Artist Profile

Kathleen Zimmerman

Medium: Serigraphs

Description:  Symbolic and surreal drawings, prints and sculpture

"My love affair with form is evident in all of my work. This passion was appreciated throughout school eventually earning me artistic merit scholarships as well as academic grants from the University of Hartford Art School in West Hartford, Connecticut. There I received my fine arts degree in studio art concentrating in sculpture and printmaking. Since then I have become an elected member of the National Association of Women Artists in NYC, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts and Connecticut Women Artists. I have had solo exhibitions at the University of Connecticut's Alexey von Schlippe Gallery, Kehler Liddell Gallery in New Haven and at the Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center, which was sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, State of Connecticut's Office of the Arts and Windham Arts. My work has been juried into international, national and regional group exhibitions. I have won awards at New Britain Museum of American Art, Mystic Museum of Art, University of Connecticut's Jorgenson Gallery and Guilford Art Center's Mill Gallery exhibitions. I received a public commission for a life-sized cast bronze sculpture titled Melody that was placed in the renowned Benson Sculpture Garden in Loveland, Colorado and a full range of my serigraphs are in the collections of the master printers at Modern Multiples in Los Angeles, California. Just recently, I was chosen as one of thirty-two artists from across the nation thought will lead the way in this new millennium in an exhibit titled: Taos Art Insurgency: The New Protagonists. This visionary exhibition was located in Taos, New Mexico, a major artist’s colony that has been at the forefront of most of the major modern art movements initiated within the last 120 years." "My art is the way I explore ideas concerning both day-to-day life as well as more profound ideas surrounding relationships, stages of life and culture. It is a meditative practice of sorts that helps me stop and think about issues that are of interest to me. The act of creating forces me to slow down and think through an idea. As I work I find layers of meaning, both intentional and unintentional, become apparent filling me with delight and wonder. I create my work in series’, such as Cosmic Cow, Dance, East West and Space, so I can fully investigate each subject. The size of the series is determined by what I need to think through and what holds my interest. Over the years I have developed a personal visual language that uses symbolism and surrealism to transform my subject matter into archetypal images giving my work a mythical quality filled with layers of meaning."

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