Zagny OD is a Hong Kong-born and raised artist. She was living in Tel Aviv before her most recent move to Cambridge, MA.
From a young age Zagny has worked primarily in pen and pencil in monochrome—going in an entirely different direction from, but heavily influenced by, her mother’s colorful paintings. She obtained her Bachelor of Design from Shenkar College with a focus on illustration. Her formal studies and their academic aloofness drew Zagny towards pure creating and expression. As a result of her big-city upbringing and surroundings, studies, and their consequence, her art draws heavily on nature—on things that exist largely outside the conceptualized and man-made world of humans, and this is one reason why she focuses on that in her art. Her work is a subtle warping of what we purport to know—with everyone in the world declaring to know what is Real, Zagny OD creates art that distorts the familiar through juxtaposition of what we think we know. Her art is a story and is an expression of nature and humanity, being human, how these things live together and often fight one another. Zagny works as an illustrator and until recently has taken part in several group art shows and collaborative art projects in Tel Aviv until her recent relocation.