Seth Zimiles has been working as an artist in New York City and the surrounding area since the early 1990’s. He has had numerous group and solo shows of his work in Manhattan and in galleries throughout the Northeast.

Seth’s compositions derive from his own poetic imagery, as well as an interest in exploring the expressive possibilities of different materials. Opposites can play against each other, such as a hard metal that appears organic and soft, or sharp forms imposing on soft forms. Whether in paint, metal, plastic, or clay, it is the immediacy of the process at which these materials react that help to give his art mutability, and adds to the ephemeral nature of his work.

Through his work Seth interprets the human experience. Personal, religious, and psychological themes permeate throughout his compositions. Figurative and non-figurative elements create a contextual landscape. His art is inspired by liquidity and impermanence. Forms are fluid, and emerge as if they have undergone the effects of natural occurrences. Seth’s intent is for these works to arrest time, and appear as if they have been stopped while pursuing a perpetual course of action, in the same way a photograph will capture a fleeting moment or emotion.

 

Seth Zimiles Curriculum Vita

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts in Fine Art New York, NY
The New York Studio School August 1996 – May 1998
• Full time Curriculum with a focus on drawing, painting and sculpture

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art and Art History Purchase, NY
Purchase College August 1991 – May 1995
• Major with a focus on sculpture
• Honor Roll and Distinction

ARTISTIC TRAINING

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART New York, NY
Departmental Collections Care Technician May 2012 – Present
• Care and handling of art objects
• Gallery design and installation
• Custom mount design and faux painting

ASSISTANT TO ARTIST, RONA PONDICK New York, NY
Artist (Freelance) August 2011- May 2012
• Modeling, mold making and casting
• Fabrication of large scale sculpture
• Crating and lighting design

PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART Philadelphia, PA
Museum Technician December 2000 – June 2002
• Handling of objects and artifacts
• Gallery installation
• General gallery care and maintenance

ASSISTANT TO ARTIST, ERIC JEAN MARIE New York, NY
Artist (Freelance) September 1995 – June 1996
• Fabrication of large scale sculpture
• Welding, forging, metal work
• Painting and detailing

PURCHASE COLLEGE Purchase, NY
Teaching Assistant August 1992 – May 1995

• Studied with sculptor, Donna Dennis, environmental and installation sculpture.
• Studied engineering and on-site fabrication of welded metal construction with Minimalist sculptor, Tal Streeter.
• Assisted figurative sculptor, Phil Listengart, in all facets of bronze casting.

PUBLICATIONS

• Limner Gallery: “ Slow Art Productions “ Online Publication September 2018
• Art Slant Worldwide: “ Featured Artist “ Online Publication June, 2011
• Art Fuse: “ Orchard Windows Gallery Presents, After The Hunt “ Online Publication May, 2011
• Mid Hudson News Network: “ The Newbugh Sculpture Project “ August, 2004

EXHIBITIONS

• Group Show: “ Strange Figurations“ Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY 2018
• Group Show: “ Wide Open 7 Brooklyn Arts Council “ Brooklyn, NY 2016
• Group Show: “ The Metropolitan Museum of Art Staff Show “ New York, NY 2014
• Group Show: “ Double Decker Salon Show ” The Greenpoint Gallery, New York, NY 2012
• Group Show: “ Backlash”, SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery” New York, NY, 2012
• Solo Exhibition: “ After The Hunt, Orchard Windows Gallery “ New York, NY 2011
• Group show: “ Drawing The Figure” Unison Center For The Arts, New Paltz, NY 2009
• Group Show: “ Out Door Sculpture Show “ Unison Center For The Arts, New Paltz, NY 2008
• Solo Exhibition:“ The Erick Hawkins Dance Company at Lincoln Center “ New York, NY 2005
• Group Show: “ Blue Art Exhibition “ Collaborative Concepts Gallery, Beacon, NY 2006
• Group Show: “ The Newburgh Sculpture Project “, Newburgh, NY 2004
• Group Show: “ Dia Beacon “ The Howland Art Center, Beacon, NY 2004
• Group Show: “ World Trade Center Site, Memorial Competition “, New York, NY 2003
• Group Show: “ The Metropolitan Museum of Art Staff Show “ New York, NY 2000
• Group Show: “ Emerging Artists, Juried Show ABC No Rio “ NYSCA, New York, NY 1999
• Group Show: “ The Metropolitan Museum of Art Staff Show “ New York, NY 1999
• Group Show: “ Juried Show “ The Provincetown Art Association, Provincetown, MA 1998
• Group Show: “ The Figure In Motion “ The New York Studio School, New York, NY 1997
• Group Show: “ Annual Juried Show “ Organization For Independent Artists, New York, NY 1995
• Group Show: “ Senior Thesis Show Neuberger Museum “ Purchase College, Purchase, NY 1995

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

• Photography
• Sculpture
• Casting
• Adobe Photoshop
• Metal Working

Seth Zimiles 149 East 23rd Street, New York NY 10010 (917) 617-9351 sethzimiles@gmail.com www.sethzimiles.com