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Brenda Hope Zappitell

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Miami, Fl

Birth year

Works in
Delray Beach, FL





Born in 1964 in South Florida. Zappitell lives in Delray Beach, FL with her family. She creates abstract expressionist works not only born out of intuition but also serendipitously influenced by nature and life experiences. Although mostly self taught, she has attended classes and workshops in New Mexico, Mexico and Florida. Her work is in both private and public collections, including MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, The St. Regis Hotel in New York City, The Hardrock Hotel in Tampa, FL, The University Of North Texas Business Leadership Building and a private collector whose collection includes Joan Mitchell, Cleve Gray, Milton Resnick, Helen Frankenthaler, Hans Hoffman, Larry Poons, Jules Olitski, etc.



BSW 1986 Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

JD 1990 University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL



2008 Painting Workshop, Taos, NM

2006-2009 Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM

1991-2002 The Boca Raton Museum of Art School, Boca Raton, FL

1991 Life Drawing and Painting Workshop, San Miguel De Allende, Mexico



2013 Fresh Paint Art Gallery, Juxataposed Gestures, Lisa Bartelson and Brenda Zappitell, Cullver City, CA

2013 Gallery Orange, New Orleans, LA

2013 Exhibit By Aberson, Brandon Reese and Brenda Hope Zappitell, Tulsa, Ok

2012 Darnell Fine Art, Brenda Hope Zappitell, A Chronicle of Gratitude, Santa Fe, NM

2011-12 Rosenbaum Contemporary, Brenda Hope Zappitell: An Exhibition of Paintings, Boca Raton, FL

2011 Darnell Fine Art, Brenda Hope Zappitell & Rudy Gonzales, Santa Fe, NM

2010 Darnell Fine Art, Fragments, Claire McArdle & Brenda Hope Zappitell, Santa Fe, NM



2014 J Go Gallery, Massively Small, Park City, UT

2014 Fresh Paint Gallery, Summer Solstice, Culver City, CA

2014 Chase Edwards Gallery, Spring Awakenings, Bridgehamton, NY

2014 Littlejohn Contemporary, Group Show, New York, NY

2014 Art Palm Beach 2014, represented by Rosenbaum Contemporary, West Palm Beach, FL

2013 Turner Carroll Gallery, Idle Hands, Santa Fe, NM

2012 Page Bond Gallery, HAZE: A Summer Group Exhibition, Richmond, VA

2012 Exhibit by Aberson's, White, group exhibition, Tulsa, OK

2012 Art Palm Beach  represented by Rosenbaum Contemporary
2011 Los Angeles Art Show, represented by Rosenbaum Contemporary, West Palm Beach, FL.

2010 Rosenbaum Contemporary, Season Preview, Boca Raton, FL

2009 Artprize, Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI

2009 Center For Contemporary Arts, 8th Annual Collect: Inside 8, Santa Fe, NM

2009 The Taos Gallery , International Group Juried Exhibition, Taos, NM

2009 The San Diego Art Institute, The Museum of The Living Artist, 50th International Award Exhibition, San Diego, CA, Juror: Julia Marciari Alexander

2008 Center for Contemporary Arts, 7th Annual Collect: Inside 8, Santa Fe, N

2002 Cornell Museum, Inspirations 2002, Delray Beach, FL

2002 The Boca Raton Museum of Art, 16th Annual Art Festival, Boca Raton, FL

2001 The Boca Raton Museum of Art, 15th Annual Art Festival, Boca Raton, FL

2000 The Boca Raton Museum of Art, Artist Guild Biennial Exhibition, Boca Raton, FL

1999 The Boca Raton Museum of Art, Images, Artist Guild Gallery Exhibition, Boca Raton, FL


2013 Professional Artist Magazine, A Sense Of Place, Five Abstract Artists Reveal How Environment Influence Their Work, written by Brenda Hope ZappitellApril/May Issue.

2012 Professional Artist Magazine, Balancing a Family Life and A Creative Life, written by Brenda Hope Zappitell, Dec/Jan 2013 Issue

2012 Professional Artist Magazine, Inside The Artist’s Studio: Six Professionals Share Their Studio Spaces,

Part 1 & 2 with Alex Couwenberg, Alyssa Monks, Robert Kingston, Johnnie Winona Ross, & Laura Schiff Bean written by Brenda Hope Zappitell, Sept. & Oct. Issue

2012  Dave Bown Projects, Unrestricted Monetary Award to Visual Artists, 4th Semiannual Competition

2012 Art New Orleans Magazine, Brenda Hope Zappitell's Work, Modern Abstract Expressionism As It Evolves And Flourishes, Summer Issue

2012 Professional Artist Magazine, Prelude To A Solo Show: How Three Top Artists Prepare, with Erin Cone & Jamie Kirkland, June Issue

2012 Artwork Featured in Coastal Living Magazine

2012 "Artist of The Month" for

2011 Finalist in The Artist Magazine 28th Annual Art Competition 

2011 Studio Visit, The Open Studios Press, Beth Venn, Juror

2010, First, Second , Third & Fifth Showcase, Showcase Winner

2010 International Contemporary Masters

2009, November, Featured Artist

2009, September, Showcase Winner

2009 The Taos Gallery, International Group Juried Exhibition, People's Choice Award

Recent Exhibits

Brenda Hope Zappitell participated in these exhibits:

Jul, 2015 A Journey of Gestures
Boca Raton Museum of Art
Jan, 2014 Group Show: Annette Davidek, Sarah Hinckley, Melinda Stickney-Gibson, Brenda Hope Zappitell and others
Littlejohn Contemporary
Oct, 2012 A Chronicle Of Gratitude
Darnell Fine Art
Dec, 2011 Brenda Hope Zappitell, An Exhibition Of Paintings
Rosenbaum Contemporary
Jul, 2010 Fragments
Darnell Fine Art
Exhibited with these artists
Brenda Hope Zappitell has Exhibited with these artists:

Annette Davidek sarah hinckley
Melinda Stickney-Gibson Claire McArdle
Exhibited at these venues
Brenda Hope Zappitell has Exhibited at these venues:

Boca Raton Museum of Art Littlejohn Contemporary
Darnell Fine Art Rosenbaum Contemporary
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