Artist Biography: Zoée has spent the previous several years working mostly with self portraiture. It began with a 365 Days project in 2009 where she created a self portrait every day for a year. She would spend her days in a frenzy of putting costumes together, transforming rooms into studios, and contemplating ways to express what was going on in her head. The project was a revelation, leading to empowerment through artistic expression and discovering a love for photography. Since then, she has continued to explore self portraiture through photography and digital manipulations. Her self portraits tend to focus on various important aspects of her identity, such as gender, sexuality, deafness, language and imagination.
Zoée Montpetit (preferably known as Zoée Nuage) is a Deaf Queer photographer, currently residing in Vancouver BC. She has been interested in creating various types of art since she was a child. As a solitaire in school who relied on writing or signing to communicate, art was a way to connect with hearing peers. A love of photography has run in her family for several generations, but only in the last several years has it grown into a strong passion for Zoée. Currently, she is working on a second 365 days project.