A celebrated master glass artist, Jeff Zimmerman belongs to a group of daring contemporary artists from the R&Company art gallery. His modern sculptures and functional contemporary art pieces exploit techniques of advanced glassmaking and the defining properties of glass itself, the way it hovers between liquid and solid states, its reflectivity, and tactile qualities, its habit of moving constantly while still molten.
Jeff Zimmerman‘s signature organic shapes are intensely colorful but soft, mysterious but welcoming, disquieting yet familiar. Drawn formally from nature, they result from the dramatic pushing, pulling, dripping and spinning actions through which they took shape, processes that the modern artist exploits to suggest the mutability of the worlds around us and within us.
The way his work hovers between liquid and solid states, its reflectivity and tactile qualities, its habit of moving constantly while still molten, evokes a dimension of experience where things are happening that we can feel but not necessarily define.
Jeff Zimmerman has exhibited at art galleries and institutions internationally, including Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, Emmanuel Perrotin Gallery, Paris, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the American Crafts Museum. In 2011 he completed commissions for the Hyundai Capital headquarters in Seoul, Korea, and Irvine, California. His work is in the permanent collections of The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, and the Boghossian Foundation, Belgium, as well as private collections worldwide. Zimmerman currently lives and works in New York.