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Resilience by Briana Zonas

Dec 1, 2017–Jan 25, 2018

In Resilience, interdisciplinary artist Briana Zonas uses mixed media and soft colors to depict a powerful and broad perspective of trauma on the body and the psyche that includes resilience and recovery.

Briana Zonas' work reflects her interest in family systems, women’s studies, sexuality, healing and wellness, visual culture, and global spirituality. Compelling images explore the female form using mixed media on canvas—oozing and splatters emanate from the figures. Collages, color palettes of blues and purples, producing soft-hued effects, often a sole figure and within the figure, a fusion of colors and resistance. Backgrounds are mostly open with light washes of color creating a kind of repulsive beauty. Gold and silver paints are used as a way to show inner feminine beauty, seemingly delicate but strong in its purest form.

Opening Reception
Fri, Dec 1, from 6–7pm
Preview the exhibition and enjoy wine and French snacks.

Fri, Dec 1, from 7–9pm
After the reception, join us for Rendez-Vous, our monthly wine and conversation evening! Practice your French and make new friends. You'll have a wonderful time whether you're new to French, fully fluent, or somewhere in between.

FIAF Montclair
7 North Willow Street, Suite 7
Montclair, NJ 07042


About Briana Zonas

During her early studies, Briana Zonas pursued diverse artistic experiences in Paris, London, New York, Athens, and Hong Kong. Because she traveled extensively and lived abroad for a large part of her life, Zonas developed an expansive cultural view that informs her creative practice. She has shown her work at numerous galleries, fairs, and community spaces. Learn more at


FIAF Montclair
7 North Willow Street,
Suite 7
Montclair, NJ 07042

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