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I was born, raised, and graduated from the Fine Art College in the former Soviet Union, Baku.
I established myself as a pen-and-ink artist and participated in major local and regional art shows. After coming to the United States, I continued to work in pen-and-ink and in mixed media. My recent area of interest has become computer generated art.
2004 New Art on Newbury Street Gallery, Boston, MA.
1996 Western New England College Show, Springfield, MA
1994 71st Annual Art Exhibition in Western Massachusetts, Pittsfield, MA
1993 Pittsfield Art League, Pittsfield, MA
First prize in graphics
1993 One Man Show, Berkshire Artisans Gallery, Pittsfield, MA
1992 Pittsfield Art League Show, Pittsfield, MA
Second prize in graphics
1989 Art Show, (Moscow) Former Soviet Union
1987 Art Show, (Baku) Former Soviet Union
1979 Graduated from Fine Art College, Former Soviet Union
Memberships and Affiliations:
1995 to 1997 Boston Copley Society, Boston, MA
1992 to 1998 Pittsfield Art League, Pittsfield, MA
'Zia’s works spell out the disillusionment with late 19th/early 20th century dreams of a mechanically powered utopia, ruled by cause and effect, dreams whose promise is no longer relevant in our soft and non-linear age of communication.'
Max Rozenoer, The Arch, April 2003
'His technical proficiency, especially when the image calls for precise realism, causes one to marvel, and his sense of humor is often keen.'
Daniel Grant, The Berkshire Eagle, December 13, 1993
'Zia’s artwork has complex philosophical meaning and is done in an amazing technique.'
Y. Dashevsky, Member of the Art Union, USSR, 1989