Artist statement, 2023
Zoe Stern Stillinger was born in Vietnam and came to the states as a wee bébé. Art and music are of primary importance to her and she has integrated her college education in philosophy and existentialism through that filter. Making music and being in art space, in real-time, is the true expression of her art, and she is a master at creating these kinds of intimate sound gardens.
Zoe’s work as a caregiver is nourishing to her and plays a unique role in her life as an artist – one characterized by self creation, independence, and meaningful connection. Drawing from impressions in nature and gestures of love, she plays and experiments and aims towards the most interesting possibility that exists in the present moment.