“strange new things can be done” – Frances Hodgson Burnett
Artist: Kamila Zmrzla
This cow will be “grazing” at the Hudson Yards – Manhattan Pasture
About Kamila Zmrzla
Kamila Zmrzla is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work explores themes of femininity, motherhood, sexuality and the natural world. She employs a variety of materials, including oil and acrylic paint, ink, watercolor, wire, textiles and collected objects.
Having studied studio art formally at Hunter College, Zmrzla is primarily self-taught through a lifetime of creative immersion. Her strongest influences are rooted in her upbringing in the former Czechoslovakia, where folklore, politics, traditional costume and her grandfather’s botanical paintings shaped her imagination from an early age. She favors vivid colors, undulating forms and repeating patterns. Her lush compositions evoke nature, fertility and the realm between dreams and reality.
Currently she is showing her work in a solo exhibit, “Reflection of the Living Light”, curated by Renee Riccardo at the Spring Break Art Show. She has participated in the Black Lives Matter art protest in Soho, NYC, where she painted seven large-scale murals on vacant storefronts invoking the need for equality and social justice. Her painting has been featured in Esquire, Time Out New York, Al Jazeera English, among many other media outlets.