Jacob Zurilla is a painter and mixed media artist living and working in the Hudson Valley of New York state. Born in Charlottesville, VA, Jacob has resided in New York state for over thirty years, having had a studio in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn for the last decade. Jacob holds a BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and received his MFA in Painting from City University of New York, Brooklyn College. There he studied with Archie Rand, Vito Acconci and Jennifer McCoy. His recent work is interested in the textures of decay and the results of imposed artificial erosion combined with traditional painting technique and values.