Biography

Gail Salzman is a contemporary artist based in Vermont. She has been painting and drawing most of her life. Her paintings have been widely exhibited for three decades and are known for luminous color and layered surface.


Recent solo shows include New Paintings: Unknown Time & Place, 2018 at Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne VT, and Soundings, 2013 at BCA Center in Burlington VT. Gail's work was included in exhibits at the Vermont Arts Council, Kent Museum in Calais VT, Drawing Room Gallery in Cos Cob CT, BCA Center and Fleming Museum in Burlington VT, among numerous others.


Salzman holds a BA degree in Studio Art from Indiana University; she also studied painting at Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in Maine, and at New York Studio School, NYC. Gail received a Painting Award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) shortly after college.


In recent years Salzman has received many grants from Vermont Arts Endowment Fund and Vermont Arts Council, as well as residencies at Virginia Center for Creative Arts and Vermont Studio Center. Her work is included in permanent collections of University of Vermont Medical Center, Hotel Vermont in Burlington, Wake Robin Community in Shelburne VT, and in private collections throughout the USA and Canada.


Gail Salzman teaches advanced painting, experimental drawing and studio workshops at Burlington City Arts.