Mixed Media Artwork
About The Artist
Since 1998, Mark Zimmermann has exhibited his paintings in fifteen solo shows and numerous group exhibitions nationally and internationally; including shows in the Riverside Art Museum, Watchung Arts Center and Idyllwild Arts Academy. In 2000, he became the first American artist to be featured by a commercial gallery in Sofia, Bulgaria. Later, in 2009, he was commissioned to create of series of paintings for the VIP Lounge at the Palazzo Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas.
“To my way of thinking, painting, at its base level, is a physical act. My hope is that my work reflects that reality. As an artist, I’m inspired by the life I’ve lived and the life that goes on around me— literature, travel, architecture and the natural world all play a part. I feel my paintings exist as totems to both the urban and pastoral; the contemporary and the historical. I strive to create paintings that have been “lived in”—labored over and thought out through a hard won practice. My ideal is a painting that is vigorous, meditative and rugged..”
Zimmermann’s paintings are based on stoic, meditative fields, and an architectonic structure of horizontal and vertical elements. In discussing this work, the editor and writer, Larry Qualls noted, “…a majestic landscape narrative… they illuminate the nature of painting itself. In a sense what these paintings do is bring a synthesis of the conceptual and the realistic; it is as if there is the conflux of two grand traditions: the purely abstract and the purely objective.”
Encino, CA & New York City, NY
Selected Private and Public Collections
The Palazzo Hotel and Resort Casino Las Vegas, NV
Marriot Marquis Schomberg, IL RAJ Productions Encino, CA
Magnolia Media Group Fort Worth, TX
Hermann and Ruth Bachofner Beverly Hills, CA
Earl McGrath NYC, NY
Robert Kingston Altadena, CA
Andrew Miller NYC, NY IWASH Corp. NYC, NY
The Alex Couwenberg and Andi Campognone Collection Pomona, CALars and Jeanie Neuborg NYC, NY
Cristoff Koon Hollywood, CA Bruno Thierry NYC, NY
Bjorn Ressle NYC, NY
Sarah Hall Atlanta, GA
Simeon and Gabriela Iliev NYC, NY
Inna Nicholova Sofia, Bulgaria Victor and Ivanna Kalvacheva San Francisco, CA
Select Solo & 2-Person Exhibitions Exhibitions
2011 210 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Selected artist, 2 man show, Paia Contemporary Gallery, Maui, HI
2010 Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, DC
2009 Roger Ramsay Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009 U Performance and Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
2009 The Palazzo Tower, Las Vegas, NV
2005 Watchung Arts Center, Watchung, NJ
2005 POST, Los Angeles, CA
2002 L.I.C.K. Ltd. Fine Art, Long Island City, NY
2001 Hotel Prealpina, Chexbres, Switzerland
2001 Galerie Viking, Sofia, Bulgaria
2001 L.I.C.K. Ltd. Fine Art, Long Island City, NY
2000 Galerie Melon, Sofia, Bulgaria
200 Galerie Expressions-Lagrouni, Geneva, Switzerland
Select Group Exhibitions
2010 San Francisco Fine Art Fair (Andi Campognone Projects), San Francisco, CA
2010 The Winter Salon Curated by Bjorn Ressle Art Projects, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY
2010 Summer Salon, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, Bridgehampton, NY
2010 Red Dot Art Fair (Andi Campognone Projects), Skyline Studios, New York, NY
2009 The New Irascibles, Andi Campognone Projects, Pomona, CA
2008 The Winter Salon: Works on Paper, Bjorn Ressle Gallery, New York, NY
2007 Out of Line, University Art Gallery, California State Uni-Stanislaus, Turlock, CA
2007 Strata, Lemmons Contemporary, New York, NY
2007 Pink, Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA
2006 Off the Wall, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
2006 Out of Line, Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA
2005 A Common Thread, SoHo Myriad Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2005 Out of Line, La Sierra University, Riverside, CA
2005 Abstract Los Angeles, Visual Arts Center, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA
2005 Monothon 11, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA(cont.)
2004 Luster, Gensler Design Center, San Francisco, CA
2004 10th Annual Holiday Show, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2004 Abstract Los Angeles, Soho Myriad Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2004 Dialogue Abstract: Recent Paintings and Drawings, SPACE, New York, NY
2004 Continental Divide: LA/NYC, Planet Thailand, Brooklyn, NY
2003 9th Annual Holiday Show, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2003 Postcards from the Edge, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY
2003 The Price Is Right, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
2003 No Chaser: Straight Ahead Abstract
2003 Painting, POST, Los Angeles, CA
2003 Theories: Abstract New York, Roger Ramsay Gallery, Chicago, IL
2003 Theories: Abstract New York, L.I.C.K. Ltd. Fine Art, Long Island City, NY
2002 8th Annual Holiday Group Show, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2002 15, L.I.C.K. Ltd. Fine Art, Long Island City,
2002 Conspiracy II: New Paintings, L.I.C.K. Ltd. Fine Art, Long Island City, NY
2001 7th Annual Holiday Group Show, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2001 Conspiracy, L.I.C.K. Ltd. Fine Art, Long Island City, NY
2000 Significant Pursuits: Paint and Geometry, Smack Mellon Studios, Brooklyn, NY
2000 Union Exhibition, Galerie Shipka 6, Sofia, Bulgaria
2000 Common Language, Markham-Murray Gallery, New York, NY
2000 Sisyphus Rising, Limelight Gallery, New York, NY
2000 Paint Club, Markham-Murray Gallery, New York, NY
1999 Perimeters, L.I.C.K. Ltd. Fine Art, Long Island City, NY
1999 New York Undiscovered, Markham-Murray Gallery, New York, NY
1998 NY Art Exchange (Abraham Lubelski Gallery), 2 Broadway, New York, NY
1998 Lectures/Visiting Artist2005: Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA
Lectures, Visiting Artists
2005 Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA
2000 The China Club, New York, NY
2000 Galerie Viking, Sofia, Bulgaria
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