Detail from the artist's studio.
Detail from the artist's palette.
Zabarsky's most recent work features surreal figments, and the more life-like figures of Freud, Kafka, Hemingway, Matisse, Bonnard and Munch in bright bold color, while examining Jewish tradition, war, peace, and moments of quiet and reflection
el Zabarsky was born in Worcester, MA, and has lived, worked and studied in Europe, Japan and New England.
His solo exhibitions include shows at Rew Dex Gallery in Kyoto (Japan), and at the Madrid-based Salones Berkowitsch and Círculo de Bellas Artes, respectively. Stateside, he has had one-person shows at the DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park (Lincoln, MA), the Wheaten Beard & Weil Galleries, formerly known as the Watson Gallery (Norton, MA), and the fabled Boris Mirski Gallery (Boston). His work has also been featured in small group shows and invitationals in Boston, New York City, Washington DC and elsewhere.
His paintings and drawings are held in public collections at MOMA; the Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod; the Wiggins Collection at the Boston Public Library; the Addison Gallery of American Art; the Currier Gallery of Art; Williams College Museum of Art; the University Gallery at the University of Massachusetts Amherst; and the Museum of Art at the University of New Hampshire, among others.
Zabarsky has been the recipient of several awards, prizes and other recognitions, including a Ford Foundation Grant in the Humanities, a Stone Foundation Fellowship, and a National Institute of Arts & Letters nomination.
A graduate from the School of Fine & Applied Arts at Boston University with a BFA, and from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Cincinnati with an MFA, his formal training also includes two years at the Worcester Art Museum School, and two years at the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford.
For more information about this collection, or earlier work, please contact MZabarsky@Mail.Com ■