Kentucky Tourism

Strecker, Zoe

Harrodsburg, KY


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clay sculpture

Zoé Strecker is a sculptor and writer who lives and works on a farm in Mercer County near the Kentucky River with her husband, potter Mike Frasca, and their two daughters.  Zoé’s undergraduate degree was in English literature from Grinnell College in Iowa.  She received her master’s degree in sculpture from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. 

Since 1990, Zoé has been creating site-specific sculptures for public places such as museums, schools, and libraries in Kentucky, Alaska, Colorado, and Tennessee.  She also makes smaller scale works for public and private exhibition and collection.  Zoé is a past recipient of the Kentucky Foundation for Women Artists Enrichment Grant and the Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council, and has been a visiting instructor of art at Centre College in Danville, KY.

 Zoé, also a freelance author, has written a popular best-seller titled, Off the Beaten Path in Kentucky, which describes hidden attractions and unique locales in the state that other guidebooks don’t often include.

Zoé’s work can be found in public and private collections and her travel books can be found at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY