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Elyn Zimmerman, American artist. National Endowment for Arts grantee, 1976, 80, 83, Creative Artist Public Service grantee, 1980; National Education Association and Japan-United States Friendship Commission fellow, 1982. Member Creative Time, Inc. (board directors 1984-1990).

Background

Zimmerman, Elyn was born on December 16, 1945 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Louis B. and Sylvia (Snyder) Zimmerman.

Education

Daughter of Louis B. and Sylvia (Snyder) Z.;m. Kirk Varnedoe, October 8, 1983. Bachelor in Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles, 1968, Master of Fine Arts inPainting, 1972.

One-woman shows include U. Art Museum, Berkeley, California, 1974, Process Status 1, Long Island City, New York, 1977, Museum Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1979, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York, 1982, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, 1985, Wave Hill, Riverside, New York, Contemporary Art Museum U. South Florida, Tampa, 1991, Gagosian Gallery, New York City, 1993, 96, 98. Exhibited in group shows at Whitney Museum American Art, New York City, 1975, Biennale ofSydney, Australia, 1976, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1979, San Diego Museum Art, 1980, Venice Biennale, United States of America Pavillion, Italy, 1980, Museum Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1981, Newport Harbor Art Museum, California, 1982, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, 1983, San Francisco Museum Modern Art, 1985, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York City, 1996, Georgia County Museum Art, 1996, Addison Gallery, Andover, Massachusetts, 1998, Marlborough Gallery, New York City, 1998. Sculpture commissions include: National Geographic Society, Washington, O'Hare International Center, Rosemont, Illinois Dade County Justice Center, Miami, Florida, Moffit Research Center U. South Florida, Tampa, Market Plz.

San Francisco, California, Birmingham Museum of Art, American Telephone & Telegraph Company Headquarters, New Jersey, World Trade Center Memorial, New York City Maryland. National Endowment for the Arts grant, 1976, 80, 83, Creative Artist Public Svc. grant, 1980. National Education Association and Japan-United States Friendship Commission fellow, 1982.

Career

Appointed member Commission Fine Arts, 2003.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include University Art Museum, Berkeley, California, 1974, P.S. 1, Long Island City, New York, 1977, Museum Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1979, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York, 1982, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, 1984, Wave Hill, Riverside, New York, Contemporary Art Museum University South Florida, Tampa, 1991, Gagosian Gallery, New York City, 1993, 96, 98, 2001, 03, 04. Exhibited in group shows at Whitney Museum American Art, New York City, 1975, Biennale of Sydney, Australia, 1976, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1979, San Diego Museum Art, 1980, Venice Biennale, United States of America Pavillion, Italy, 1980, Museum Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1981, Newport Harbor Art Museum, California, 1982, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, 1983, San Francisco Museum Modern Art, 1984, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York City, 1996, Los Angeles County Museum Art, 1996, Addison Gallery, Andover, Massachusetts, 1998, Marlborough Gallery, New York City, 1998, Chesterwood, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Montclair Museum, New Jersey, 1999, Center for Photography, Woodstock, New York, Witherspoon Gallery Durham, North Carolina, 2002. Public sculpture commissions include National Geographic Society, Washington, O'Hare International Center, Rosemont, Illinois, Dade County Justice Center, Miami, Florida, Moffit Research Center/U. South Florida, Tampa, Market Plz.

      , San Francisco, Birmingham Museum Art, Alabama, American Telephone & Telegraph Company Headquarters, New Jersey, World Trade Center Memorial, New York City, Olympic Park, Beijing, Cavala Park, New York City.

Membership

Member Creative Time, Inc. (board directors 1984-1990).

Connections

Married Kirk Varnedoe, October 8, 1983.

father:
Louis B. Zimmerman

mother:
Sylvia (Snyder) Zimmerman

spouse:
Kirk Varnedoe