Zoe Perry-Wood is an artist and photographer based in Lexington, MA. She holds a BFA in photography from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and earned her M.Ed in Social Justice Education from UMass Amherst and a CAGS in School Psychology from UMass Boston.
Shown nationally, Zoe has been included in group and juried exhibitions at Soho Photo in New York, Photo Center NW, WA., Camera Obscura Gallery, CO., Vermont Photo Workplace Gallery, Danforth Museum in Framingham, MA., Bakalar Gallery at Massachusetts College of Art and University Place Gallery at Harvard University. Local juried shows include the Photographic Resources Center, 17 Cox, Cambridge Art Association, Concord Art Association, and Belmont Gallery of Art. Her solo exhibitions include showings at Art@Palace Road at Simmons School of Social Work and Gallery Kayafas, Boston, where she is represented.
Zoe is active on the Massachusetts College of Art and Design Alumni Leadership Council and participates yearly in the Massachusetts College of Art and Design Auction and the PRC Auction. In Lexington, Zoe chairs the Lexington Council for the Arts and is on the organizing committee of the Lexington Open Studios.
Zoe has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in social justice education, lead trainings in diversity issues and directed a bullying prevention program. Currently Zoe works as a school psychologist, providing consultation and evaluations for several school districts in the Boston area. Zoe and her wife Lisa are currently guardians to two children not originally theirs, Samantha, 13 years old and Ian, 11 years old
In her work, Zoe investigates expressions of identity and documents mainstream groups as well as non-conforming subcultures. Her recent series include a five-year project documenting Boston Alliance of Gay Lesbian Transgender Youth (BAGLY) and making portraits of youth at their Prom and other events; and a long term project documenting gay culture in Provincetown and making portraits of drag queens and other gender flexible people.