Gail Salzman

Born in Port Chester, NY, and raised in Syracuse, Gail Salzman earned a degree in fine art at Indiana University. She also studied at Skowhegan and the New York Studio School, where she was influenced by colorists Elmer Bischoff and Esteban Vicente.

Gail has developed an expressive painting language over the course of her thirty-year career. Known for their luminous color and layered surface, her abstract oil paintings have been widely exhibited throughout the east coast. Her solo show Soundings was exhibited May through July, 2013, at Burlington City Arts in Burlington, VT. Other recent exhibits include The Drawing Room Gallery in Cos Cob, CT, and the Kent Museum in Calais, VT, both in 2014.

Gail earned early recognition with a National Endowment for the Arts painting award shortly after college. Recent honors include grants from the Vermont Arts Endowment Fund and a 2016 Artist Residency from Virginia Center for the Arts.

Gail lives and works in northern Vermont. Her studio is surrounded by woods, with  nearby pond as a constant source of inspiration. Salzman has been an art instructor at Community College of Vermont and Burlington City Arts for many years.


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