Zaria Forman

SeaLegacy  Ambassador   |  

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Zaria Forman documents climate change with pastel drawings. She travels to remote regions of the world to collect images and inspiration for her work, which is exhibited worldwide.


Zaria has flown with NASA on several Operation IceBridge missions over Antarctica, Greenland, and Arctic Canada. She was featured on CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, PBS, and BBC. She delivered a TEDTalk, and spoke at Amazon, Google, and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, exhibited in Banksy’s Dismaland, and was the artist-in-residence aboard the National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica. Forman curated the first ever, permanent, polar art exhibitions aboard Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic Endurance and the National Geographic Resolution. Her works have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal, and the Smithsonian Magazine. Forman currently works and resides in upstate New York, and is represented by Winston Wächter Fine Art in New York, NY and Seattle, WA.

“Our oceans cover 71% of the earth’s surface, and their health is climate health. The oceans regulate weather patterns and produce half of the oxygen we breathe. Some of the planet’s most important processes happen where sea and air meet, as oceans absorb and redistribute heat and carbon. SeaLegacy works in service of restoring and conserving our oceans in a meaningful way. Through critical education, action, and sustainability initiatives, SeaLegacy does immeasurably important work necessary to turn the tides on the climate crisis.”

Zaria Forman

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