Abigail Zagotta

1.29.2024; Triptyct, 2024, oil on canvas, 36″ x 12″

3.10.2024; 10:41 a.m., 2024, oil and diamond dust on canvas, 18″ x 24″

Abigail Zagotta

[BFA] Studio Art – Painting

I make paintings of my body and the spaces where my body exists. As an athlete, body awareness and the way my body interacts with space are significant factors of my life. My figure paintings bring awareness to the body’s muscle, shape, and form that enable me to move and exist in the world. My landscape paintings depict personal spaces to me where I spend a lot of my time. I focus on the form and accuracy when depicting them and place emphasis on my favorite aspect of the landscape.


Abigail Zagotta is an undergraduate studio art major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she focuses on painting. Her exhibitions include the 2023 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition at the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery and the 2022 Elgas Promise Award Show at Richards Hall. Her awards and scholarships include the Dean’s list from 2020-2023, the 2022 Elgas Student Promise Award, and the 2020 Hixon-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship.