Zenobia Galar


Zenobia was born in the province of Barahona in the Dominican Republic in 1958. At an early age, she started drawing pictures published in the cultural supplements of the newspapers. She was influenced by her mother who was a designer and a teacher. When there was a school project that involved design, her mom would help with the creative process; therefore, inspiring Zenobia’s love for art.

She graduated from the University of Santo Domingo with a degree in graphic arts and advertising. She continued her education, with a focus on drawing, at the National School of Fine Arts and the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, Spain. She has participated in 9 exhibitions at a local level, and more than 20 group exhibitions, such as the 14th Biennial of Arts at the art gallery; Corangel, Artists for Peace; UNESCO, Collective Artists for Peace and Women.

Zenobia finds her motivation in daily observations that involve humans with their surroundings, both animate and inanimate. Through her art, she is able to deconstruct the human psyche, and reconstruct it visually through her art. Each human element; mind, body, and soul, is encapsulated and represented in her art. She finds that oil and ink help her to express herself best.