School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,MA, 1995, BFA
Massachusetts College of Art, 1995
My art practice is a conversation with the timeless, the primal, and the elemental.
My interest is in the unifying qualities of light, and exploring flowing visual rhythms found in my study of the dynamics of Nature. While my inspirations come from my direct experiences of landscapes, the elements, and the changing weather, my images are abstract. I am ultimately more interested in the evocation of Nature, of building up from within rather than extracting from without. My work explores that relationship between the experience of Nature and language of abstraction.
To understand the meaning or significance of a thing, one must ‘become’ the thing, harmonizing one’s consciousness with it, and thereby feel joined with it. The world is beautiful and radiant. My work in the Arts is my creative attempt to express that simple truth.
About the Artist:
Justyn Zolli is a Visual Artist currently based in northern California.
Justyn’s art practice encompasses abstract painting, drawing, printmaking,
murals, architectural art glass, and furniture design, in addition to nature photography.
He has exhibited his artwork in New York, Boston, San Francisco, and
Justyn frequently travels into wilderness regions all over North America to work;
photographing, drawing, and writing on his experiences in Nature. In his pursuit
of inspiration, he has explored all manner of ecosystems, from ice caves,
steaming volcanoes, ancient rain-forests, and underground caverns to high deserts,
alpine peaks, intertidal zones, and vast multicolored dunes.
He studied at Rhode Island School of Design, Massachusetts College of Art and
holds a BFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / Tufts University.