Seth Zimiles has been working as a sculptor 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 wax, metal, plastic, or clay, it is the immediacy of the process at which these materials react that help to give his sculpture mutability, and adds to the ephemeral nature of his work.

Through his art Seth interprets the human experience. Personal, religious, and psychological themes permeate throughout his compositions. Figurative and non-figurative elements create a contextual landscape. His sculptures are inspired by liquidity and impermanence. These 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 Page 1/2

Education

2011 Assistant to Artist/Sculptor Rona Pondick – New York, NY

1997 Assisted in the fabrication of large-scale metal sculptures for Sculptor Eric Jean-Marie – New York, NY

1996 The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture – New York, NY

1995 Bachelor of Fine Arts from Purchase College – Purchase, NY

1995 Studied with sculptor, Donna Dennis, environmental and installation sculpture – New York , NY

1994 Studied engineering and on-site fabrication with Minimalist sculptor, Tal Streeter – Purchase, NY

1994 Assisted figurative sculptor, Phil Listengart, in all facets of bronze casting – Purchase, NY

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2011 “ After The Hunt, New Works by Seth Zimiles “, Orchard Windows Gallery – New York, NY

2005 “ The Erick Hawkins Dance Company “ Featured Sculptor at Lincoln Center – New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 ” BWAC (Wide Open 7) “, National Juried Art Show with juror Beth Saundars, Curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York, NY

2015 “ The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Group Show “, curated by personal advisory committee – New York, NY

2014 “ The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Group Show “, curated by personal advisory committee – New York, NY

2012 “Double Decker Salon Show”, The Greenpoint Gallery – New York, NY

2012 “BACKLASH”, SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery – New York, NY

2009Drawing The Figure”,  Unison Center For The Arts – New Paltz, NY

2008Out Door Sculpture Show”,  Unison Center For The Arts – New Paltz, NY

2006 “ Blue Art Exhibition “ Collaborative Concepts Gallery – Beacon, NY

2004 “ The Newburgh Sculpture Project “– Newburgh, NY

2004  “ Dia Beacon “ The Howland Art Center – Beacon, NY

2000  “ The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Group Show “, curated by personal advisory committee – New York, NY

1999  “ Emerging Artists, Juried Show “ ABC No Rio, Funded by The NYSCA – New York, NY

1999  “ The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Group Show “, curated by personal advisory committee – New York, NY

1998  “ Juried Show “, The Provincetown Art Association – Provincetown, MA

1997 “ The Figure In Motion “, The New York Studio School – New York, NY

1995 “ Annual Juried Show “, Organization For Independent Artists (OIA) – New York, NY

1995 “ Senior Show “ Curated by The Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College, Purchase, NY

 

Publications (written by )

Art Fuse – Orchard Windows Gallery Presents, “After The Hunt “ Online Publication May, 2011

ArtSlant Worldwide – “ Featured Artist “ Online Publication June, 2011

Mid Hudson News Network – “ The Newbugh Sculpture Project “ August, 2004

 

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