Edwin Zalenski

Born 1959, Syracuse, New York
Has practiced at Creative Growth since 2013

Edwin works in a variety of media including drawing, wood, ceramics, hooked rugs, and other textiles to express his enthusiasm for jet-planes, trains, and urban architecture. His depictions of iconic Bay Area structures like Coit Tower, the Transamerica Pyramid, and the Golden Gate Bridge become studies in form and pattern as geometric architecture give way to irregular, organic lines. Edwin is also fascinated by animals, creating new kingdoms in both wood and ceramic sculpture. Like his buildings, the animals are identified only by abstracted signs—four legs, body, head, and fur pattern. The resulting forms appear more like three-dimensional renderings of cave paintings than the original animal itself.


, 836M gallery, San Francisco