“The inspiration for my drawings began in early childhood when I traveled with my family throughout several of the world’s most remote landscapes, which were the subject of my mother’s fine art photography. After my formal training at Skidmore college I now exhibit extensively in galleries and venues throughout the United States and overseas.
In August 2012 I led Chasing the Light, an expedition sailing up the NW coast of Greenland, retracing the 1869 journey of American painter William Bradford and documenting the rapidly changing arctic landscape. Continuing to address climate change in my work, I spent September 2013 in the Maldives, the lowest-lying country in the world, and arguably the most vulnerable to rising sea levels.” -Zaria Forman
Known for her impeccably naturalistic pastel drawings, Zaria Forman finds inspiration in remote landscapes and environmentally sensitive locations. Her drawings include carefully rendered images of glistening icebergs, turbulent arctic waters, and crashing tropical waves. She has traveled extensively in Greenland and the Maldives to both collect material for her drawings and raise awareness about climate change. Forman’s work is exhibited widely across the United States and is held in the collections of the Arkansas Art Museum and the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum. Her drawings have been featured by press organizations the world over and appear in the Netflix series House of Cards.