Zaria Forman

Zaria Forman is known for her beautiful and impeccably naturalistic pastel drawings. Her drawings feature carefully rendered images of glistening icebergs, turbulent arctic waters, and crashing tropical waves.

She is inspired by remote landscapes and environmentally sensitive locations such as Greenland and the Maldives. In addition, she travels to both collect material for her drawings and raise awareness about climate change. In 2016, she presented a TED Talk about her practice and the environment.

Forman’s work is exhibited widely across the United States and featured in many publications. Her drawings are held in the collections of the Arkansas Art Museum and the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum. They have also appeared in the Netflix series House of Cards.

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  • TED Talk Zaria Forman: Drawings that Show the Beauty and Fragility of Earth

  • NYC-ARTS Profile: Zaria Forman