Andrew Zimmerman


Andrew Zimmerman Biography

Artist Statement

In my work I am interested exploring the intersection between painting and sculpture, art and design, the hand-made and the mass-produced. I am excited by the tension that arises from situating my work in between these categories. I would like my sculptures to create moments of unexpected discovery within a language of reconstructable forms. For much of my career, I have been exploring materials that stand outside traditional art making and address ideas of interchangeability and mass production. Most recently I’ve been utilizing automotive paint and wood, often adopting the manufacturers’ color names as the titles of my works. When fabricating my work I use hand held tools that create subtle variations in line that amplify the unique hand of the artist. In this way, I am repurposing commercial systems for singular modes of expression.

Andrew Zimmerman (b. 1968 New Brunswick, NJ) studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and Industrial Design at the California College of the Arts. In 2019, he attended the MacDowell Colony Artist Residency. He is a recipient of a 2018 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. In 1990, he was the recipient of a Skowhegan Fellowship Award. Public collections of his works include the Fidelity Investment Corporation, Boston, MA, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY and Alliance Bernstein LLP, New York, NY. Exhibition venues include the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA The Drawing Center, New York, NY, Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR, The Korn Gallery, Drew University, Madison, NJ, The RISD Biennial, (curated by Robert Storr) Exit Art, New York, NY, and Galleria Guido Carbone, Torino, Italy.