When I first met Zaria Forman we were in a bar playing Connect Four. As a new comer to New York, I was surprised by her warmth and unaffected glow, unusual for the seriously bohem Lower Eastside of Manhattan. On our second meeting, we were at her group exhibition "Works on Paper"(showing at the DFN Gallery till February 2nd, 210 11th Ave at W. 25th st, 6th floor. http://dfngallery.com/), where I found her beauty extended beyond her demeanor and poured into her artwork. Born in South Natick, MASS, grew up in Piermont, NY and now residing in Brooklyn, New York where her studio is also. Her influence stems (among others including her own mother who is a fine arts photographer) from her childhood of traveling all over the world to remote landscapes.
"In my work I explore moments of transition, turbulence and tranquility in the landscape and their impact on the viewer. In this process I am reminded of how small we are when confronted with the powerful forces of nature. The act of drawing can be meditation for me, and my hope is that the viewer can share this experience of tranquil escape when engaging the work."
Currently represented by Allen Sheppard Gallery, at 530 W. 25th St, New York, NY, Forman has exhibited in over eighteen exhibitions, eight of them in New York and one in Florence, Italy.
Other exhibitions Zaria Forman's work can be viewed are:
Soltice December 22- January 22 2008
David Floria Gallery
Group Exhibition (Ongoing)
Jackson Hole, WY
Catherine Minnery & Zaria Forman February 8 - March 7 2008
The Mikhail Zakin Gallery
Palm Beach 3 January 11- 14 2008
Palm Beach County Convention Center
West Palm Beach, Florida