodge Podge, curated by Julie Rico, Highway Performance Space
  • Group exhibit, Don O’Melveny Gallery

2000

  • New York International Art Fair by Julia Lubim Gallery, NYC

1999

  • Obscurity to Freedom – Russian Immigrant Artists, Finegood Art Gallery

Photography

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Cathouse. Donegal, Ireland Photography · Places
Neolithic Galway & Cliffs of Moher Photography · Places
Atmosphere Atmosphere · Photography
Portrait People · Photography
Eros People · Photography
Mash-up Photography · Places
Mhaigh Eo, Ireland Photography · Places
Wonderland, China Photography · Places
China Photography · Places
Home of Dr. Paul Koudounaris Photography · Places
Market, Peru Photography · Places
Caption Test Newgrange, Ireland Photography · Places

Projects

Things I do.

Alien Botany Projects
GHST RDR Projects · Space Fashion
Persephone Projects
D4RT Projects
The Secret Guide to Alternative Beijing Projects
Coilhouse Projects

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