Zoe is an artist and anthropologist. Trained as a painter and sculptor in Italy and Spain, in the tradition of realism and naturalism; her work explores the relationship between art and the environment. She first came to Reno in 2011, in the footsteps of her maternal great grandfather, a Basque sheepherder from rural France in the 1920’s. Zoe taught at the University of Nevada Reno’s Center for Basque Studies until 2015, when she was awarded a fellowship in art and research at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She is now back in Reno and excited to work creatively with the community at large.