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Evie Zimmer

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Birthplace
Jersey City, NJ

Lives in
Cleveland, Ohio (USA)

Works in
Cleveland, Ohio (USA)

Website

Schools
Cleveland State University University, 2008, BA

Tags
abstract, modern, pop, energy, psychedelic, op-art

Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
Dec, 2014 Evie Zimmer at Spectrum Miami Dec 3-7, 2014
Spectrum Miami Art Fair
 
Statement

I have always been an artist.  I think it was something I was born with.  Art is what I think about most of the time.  When I paint I feel connected with the painting.  My energy becomes the painting’s energy.  As the image develops, the painting’s energy becomes mine.  Creating my art is a somewhat spiritual process.

Color inspires me.  It can say things that words cannot even begin to say.  Color can express just about any emotion, and different color combinations evoke different moods.  All paintings at a basic level are arrangements of color.

Oil paint is my preferred medium.  I like the vibrancy and versatility of oil.  I can make smooth edges, subtle gradations, transparent glazes, and a variety of textures.  I also like the natural feel of oil paint and the smoothness of application.

My current series of abstract paintings is based on the idea that art has energy; energy to move, to heal, and to transform.  I create a place not only for the eyes to wander but also the spirit; to cause daydreams, to evoke passions, or to meditate.  I believe that all art is an extension of the artist’s spirit and bridges the creative mind to the more structured material world.

Bio

Evie Zimmer is an American artist currently experimenting with the connection between the spiritual world and the artist's world. Her vibrant oil paintings carry the viewer through waves and vortices in meditative mazes of color.  Evie believes art has the power to heal and transform, and she paints with that intention.

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EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, Summa cum Laude, December 2008, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH

Associate of Arts, Magna cum Laude, June 2006, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, OH

       

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

Jan 2013 – Present     Adjunct Faculty, Cuyahoga Community College – Eastern Campus

                                     Highland Hills, Ohio (Color Theory, Visual Design)

Feb 2009 – Dec 2012  Substitute Teacher (K-12), Mayfield City Schools

Mayfield Village, Ohio (Art Department)

Jan 2008 – Dec 2008   Student Teacher (K-12), Mayfield City School District

Mayfield Village, OH (Art Foundation, Advanced Art, Ceramics,

 AP Art History, and General K-8 Art Classes)

Upcoming Exhibits

 

Sept 9 - 29 2014         The NewNow – Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

                                    Showing at Cuyahoga Community College Gallery East

                                    Highland Hills, Ohio

Nov 29, 2014              Book Publication:  “Present Tense, Contemporary Art in Ohio,

A Juried Exhibition in Print” to be published November of 2014.

                                    One painting on my own, “Vibe”, and one collaborative

                                    painting with Loren Naji, “Brain Storm”, will be included

Dec 3-7, 2014             SPECTRUM Miami 2014 Juried Art Fair, Booth #s818

                                    Miami, Florida

Solo Exhibits

June 2014                   The Cleveland Art Scene Virtual Gallery, http://najiartscene.com/

                                    Online Exhibit via The Scene Magazine, Cleveland, Ohio

Mar.23 – Apr.14, 2013  Featured Artist, Artistic Muse Gallery

Lakeshore Blvd, Collinwood, Ohio

Oct 27 – Dec 2, 2012   Solo Exhibit:  Abstract Spiritualism

                                      Negative Space Gallery @ Asian Town Center

                                      Cleveland, Ohio                                             

Group Exhibits

Jul 27-  Sep. 7, 2014  The Butler Institute of American Art

                                    78th National Midyear Exhibition, Youngstown, Ohio

July 25, 2014               Y3CAN Benefit Silent Auction

                                    Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, Ohio

May 16- Jul.18, 2014  5th Annual May Show at Lakeland Juried Exhibition

                                    Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, Ohio        

Dec 13, 2013 - Jan 3, 2014 Day-Glo 2: Show Your Colors

                                    Doubting Thomas Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio                                    

Dec 3, 2013 - Jan 17, 2014 Cuyahoga Community College Faculty Show

                                     Gallery East, Highland Hills, Ohio               

Nov 15, 2013 – Jan 17, 2014 The Wasmer Gallery Winter Invitational at Ursuline College

                                     Pepper Pike, Ohio                                          

Sept 20-22, 2013          Ingenuity Fest 2013, Featured Artist with Kokoon Arts Gallery  

                                      Cleveland Lakefront, Cleveland, Ohio                     

Aug 2, 2013                 50/50 Show, smARTspace at 78th Street Studios, Cleveland, Ohio         

Jul 19 – Aug 16, 2013  Inspired by Nature, Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

                                    1834 East 123rd St, Cleveland, Ohio             

Jun 29 – Jul 5              Cleveland vs. Pittsburgh Battle of the Rust Belt Artists

                                    Key Bank Bldg., Waterloo Rd, Collinwood, Ohio

Jun  - Jul 2013            Artslant 5th 2013 Showcase Winner Online Publication

http://www.artslant.com/global/arti...                                                                              

Jun.7–30, 2013          Arts Collinwood Members’ Show, Collinwood, OH                                  

May 17 – Sept 14, 2013  Spirit & Matter, Kokoon Arts Gallery          

                               1305 West 80th Street, Cleveland, Ohio

Apr.– May 2013     Artslant 3rd 2013 Showcase Winner Online Publication

http://www.artslant.com/ew/showcase...                                                                              

Jun 7, 2013           Walk-all-over-Waterloo Pop-Up Show and Open Studio           

May 3, 2013          First Fridays

Apr 5, 2013          15318 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, Ohio

Mar 1, 2013   

Feb 4 – 16, 2013  Waterloo Studios and Gallery Pop-Up Show

                             15318 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, Ohio                       

Nov 10 – Dec 29, 2012  7th Annual Ohio Online Visual Art Registry Juried Art Show

                                      The Ohio Arts Council at The Columbus Metropolitan Library’s

                                      Carnegie Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

Oct 12 – Nov 2, 2012    Bay Arts 50th Annual Juried Exhibition, Sullivan Family Gallery

                                      Bay Village, Ohio

Aug 11 – Oct 6, 2012 48th TAG Annual Juried Show, Trumbull Art Gallery, Warren, Ohio             

Aug 11 – Oct 6, 2012   Trumbull Memorial Hospital Gallery, Warren, Ohio

Aug 3 – Aug 24, 2012  Tall Walls Exhibit, Loren Naji Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

June 8 – July 3, 2012   Arts Collinwood Members’ Show, Collinwood, Ohio

May 18 – July 20, 2012 The 3rd Annual May Show, Lakeland Community College Gallery

                                                Kirtland, Ohio

COLLECTIONS/HOLDINGS

Personal Collection, John Saile – Cleveland, Ohio

                                    1 painting:  “Sweet Pea”, purchased July 2014

Personal Collection, Rondo Calrissian – Cleveland, Ohio

                                    1 painting:   “Lluvia de Primavera”, purchased August 2013

Personal Collection, Hal Lewis - Fonvielle, Lewis, Foote & Messer

                        Tallahassee, Florida – 2 paintings:  “Flux”, purchased April 2013

                         “Into Indigo”, purchased June 2013                                                                    

Kokoon Arts Gallery, West 78th St., Cleveland, Ohio – Currently holding 3 paintings in gallery

                        collection/exhibit: “Joule”, “Night Music”, and “Wraith”, Sept 2013-present

                        Gallery representation since May 2013

Coffee Proper at The Beck Center, Detroit Rd, Lakewood, Ohio – Three paintings on exhibit

 Jan 2014 through June 2014:  “Awakening”, “The Big Spin”, and “Overflow”

Negative Space Gallery, Asian Town Center, Cleveland, Ohio –  One painting in gallery

                        collection on exhibit Oct 2013 - Sept 2014: “Clarity”

PUBLICATIONS

ARTiculAction Art Review, June 2014 Special Issue, pages 56-67, 11 images and interview

Published online at:  http://issuu.com/articulaction/docs/articulaction_art_review_june_2014_

Catapult Art Mag, 743 East Broadway, Suite 215, Louisville, Kentucky 40202

Issue #28, March 2014, pages 174/175, 2 painting:  “Cherry Bomb” and “Flux”

52 Weeks 52Works 2014 Desk Calendar, Notes Section

Academy Graphic Communication, 1000 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44109

 

GRANTS/AWARDS

Aug 18, 2014      Artslant 5th 2014 Showcase Winner – “Bloom”

            http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/325010-evie-zimmer?tab=AWARDS

Jul 6, 2014         Artslant 4th 2014 Showcase Winner – “Dragon Flower”

            http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/325010-evie-zimmer?tab=AWARDS

Mar 2014          Cleveland Arts Prize Nominee

Mar 20, 2014     Artavita, 9th Art Contest, Honorable Mention for

                        “The Big Spin” artavita.com

Jun17, 2013        Artslant 5th 2013 Showcase Winner – “Into Indigo”

                        http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/325010-evie-zimmer?tab=AWARDS

Apr.22, 2013        Artslant 3rd 2013 Showcase Winner – “Flux”          

                        http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/325010-evie-zimmer?tab=AWARDS

Feb – Jun. 2013    Studio Residency. Project Pop-Up Galleries

Waterloo Studios, Collinwood, Ohio

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Cleveland Museum of Art:  Member since 2006

Ohio Art League, Member since April 2014

Participation in the Painted Rain Barrel Project, Cleveland, Ohio, March 2014    

Currently hold K-12 Ohio Visual Arts Teaching License    

Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry – Member since 2012

Cleveland West Art League, Cleveland, OH – Member since 2012

Arts Collinwood, Collinwood, OH- Member since 2012

2008 Ohio Art Education Association Conference, Toledo, Ohio

(Presentation of Art Lesson Plan on Polymer Clay Caning)            

Ohio Art Education Association:  Member since 2007

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Spectrum Miami Art Fair
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