Artist Statement -

Roz Zinns has been involved in art for the last 40 years, from oil painting to weaving to contemporary art quilts. Her work has been displayed nationally and has been reproduced in US and international publications. She majored in Arts Administration and owned a San Francisco gallery specializing in original art and quality artisan crafts. Recently she has come full-circle, back to painting, and is enjoying the creativity and challenge of working in acrylics and water-immersible oils

She has always had a love of the land which is evident in her work. Although she is currently focusing on landscapes, she is finding that the compositional element of land in an urban environment has become a fascinating study for her. She also loves to travel and has been interpreting her images on to canvas.

She has observed that over the years many of the places she has painted either don't exist anymore or have changed drastically in their usage or appearance. So how wonderful to have captured them as they existed, but with her own interpretation.

Artist Exhibitions

Pleasant Hill, CA Library - Solo show - July 2010
Diablo Valley College - Group shows - 2007 - 2010
Ulatis Cultural Center, Vacaville, CA - Solo show - May and June 2007
"California Living", Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA 2007
Local Artists Collection 2006, Lynn House Gallery, Antioch, CA
Rivertown Plein Air, Lynn House Gallery, Antioch, CA 2006
Caffe 817, Oakland, CA February 17 - April 15, 2006
Soloshow April 2005 at Latte Da Espresso & More, Pleasant Hill, CA
Moraga Art Gallery - Seasonal Shows 2003-2005
Valley Art Gallery - Christmas Show 2004
Alameda Art Center - "Sacred Images: 2004
Alamo-Danville Artists' Society Circuit - 2004 ongoing
Yeiser Art Center, "Fantastic Fibers", Paducah, KY 1995
New Pieces, "Reprieve: Beyond the Block", Beerkely, CA 1994
Oklahoma City Art Museum, "New Quilts", Oklahoma City, OI 1994
West Coast Quilters Conference, "Invitational Show", Sacramento, CA 1994
Olive Hyde Art Gallery, "26th Annual Textile Exhibit, Fremont, CA 1994
Regional Art Center, Bedford Gallery, "New Directions: Quilts of the 21st Centure, Walnut Creek, CFA 1994
Pacific Intl. Quilt Festival, "My Native Land", S.F. Airport, 1993
NCQC, "New Quilts of Northern California", S.F. Airport, 1993
Museum of American Quilter's Society, "Firestorm", Paducah, KY 1993
New Pieces, "Firestorm", Berkeley, CA 1992
Gallery Arcate, "Contemporary Quilts:, Oakland, CA 1991
Oakland Convention Center, "Voices in Cloth", Oakland, CA 1991
New Pieces, "Beyond the Block: Experiments in Quiltmaking", Berkeley, CA 1990
New Pieces, "Quake of '89", Berkeley, CA 1990


Artist Publications

Art Quilt Magazine (Premier Issue), 1994
Quilting International, May 1994
Beyond Patchwork: Modern Quilts from New Pieces - 1993 Calendar
Fiberarts Design Book Four 1991
Patchwork Quilt Tsushin, 1991
Wearable Art for Real People, 1991


Artist Collections

Numerous private, corporate, museum, gallery and government collections detailed information coming soon.

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