Forman received her Bachelor of Science in Studio Arts in 2005, at Skidmore College. Since then her work has received much attention in the art world with solo and group exhibits nation wide, museum and private collections, and notable art fairs and auctions. She is currently represented by DFN Gallery in NYC, the David Floria Gallery in Aspen, CO and the Winston Wachter Gallery in Seattle, WA.
2005 BS in Studio Arts, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY 2004 Student Art Centers International (SACI), Florence, Italy Spent a semester directly enrolled with other students from around the world. Studied Jewelry and metals, advanced drawing, Italian Language, and Renaissance Art History.
My inspiration for drawing began early in my life. Throughout my childhood my family traveled all over the world to remote landscapes, which were the subject of my mother's fine art photography. I developed an appreciation for the beauty and vastness of the ever-changing sky and sea. I loved watching a far-off storm on the western desert plains; the monsoon rains of southern India; and the cold arctic light illuminating Greenland's waters. 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 a meditation for me, and my hope is that the viewer can share this experience of tranquil escape when engaging the work.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2009 Luminous, Beijing Contemporary Dance Theatre, Beijing, China. 2009 Zaria Forman, Freelance Gallery, Piermont, NY 2008 Arctic Light: Recent Drawings, Allen Sheppard Gallery, NY, NY 2006 Clearly Nebulous, Allen Sheppard Gallery, NY, NY 2006 Drawings by Zaria Forman, Bunburry’s Art Gallery, Piermont, NY 2005 Cloudscapes, Enhance Spa Gallery, Hartsdale, NY 2005 Zaria Forman, Case Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2010 My Summer Vacation, Winston Wachter Fine Art, Seattle, WA Gallery Artists, DFN Gallery, New York, NY Juried Alumni Exhibition, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY The Brucennial 2010: Miseducation The Bruce High Quality Foundation in collaboration with Vito Schnabel, New York, NY Looks Good on Paper, DFN Gallery, New York, NY Natural Visions, Winston Wachter Fine Art, Seattle, WA New Landscapes, DFN Gallery, New York, NY 2009 Parallel, Zaria Forman and Rena Bass Forman, The Durst Organizarion at the Wall Street Journal Lobby Gallery, New York, NY Designer's Showroom, D&D Building, NY, NY The Art of Seeing, Allen Sheppard Gallery, NY, NY Top to Bottom, A Hudson River Arts Map Installation, Edward Hopper House, Nyack, NY Enlightenment, Rockefeller Parks Preserve Art Gallery, Sleepy Hollow, NY Spring Group, Allen Sheppard Gallery, NY, NY Selected Works by Gallery Artists, David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO. Abstract/Nature, DFN Gallery, NY, NY Designer's Show and Sale, The Designer Show House on the Hudson, Grandview, NY 2008 Polar Light: Greenland, Zaria Forman and Rena Bass Forman, Look North Inuit Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Summer Group Exhibition, The David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO Summer Group Show, Allen Sheppard Gallery, NY, NY Light Entanglements, Blue Hill Art and Cultural Center, Pearl River NY Tranceformation, Benefit Show and Auction, List Art Center, Brown University, RI Spring Group Show, David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO. Artists For L.W.A.L.A., Auction Event, Gallery Bar, NY, NY. Some Wonderful Things Part II, Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Sarasota, FL Zaria Forman and Catherine Minnery, The Mikhail Zakin Gallery, Demarest, NJ Solstice, The David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO Palm Beach 3, DFN Gallery, Palm Beach Art Fair, Palm Beach, FL Works on Paper, DFN Gallery, NY, NY Winter Group Show, RARE Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY 2007 Anderson Ranch Annual Arts Auction, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO Collectors Show and Sale, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK Summer Group Show, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD Summer Group, Allen Sheppard Gallery, NY, NY It’s Outstide, Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Sarasota, FL Summer Group Exhibition, RARE Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY Group Exhibition, Project A Gallery, Nashville, TN Group Exhibition, Allen Sheppard Gallery, NY, NY 2006 The Next Generation, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD Collectors Show and Sale, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK Seven: Degrees of Relativity, Rockland Center for the Arts, S. Nyack, NY 2005 Senior Thesis Exhibition, Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY Juried Exhibition, Schick Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY 2004 Juried Student Exhibition, SACI Gallery, Florence, Italy Group Exhibition, Case Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY Group Exhibition, Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY COLLECTIONS Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum Aby Rosen Arkansas Art Museum Gerard Depardieu Various Private Collections PUBLICATIONS 2010 Living Etc. Magazine, July issue http://gb.zinio.com/reader.jsp?issue=416128210&o=ext 2010 Inside/Outside The Brucennial, Catherine Kron, Art In America www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-opinion/the-scene/2010-02-26/bruce-high-quality-foundation-brucennial/ 2010 Who Needs The Whitney? They Have Their Own Show, Holland Cotter, The New York Times www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-opinion/the-scene/2010-02-26/bruce-high-quality-foundation-brucennial/ 2008 Arcitc Lights, Green Meadow Alumni Magazine Alumni_Magazine_Fall_08 2008 Northern Exposure, Shannon Sharpe, American Craft Magazine http://www.americancraftmag.org/zoom-entry.php?id=5036 2008 Arctic Art, Josie Garthwaite, Sierra Club Magazine http://sierraclub.typepad.com/greenlife/2008/08/arctic-art.html 2008 Comb Gallery For 'Wonderful Things', Lennie Bennet, Times art critic, St. Petersburg Times 2008 Two Waterscape Approaches, Evelyn Shih, The Bergen Record 2008 The New Years Group Dynamic, Alix Finkelstein, The New York Sun 2007 Only the Sky’s the Limit with This Exhibit, Joan Altabe, The Bradenton Herold 2007 A Summer Vacation for the Mind, Marty Fugate, The Observer