Nola Zirin is a New York native and maintains a studio in Long Island City, New York. She received a bachelor's degree from New York University, where she studied painting with Milton Resnick and George Ortman. She also studied printmaking with Bob Blackburn and Donn Steward. Her work has been shown in many one person and group shows throughout the United States and abroad, most recently with her 8th solo exhibition at June Kelly Gallery in New York City. She is represented in numerous public and corporate collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOMA, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, the National Museum of Taiwan and the Library of Congress. Zirin's shows have been reviewed in Artnews (Cynthia Nadelman), Art in America (Cathy Lebowitz), Art News (Ruth Bass), Philadelphia Inquire (Miriam Seidel), The New York TImes (Helen Harrison and Phylis Braff) among others. Zirin is a member of the American Abstract Artist Association.
“The recent paintings navigate the use of geometric form in the construction of imaginary environments. As in previous paintings, the color remains vibrant but the palette and medium is expanded. Light is enhanced by glitter and texture enhanced by flocking. The combined effects create a 3-dimensional quality inviting the viewer into this other-worldly space. The complexity of the paintings and their virtual orbs mirror the macro and micro layers of the worlds around us.”
-Nola Zirin, 2017