Kathleen Zwizanski

A native of Southern New Jersey, Ms. Zwizanski received formal painting education at The School of Visual Art and Design, Philadelphia from 1966 to 1970. The faculty of which was made up of a number of painters who themselves were students of a number of renown abstract expressions painters of the 1940’s and 1950’s.

Trained in the abstract expressionist school Ms. Zwizanski works in oil paint and has always been interested in the visual impact of painting over the need for realism.

She travels annually to Italy. A pilgrimage that started in 2004 and involves time in multiple regions; among which include Sicily, Abruzzo, Umbria, and Tuscany. As she has physically explored the Italian landscape her current body of work took shape. The work is concerned with the structure of people-free landscape and is linked to the tradition of plein air painting in regards to establishing chiaroscuro and atmospheric perspective but also references ideas from Abstract Expressionism.
Recently, due mainly to the Abstract Expressionist influence of her art education, Ms. Zwizanski is in the process of mastering a more abstract approach which continues to be influenced by her Italian landscape experience.

She spends extended periods each year based primarily in the Molise and Umbria regions of Italy with her husband, while maintaining a permanent residence in Lambertville, New Jersey.

Ms. Zwizanski has presented in numerous shows in the Upper Bucks region and in July has just completed a successful one-man show at the Delaware River Town Chamber of Commerce Gallery in Lambertville New Jersey. Her work is in private collections here in the United States and in Italy, Sweden, and Singapore.