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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, 2008, BA

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

Statement

Statement

I have always been an artist.  As early as I can remember I have been drawing and painting.  It was a comfort during a difficult childhood and my quiet meditation now.  My early work focused on portraits of loved ones and gradually evolved into colorful abstracted faces.  From that, my work matured into a visual expression of the non-visual; music, energy, thoughts, and emotion.

Although I have experimented with many mediums, I prefer the vibrancy and versatility of oil paint.  It allows me to make smooth gradations as well as hard edges.  Scale is also very important.  I believe the large size of my paintings allows the viewer to feel enveloped by the work.

I am very meticulous and meditative in my process.  Similar to the creation of sand mandalas by the Buddhists, I express my gratitude and sincere appreciation for life and love while I work.  New ideas blossom from this reactionary process where I try to balance the polarity of nature and the human experience; often combining geometric patterns with organic shapes and cool colors with warm.

My influences are simple, Op Art.  I love it.  Although I adore all forms of art, I always find myself standing in front of a Vasarely or an Anuszkiewicz painting much longer than any other.  The vivid colors, intricate designs, and visual energy are mesmerizing.

Bio

Evie Zimmer is an American artist.  Her vibrant abstract paintings are a "strange loop" of process and product. They radiate an inherent energy field not unlike traditional mandalas. The acidic colors transform into soothing pastels; and the geometric patterns melt into exotically organic shapes.

CV

EDUCATION

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

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

TEACHING/WORK EXPERIENCE                    

2013 – Present      Adjunct Faculty, Cuyahoga Community College, Art Department

2011 – Present     Self-employed Fine Artist, Shore Cultural Ctr, Euclid, Ohio

2009 - 2012         Mayfield City Schools

EXHIBITION RECORD

Features and Solo Exhibits

October 2015              Featured Artist, LED Baltimore, Digital Billboard, MD

August 7 - 17, 2015    Art Goes Electronic, Painting "Joule" Digital Billboard Display at

                                    the Key Club Bldg, 9039 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA

March – April 2015    Historic & Contemporary Women Artitsts – Featured Artist

                                    Kokoon Arts Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

December 2014          SPECTRUM Miami 2014 Juried Art Fair, Solo Artist

                                    Booth #s818, Miami, Florida

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

                                    Online Exhibit via The Scene Magazine, Cleveland, Ohio

September 2013          Ingenuity Fest 2013 Featured Artist (with Kokoon Arts Gallery) 

                                    Cleveland Lakefront, Cleveland, Ohio                     

 2013    Featured Artist, Artistic Muse Gallery, Collinwood, Ohio                    

Oct - Dec 2012           Solo Exhibit:  Abstract Spiritualism

                                    Negative Space Gallery @ Asian Town Center, Cleveland, Ohio

Group Exhibits

January 2016            Conception Contemporary Art Show, New York City

Dec 2015 -               Cuyahoga Community College Faculty Show

    Feb 2016              Gallery West, Parma, Ohio

Dec 2015                  Dayglo IV, Waterloo Arts Gallery, Collinwood, Ohio

Dec 2015                  Fusion Art, "Elemental", Online Exhibit, http://fusionartps.com/

Nov 2015                 Canton Arts District All-Star Exhibit, Canton Art Museum, Ohio

Nov 2015                 Fusion Art, "Colorful Abstractions", Online Exhibit

                                 http://fusionartps.com/

Sept - Oct 2015        Ohio Art League Fall Juried Exhibition

                                  Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

July - Aug 2015        51st TAG Annual Juried Exhibit, Trumbull Art Gallery, Warren, Ohio

July -  Aug 2015       The Ohio State Fair Art Expo, Columbus, Ohio

June - July 2015       Waterloo Arts National Juried Exhibition, Collinwood, Ohio

May - June 2015      70th Annual May Show, Mansfield Art Center, Mansfield, Ohio

March - April 2015  Ohio Art League’s Spring Juried Exhibit, Schnormeier Gallery at

                                  Mount Vernon Nazarene University,  Mount Vernon, Ohio

March 2015              From Woman VIII:  Celebrating Women’s History Month

                                  Lakeland Community College Gallery, Kirtland, Ohio

Feb - April 2015       Cleveland Creates at ARTneo, Cleveland, Ohio

Oct 2014 -                 Ohio Art League Fall Juried Exhibition

   Jan 2015                Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington, Ohio

Dec  2014                 Dayglo 3, Doubting Thomas Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

Sept 2014                 The NewNow – Artists Archives of the Western Reserve show at

                                 Cuyahoga Community College Gallery East, Highland Hills, Ohio

July - Sept 2014       The Butler Institute of American Art

                                 78th National Midyear Exhibition, Youngstown, Ohio

July 25, 2014            Y3CAN Benefit Silent Auction, Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, Ohio

June - July 2014       Waterloo Arts Members’ Show, Collinwood, Ohio

May - July 2014       5th Annual May Show at Lakeland Juried Exhibition,

                                 Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, Ohio        

2013/2014            DayGlo II: Show Your Colors, Doubting Thomas Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

2013/2014            Cuyahoga Community College Faculty Show, Highland Hills, Ohio           

2013/2014            The Wasmer Gallery Winter Invitational at Ursuline College

                              Pepper Pike, Ohio                                          

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

2013                 Inspired by Nature, Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio

2013                Cleveland vs. Pittsburgh Battle of the Rust Belt Artists, Key Bank Bldg., Ohio

2013                Arts Collinwood Members’ Show, Collinwood, Ohio                                        

2013                Spirit & Matter, Kokoon Arts Gallery,  Cleveland, Ohio

2013                Waterloo Studios and Gallery Pop-Up Show, Cleveland, Ohio       

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

2012                Bay Arts 50th Annual Juried Exhibit, Sullivan Gallery, Bay Village, Ohio

2012               48th TAG Annual Juried Show, Trumbull Art Gallery, Warren, Ohio  

2012               Trumbull Memorial Hospital Gallery, Warren, Ohio

2012               Tall Walls Exhibit, Loren Naji Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

2012               Arts Collinwood Members’ Show, Collinwood, Ohio

2012               The 3rd Annual May Show, Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, Ohio

Exhibitions Juried

March 2015                Notre Dame College All Student Show, South Euclid, Ohio

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS

Fusion Arts, Palm Springs, CA - Representation since December 2015

Hayley Gallery, New Albany, Ohio - Representation since October 2015

Kokoon Arts Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio - Representation since May 2013

PUBLICATIONS                                                                                      

Les Femmes Folles; Women in Art, Interview & Images Published on January 10, 2016

            http://femmesfollesnebraska.tumblr.com/post/137046046797/evie-zimmer-artist

The ArtBO - Where Art Gets Personal, Published December 29, 2015

            http://www.theartbo.com/all-stories/2015/12/18/abstract-spirituality-by-evie-zimmer

52 Weeks 52 Works 2016 Desk Calendar, Notes Section, "Bloom",

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

Women in Art 278 Magazine, July 2015 Issue IV, Volume II, pages 18-19,

                        Published by Girona Consulting, Port Saint Lucie, FL

Art Reveal Magazine, Issue no. 4, May 19, 2015, pages 62-67

                        http://issuu.com/artrevealmagazine/docs/no_4/62

“My Favorite Work of Art”, Artsy Shark, website article, May 12, 2015

                        http://www.artsyshark.com/2015/05/12/my-favorite-work-of-art/

52 Weeks 52 Works 2015 Desk Calendar, “Cherry Bomb”, Week 36

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

Spectrum Miami 2014 Online Ad Campaign, “The Big Spin” used as cover art for

ticket sales website, November 2014

            http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=bdb44bc8cbd3f177b92cd2403&id=8375b7bb3c

 

“Present Tense: Contemporary Art in Ohio, A Juried Exhibition in Print”

Book Launch November 29, 2014:  One painting on my own, “Vibe”,

and one collaborative painting with artist Loren Naji, “Brain Storm”, are included.

ArtSlant – Featured in Weekly Watchlist Column as an Artist to Watch. August 25, 2014

                        http://www.artslant.com/ew/articles/show/40521

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, “Into Indigo”,

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

Recent Exhibits

Evie Zimmer participated in these exhibits:

Jan, 2016 Conception Art Show
52 Walker Street, New York City
 
Dec, 2014 Evie Zimmer at Spectrum Miami Dec 3-7, 2014
Spectrum Miami Art Fair
 
1st 2016 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Entry

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Evie Zimmer Raspberry Cocoa

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