Andrew Zimmerman


Andrew Zimmerman Biography

Andrew Zimmerman’s current body of work investigates pattern, repetition and color. He is interested in exploring and exploiting the contrasts between matte and glossy surfaces, organic and geometric shapes, saturated- and non-colors, under- and over-painting, and ultimately, painting and object. Each painting begins with a system in mind. Zimmerman takes the guesswork out of the process by dividing the painting into equal units, modular segments that eventually get filled with acrylic color. This method fragments the painting in a way that suggests pattern and rhythm, and also allows him to focus on small portions of the painting at a time. He favors opaque color and sharp edges, as seen in sign painting or architectural details.


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 Drawing Center, New York, NY, 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.