Paintings by Toby Zausner

Tobi Zausner is a research psychologist, a social worker, and an award-winning visual artist with works in major museums and in private collections around the world. She writes, “My work is about possibilities depicted as actualities to inspire dreams in the viewer. The images balance between known and unknown. Their careful rendering suggests reality while their visual content enlarges the possibilities of consciousness.”

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Dr. Zausner has exhibited her art at the Denver Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Fleischer Memorial, the Grey Art Gallery, the La Jolla Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum, and the Hecksher Museum. Her work is in the permanent collection of the American Museum of Natural History, the Museum of the City of New York, the Guilin Museum in China, the New York Public Library Print Collection, the Bancroft Library of the University of California at Berkeley, the Long Island Museum at Stony Brook, and the Williams Center for the Arts. Dr. Zausner writes and lectures widely on the psychology of art and human potential at academic conferences and charitable events, while teaching psychology at Saybrook University. She is an officer on the Board of A.C.T.S (Arts, Crafts, and Theatre Safety), a non-profit organization investigating health hazards in the arts. Her book, When Walls Become Doorways: Creativity and the Transforming Illness (Harmony/Random House, 2007), is about the influence of physical illness on the creative process of visual artists.