Nola Zirin is a New York native and maintains a studio in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York. She received a bachelor's degree from New York University, where she studied painting with Milton Resnick and George Ortman. She also studied printmaking with Bob Blackburn and Donn Steward. Her work has been shown in many one person and group shows throughout the United States and abroad, most recently with her 8th solo exhibition at June Kelly Gallery in New York City. She is represented in numerous public and corporate collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOMA, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, the National Museum of Taiwan and the Library of Congress. Zirin's shows have been reviewed in Artnews (Cynthia Nadelman), Art in America (Cathy Lebowitz), Art News (Ruth Bass), Philadelphia Inquire (Miriam Seidel), The New York TImes (Helen Harrison and Phylis Braff) among others. Zirin is a member of the American Abstract Artist Association.
...bears the mark of Zirin's faith in a tradition of geometric abstract that began, for her, with the metaphysics of Wassily Kandinsky...
- Linda Yablonsky
For the greater part of my extensive career, the focus has remained on geo-abstract thinking. Primary shapes, and the spaces between primary forms, the silent moments between thoughts and the shifting inside or outside of form - what that space represents through geo manifestation within the emptiness of space itself as it corresponds to define geo form. In this unexpected asymmetrical area, it prompts spatial discovery and occurrence - I find action, and resolve through execution.
- Nola Zirin 2022