(b. 1988) Zara was born and raised in Thousand Oaks, California; receiving her BA at UCLA and MFA at LCAD. Zara’s framework on how to conceptually investigate ideas in painting explored through her studies. By challenging traditional modes of representation and exploiting optics of value and color, she questions the common way art is received. Zara works from her studio located at H Gallery + Studios in Midtown Ventura.