About Me

Jean Fogel Zee is a Southwest poet and sculptor with a history in dance.  It is through movement, poetry, and sculpture that she explores reality.  Jean trained with The Royal Ballet in Houston, TX, and performed with several dance companies before she found her true form in Authentic Movement.  The practice of Authentic Movement continues to be the informing influence in her life and work.  Jean’s work has been supported by grants from the City of Austin, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Jean became enthralled with kinetic sculpture while creating set designs for her large scale performance works.  Jean’s installations combine kinetic sculpture with the written word and invite the viewer to read, touch, interact and experience the work.  She has been presented by the Historic Santa Fe Foundation in Santa Fe, NM, and was featured poet-in-residence with Berlin’s online zine The Wild Word.  Jean’s next exhibit at El Zaguan Gallery, Santa Fe, NM will be presented when Covid restrictions are lifted.  For now she is writing poetry and trying not to set her hair on fire.