January 27, 2012

ZIA|Gallery is pleased to announce that it is now representing photographer Dulce Pinzon.
Ms. Dulce work has been exhibited, published, and collected internationally.
In 2001, her photos were used for the cover of La otra historia de los Estados Unidos, the Spanish-language edition of Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States. In 2002 she was awarded the prestigious Mexican Jóvenes Creadores grant. In 2004 she won first prize in the two-dimensional category at the fourth Encuentro Estatal de Arte
Contemporáneo in Puebla. In 2006 she won first prize at the 12th Photography
Biennial of the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City. In that same year she was a fellow at the New York Foundation for the Arts and in 2009 she was awarded a grant from the Ford Foundation. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, including Esopus, Marie Claire (South Africa and Thailand editions), Mother Jones, Rolling Stone (Italian edition), Vice, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, La Jornada (Mexico), Reforma (Mexico), and El País (Spain). Ms. Dulce currently lives in New York City.

November 9th, 2011

ZIA|Gallery is pleased to announce that we will be representing artist Melissa Jay Craig. Melissa Jay Craig’s handmade paper book works, sculptures and installations have been exhibited internationally, most notably in Denmark, South Korea, Costa Rica, Mexico and South America. She is also a curator, writer and a former award-winning professor, who continues to give lectures, classes and workshops at schools and arts centers throughout the U.S. She has been awarded numerous grants and residencies. Ms. Craig’s medium of choice is paper made from fibers that she processes and sometimes harvest’s. She works with handmade paper specifically for its minimal environmental impact, its utter versatility, its enormous variety and for its deceptive strength contrasted with its perceived fragility. Ms. Craig lives and works in Chicago, IL.

November 1,2011

ZIA is very pleased to announce that Zoriah Miller, famed Photojournalist has agreed to be represented by the gallery. Zoriah is a world renowned photojournalist known for his prolific work documenting conflict, crisis and disasters. His award winning photography has appeared in major motion pictures, on television, book covers and in publications such as The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Elle, The Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan and countless others. His work is exhibited around the world and permanently archived in the United States Library of Congress. We’re working with Zoriah to have a solo exhibition scheduled for his work in 2012. His compelling color and black and white images represent some of the finest photojournalism seen in today’s ever changing political landscapes from around the world. Check out his link on ZIA web site to view more of his extraordinary work.

September 15,2011

ZIA|Gallery is pleased to announce that it is now representing Jonathan Ricci. Jonathan Ricci lives in New Jersey where he works as an artist and educator. He has exhibited nationally at The Toledo Museum of Art, The Butler Institute of American Art, The Columbus Museum of Art, ARC Gallery, Meridian Gallery and An Art Place. Jonathan considers himself a figurative artist. His artwork has roots in traditional painterly abstraction. His academic achievements include, a B.F.A in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art, an M.A. in art from Eastern Illinois University, and an M.F.A. in painting from Bowling Green State University.

August 15, 2011

To begin the 2011-2012 exhibition season, ZIA|Gallery is honored to present Clyde Butcher’s award-winning, large-scale, silver gelatin photographs. Butcher captivates us with his awe-inspiring images of Florida’s cypress trees, wetlands, waterways and dramatic cloud formations. Although especially known for his depictions of the region of Florida where he lives, Butcher also captures the diversity of landscape across the United States. From the rocky, tree-lined coast of Maine, across moody, rolling Badlands, to the contemplative intimacy of the Redwood forests, Butcher’s deep commitment to environmental preservation is evident. ZIA|Gallery invites the public to meet the artist, photographer Clyde Butcher at his opening reception Friday, September 9, 5 – 7:30, 548 Chestnut St., Winnetka, IL 60093. In addition, a public presentation will take place Saturday, September 10, 1 – 2pm. RSVP for reservations- required. The location for Clyde Butcher’s talk in Winnetka will be announced. Email

July 6, 2011

ZIA|Gallery is pleased to announce that it is now representing artist Beverly Zawitkoski. Ms. Zawitoski is a painter from Montreal, Canada where she obtained her BFA with distinction from Concordia University. She lives and works in Montreal, creating works on paper and canvas using a combination of acrylic, pastel and charcoal to achieve her unique artistic vision. Ms. Zawitoski’s mixed media paintings are created from a purely intuitive state. Without initially planning or structuring a work, she uses her materials to inspire and guide her through the process of developing each piece in search of a particular mood and atmosphere. As each piece progresses she gradually builds, forms and shapes the work into a world reflective of an essence of something, without necessarily being a literal interpretation. Working from her imagination, her intent is to create surface treatments that support and express a sense of ambiguity and emotional depth in both her figurative and non figurative work. She currently lives and works in Montreal.

June 4, 2011

ZIA|Gallery is pleased to announce that it is now representing artist Karina Noel Hean. Ms.Hean is a drawing artist based in Santa Fe, NM who teaches at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design and Santa Fe Community College. Hean received her Master of Fine Arts degree from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. Hean’s mixed media drawings respond to the quality and character of place both as a mirror and as a limitation as they investigate the impact of landscape on the mind and body as well as the ever-evolving and constructed state and definition of landscape.

March 11, 2011

ZIA|Gallery is pleased to announce that Photographer Julie Meridian has agreed to represented by the gallery. Julie has a background in fine art and art education, Julie began experimenting with photography because of its affinity to her layered, collage-like process and also because of the camera’s magical ability to capture the radiant quality of natural light. Her work is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas and has also been included in many regional and national exhibits, including the Griffin Museum of Photography, Vermont Photography Workplace, and The Silver Eye Center for Photography.

February 4, 2011

ZIA|Gallery is pleased to announce that Artist Carl Wilen has agreed to be represented by the gallery. Carl Wilen pulls from his imagination, intellect, humor, and sense of the absurd to combine both high and pop culture into a fearless commentary on human foibles, technology and creativity. His work has been exhibited at The Union League of Chicago; 62nd Chicago and Vicinity Exhibition, The Art Institute of Chicago; Mid-America Exhibition, Kansas City; Ball State Drawing and Small Sculpture exhibition, The Tarble Art Center among many others. In addition, with an MFA from the University of Illinois, he was a dedicated and respected professor of art. Having retired in 1994, he is Professor Emeritus of Eastern Illinois University.

February 2, 2011

ZIA|Gallery is pleased to announce that Artist Holly Farrell has agreed to be represented by the gallery. Holly Farrell began to paint in 1990 when she was 29. She had been looking for a way to relieve stress resulting from her day job, working with children who had special needs. Painting seemed an obvious choice as it was something she had always enjoyed when she was younger. Her paintings are a combination of still life and portraiture that re-connect her to the time, people, or places that were relevant to each subject. She finds inspiration from her apartment – the day-to-day things that were part of her everyday life (vintage chairs, antique bowls, vintage teacups, old cookbooks) and set them up against a wall or on a surface.

January 25, 2011

ZIA|Gallery is pleased to announce that Artist Matthew Schofield has agreed to be represented by the gallery. Matthew Schofield is a Toronto based Canadian born artist who has been exhibiting his artwork in commercial galleries and artist run centres nationally and internationally since 1996. He has exhibited solo shows and group exhibitions in New York, Brooklyn, Chicago, Miami, Toronto and Florence. Matthew’s work has been highlighted in Toronto Life Magazine, The Globe and Mail, and NOW Magazine. He is featured in the book Carte Blanche Volume 2: Painting, which is an overview of the state of Canadian painting in 2008. Matthew is a founding member of the blunt Collective, a group of artists investigating the role of narrative painting. In 2009 he was a finalist in the Kingston Prize for Portraiture. Matthew started his education in Architecture and finished as an honours graduate in fine arts from both McMaster University and Ontario College of Art and Design. In 2001 Matthew was nominated for a Primetime Emmy and in 2006 he was part of a group nomination for an Oscar for his digital matte painting work in film.

January 11, 2011

ZIA|Galleryis pleased to announce that Artist Michael Cutlip has agreed to be represented by the gallery. Michael Cutlip creates abstract landscapes of lines, markings, brush strokes, spray paint blots, and graphite smudges. The artist works intuitively, as he feels a planned painting is a failed painting. Process is essential to Cutlip’s works on panel – during which time his painting is free to wander. Cutlip studied at Foothill College in Los Altos and also attended California State University in Hayward.

December 27, 2010

ZIA|Gallery is pleased to announce that Artist John Musgrove has agreed to be represented by the gallery. John Musgrove grew up as an Air Force brat in places like Alexandria, Louisiana and Okinawa. He graduated from the University of Florida with a BA in Graphic Design and immediately moved to San Francisco. After working as a designer and illustrator for many years, he has returned to painting in the last few years.

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