Zoe Zylowski is a contemporary realist artist from Hillsborough, New Jersey. Her work centers on portraits and narrative portraits which are rendered in oil and charcoal, but she has recently been developing work in the still life category. Zoe’s paintings and drawings have been recognized at the local, national, and international level.
Artistic influences on her work are: John Singer Sargent, Richard Schmid, and Jacques-Louis David. Zoe has studied oil painting and charcoal drawing with Kevin Murphy at the Art Academy of Hillsborough. She is currently attending Rutgers University.
I find the idea of painting outdoors in nature
so challenging, but so appealing I finally had to give it a try. To get started I attended a 10 day plein air painting workshop in Fiesole
Italy with Andrew Lattimore (www.andrewlattimore.com).
We stayed at the Pensione Bencista which is ideally located on the beautiful Tuscan
hillside surrounding Florence. I enjoyed spending time with a wonderful group of artists, had the privilege of experiencing the art of
Florence, and received expert guidance from Andrew. Click the link below to see some of the paintings from my trip as well as a rough
plein air practice I did at the Duke Estate in NJ before I left for my trip.
Link to my Plein Air Paintings
April 26, 2013
My newest painting Grace was just on display
at the Hillsborough Cultural Art Exhibition and took first place. It was a great show. Thanks go to the Cultural Arts Commission for
supporting the arts in Hillsborough and to the jurors who donated their time. Congratulations to all the artists whose beautiful pieces
March 15, 2013
Three of my paintings were just awarded national medals in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition.
Also I'm honored to have been chosen as a finalist in the Art Renewal Center 2012-2013 International Salon.
I recently won
first place in The Artist's Magazine Annual Student Art Competeition. The results of the competition
were published in the January/February 2013 edition of the magazine.
"Inheritance" wins Chairman's Choice Award
in the 2011-2012 Art Renewal Center International Salon.
Link to article about the Salon
My painting "Inheritance" at the Scholastic National Art and Writing Awards Student Showcase
held in the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons The New School for Design, June 1 2012.
Link to article about the Exhibition
Unveiling my commissioned portrait of four-time Olympian Joetta Clark Diggs,
March 31, 2012.
"Inheritance" on display at the Montclair Art
Museum as part of the Scholastic Regional Art Exhibition.
Fellow Art Academy of Hillsborough students unveiling
portraits of the Hillsborough Township
Committee, February 2012. Link to news articlee
With Anthony Ferrera at the
Hillsborough Cultural Arts Comission Annual Art show March 31, 2012
Kevin Murphy and I with my winning entry in the in the 2011 apprenticeship draw-off.