Zox Volkov is a tattoo artist and illustrator born in Yekaterinburg, Russia, raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and residing in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Unceded Coast Salish Territories.
They work predominantly in the mediums of graphite, ink, paint, newly exploring ceramics. They attended the University of Manitoba’s Fine Art’s Degree Program from 2010-2012. Since then, they have held a solo show, been in group and collaborative shows, is published in the anthology, The Anatomical Tattoo, in 2017, and collaborated on a mural for Vancouver Mural Festival in 2018. This year they are taking a co-curatorial role for Vancouver Mural Festival's Tattoo Flash Event in August.
Their illustration work focuses on themes of the anthropomorphic, orphan, and feral as it pertains to their own personal identity as an adoptee. They disassemble human components, merging flora and fauna to better understand the intricate networks of intersection in society, gender and sex. Their tattoo work is dark, macabre, heavily influenced by dreamscapes and mythological histories.
Zox has been tattooing since January 2016. They work at Black Medicine Tattoo in Vancouver, BC.