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Aaron Zimmerman
updated: 10/19/2009
website: aaronzeem.com/
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Cat Scratch Leader (Cyclops)
Cat Scratch Leader (Cyclops) (detail)
Exorcism
Exorcism (detail)
Itching ID
Itching ID (detail)
Bigfoot Gets to Heaven
Bigfoot Gets to Heaven (detail)
Fastbook
Fastbook (detail)
Fastbook (detail)
Blasphemers
Blasphemers (detail)
Jihadists at Blind Camp
Jihadists at Blind Camp (detail)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  fantasy, illustration, humor, kitsch, violence, cartoon, narrative, political
 
 
Cat Scratch Leader (Cyclops) by Aaron Zimmerman
Cat Scratch Leader (Cyclops)
pencil on paper
2008
11 " x  8 " 
Cat Scratch Leader (Cyclops) (detail) by Aaron Zimmerman
Cat Scratch Leader (Cyclops) (detail)
pencil on paper
2008
11" x  8" 
Exorcism by Aaron Zimmerman
Exorcism
pencil on paper
2009
11 " x  8 " 
Exorcism (detail) by Aaron Zimmerman
Exorcism (detail)
pencil on paper
2009
11 " x  8 " 
Itching ID by Aaron Zimmerman
Itching ID
pencil on paper
2008
8 " x  11 " 
Itching ID (detail) by Aaron Zimmerman
Itching ID (detail)
pencil on paper
2008
8 " x  11 " 
Bigfoot Gets to Heaven by Aaron Zimmerman
Bigfoot Gets to Heaven
pencil on paper
2009
8 " x  11 " 
Bigfoot Gets to Heaven (detail) by Aaron Zimmerman
Bigfoot Gets to Heaven (detail)
pencil on paper
2009
8" x  11" 
Fastbook by Aaron Zimmerman
Fastbook
pencil on paper
2009
11 " x  23 " 
Fastbook (detail) by Aaron Zimmerman
Fastbook (detail)
pencil on paper
2009
11" x  23" 
Fastbook (detail) by Aaron Zimmerman
Fastbook (detail)
pencil on paper
2009
11" x  23" 
Blasphemers by Aaron Zimmerman
Blasphemers
pencil on paper
2009
11 " x  8 " 
Blasphemers (detail) by Aaron Zimmerman
Blasphemers (detail)
pencil on paper
2008
11" x  8" 
Jihadists at Blind Camp by Aaron Zimmerman
Jihadists at Blind Camp
pencil on paper
2007
8 " x  11 " 
Jihadists at Blind Camp (detail) by Aaron Zimmerman
Jihadists at Blind Camp (detail)
pencil on paper
2007
8" x  11" 

Artist Statement
Using found images I create digital collages that I use as source material to generate obsessively detailed drawings and paintings. The tight pictures that result use gore, banality and sardonic wit to make observations on a haphazard assortment of personal and socio-cultural issues. Unhealthy interests in heavy metal music, cable television, fantastic illustration, leftist politics, the macabre, sick humor, and extreme religious belief feed an aesthetic as rooted in subversive transgression as it is in traditional media.

Artist Bio / CV

After being raised poor by a single mother in rural West Virginia I received a scholarship to attend The Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, OH where I graduated Cum Laude in 1997.

Subsequently I was awarded a small scholarship to attend The School of Visual Art's MFA Fine Art program in New York City. At the age of 23 I graduated Magna Cum Laude.

I have exhibited my work, most notably, at PPOW Gallery and Fuse Gallery in New York and Bucket Rider Gallery in Chicago. My performance work has been featured at The Knitting Factory New York and The Judson Church. I have lectured at The Jersey City Museum and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. My work has been written about in The San Diego Union Tribune, NYArts Magazine, The New York Sun, and The Columbus Alive.

I have taught drawing, painting, 2D and 3D design in the Visual Communications Department of The Katherine Gibbs School where I was a portfolio advisor, curator of student work for the school's gallery, and a member of the curriculum development commitee.

Formerly a contributing writer for NYArts Magazine, I am now editor and contributing writer for crowndozen.com. Takashi Murakami, Mike Kelley, DEVO's Mark Mothersbaugh, and Ian MacKaye of Fugazi are but a few of the artists I have had the privilege of working with in the world of wordcraft.

I currently live in Manhattan and work as a freelance art handler. I am the head preparator at PPOW Gallery and The Drawing Center, and count many other museums and galleries among my clients.