Zenna Broomer was born in the British Midlands to a family of engineers and inventors. As a child her father encouraged her talent for drawing and painting.

Her strong desire to attend Art School was financed from an apprenticeship painting scenery in the city theater.

Zenna graduated from the Wolverhampton School of Art with a BFA Degree. Her professors were from the London Royal Academy of Fine Art and the Glasgow School of Art.

After graduation she taught Arts & crafts in a Black Country town renowned for heavy industrial manufacturing. This town was and still is a bustling hub, rich in ethnic diversity with children of families that emigrated from the former Colonies of The British Empire. This industrial Heritage was the foundation of Zenna’s style of work.

A few years later Zenna immigrated to the US on the SS United States steamship disembarking in New York and settling in New Jersey.

Currently living in Princeton, she has travelled widely learning from different cultures, inspired by their architecture and urban landscape. During that time the numerous plein air drawings she made would later become alive in her studio.

Over many years, using her own etching press, Zenna has developed an extensive capability of printmaking learned from master printmakers. She has incorporated and experimentally combined these pragmatic printing skills within her paintings. Zenna’s work has continued to evolve from realism into abstraction. Zenna’s work is exhibited in Museums, Galleries & private collections around the world.

  • Wolverhampton University School of Art. BFA in Fine Arts.
  • Course work, Drawing, Painting, Arts &Crafts & Fashion Design.
  • NEW YORK TIMES. New Jersey Footlights news write up on Zenna’s painting ‘’57th. & 7th.’’
  • WHYY PBS Television. Interview concerning her Juror’s Choice Award for ‘’ The Containers ‘’ painting at the Ellarslie Museum.
  • NEWARK STAR LEDGER, a review by Dan Bischoff of Zenna’s prize-winning abstract painting ‘’ Edison ‘’ at The Hunterdon Museum.
  • PRINCETON PACKET, Ilene Dube’s review on Zenna’s One Woman Show at The Erdman Gallery Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton New Jersey
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Selected Exhibitions
  • 2022 New Jersey Arts Annual: RE EMERGENCE, Jurors Margaret M. O’Reilly, Sarah B.Vogelman.
  • 2021 Hunterdon Art Museum Exhibition, Juror Kristin J Owens
  • 2020 Hunterdon Art Musem Members Show, Juror Mitra Abbaspour.
  • 2019 Signature Artists Exhibition Noyes Museum Hammonton NJ.
  • 2018 Trenton Free Public Library. One Woman Show.
  • 2018 Hunterdon Museum Members Show.
  • 2018 NJ Arts Annual Noyes Musem Hammonton NJ.
  • 2017 NJ Arts Annual Atlantic City New Jersey.
  • 2017 Metro 31c WOW’s Art Exhibition Newark NJ.
  • 2016 NJ Arts Annual Fine Arts Atlantic City NJ.
  • 2015 Ironbound Unbound, Sumei Art Cr. Newark NJ.
  • 2015 The African American Experience, Trenton City Museum.
  • 2014 America through Artist’s Eyes, New Jersey, State Museum Trenton. In collaboration with A-TEAM Artists of TASK.
  • 2014 Princeton Art Alliance 25th Anniversary show Princeton NJ.
  • 2011 Nassau Club Princeton. One Woman Show.
  • 2008 Arts Guild of Rahway-Sprawl. The Meadowlands.
  • 2007 Biennnale Internatzionale Firenze. Florence Italy.
    Hunterdon Museum Exhibit, Juror Benjamin Coleman.
  • 2007 New Jersey Art’s Annual Fine Arts, Oceanville, New Jersey.
  • 2006 Erdman Gallery Princeton Theological Center. One Woman Show. ‘Urban Abstractions.’
  • 2006 Hunterdon Museum, purchase prize. Clinton NJ.
  • 2004 Hunterdon Museum, Clinton New Jersey ‘’The Box’’ first prize. Juror Christopher Brand Koep.
  • Federal Reserve Bank of New York Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, Juror’s Choice Award. Director Jenny Dixon.
  • Union Gallery Moscow USSR Artist’s Exchange Program TAWA.
  • Gruss Center of Visual Arts, The Lawrenceville School New Jersey One Woman Show.
  • Artworks Open juried show. Juror Alejandro Anreus. Trenton NJ.
  • National Juried Print Exhibition Juror Bryson Shahn. Clinton NJ.
  • Artworks at Trenton New Jersey. Juror Victor Davson Executive Director Aljira.
  • Princeton Art Association graphic exhibition. Juror David Finkbeiner, Award, McCarter Theater Princeton. New Jersey.
  • 1999 Urban Landscapes ETS Princeton. One Woman Show.
  • 1999 Hunterdon Members Show. Juror Alejandro Anreus.
  • 1987 Johnson & Johnson Worldwide Headquarters New Brunswick. One Woman Show. Urban Landscapes.