Past Artist In Residence
Zara Kriegstein was born in West Berlin, Germany in 1952. She received her Masters degree in painting from the Academy of Art in West Berlin where she studied from 1972 to 1978. Upon graduating, Kriegstein spent one year traveling through Italy, Turkey, Iraq, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Malaysia, and Mexico to study the art and culture of these ancient civilizations. It was during her travels that Kriegstein determined to dedicate her work to the social and political issues throughout the history of mankind.