Artist Zoja Forsberg, a Swedish immigrant and Marywood University graduate, is now displaying her work at Penn State Wilkes-Barre's Friedman Art Gallery.
Zoja has gained artistic experience working as an interior designer for Leung Hemmler Camayd Architects, taking extra screening printing courses at Peters Valley Craft Education Center, and now in addition to working as an interior designer, she encompasses herself in the art of mixed media collages.
When Zoja works with media collages, she uses paint, screen prints, fibers, and a variety of found objects. Her philosophy is to start with an open mind and no particular design; instead she lets the natural colors of materials lead her to perceive a design. In her own artist statement, Zoja explains, "Her curiosity to see what happens when rules are broken often leads to new techniques."
Because of this ability to wonder, Zoja received the awards for Member of Zeta Omicron Honorary Art Fraternity at Marywood College in 1987, and was First Prize Scholarship Winner of Kappa Pi from the International Art Fraternity in 1988.
In 2008, she received First Place Award-NEPA Regional Art at Marywood University along with the One Man Show Exhibit Award-NEPA Region Art at the AFA Gallery.
Zoja has featured her artwork at a variety of locations including Marywood University exhibits, the University Art Museum in Binghamton, NY, Skylake Gallary in Fleetville, PA, and now in our own Abram Nesbitt, III Academic Commons.
Zoja Forsberg's artwork will be on display during regular gallery hours which can be found here: http://wb.psu.edu/friedman-art-gallery-home.