About Zang Studios
My first real contact with art came early in life ...
about Daryl Zang and Zang Studios

About

My first real contact with art came early in life. I was born in 1971 in New York City and as a child, my mother often took me to visit the galleries of the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum. I don’t remember a time when art was not a part of my life. I have always loved figurative painting and learned by earning a BFA at Syracuse University and through study in Florence, Italy.

My painting career truly came into focus after the birth of my first child. Ironically, at this time, I found it unthinkable that I would have the time or energy to take painting seriously. I found an escape in my studio and turned to self-portraiture to make sense of this new phase of life. I created imagery that was honest and infused with a female perspective.

As my life evolved, so did my work. Now my paintings depict not only the subjects that interest me, but also the memories and feelings I associate with them. Each work becomes a journey, an act of remembering, and embracing the intuitive. Memories are triggered in unpredictable layers. By gathering them together on canvas, I am creating work in the same layered way.

The future holds much to explore as I use my artwork to reflect my experiences and tell the stories about life and family that I find most intriguing.

– Daryl Zang