Artist-talk: Jim Zimpel and Matt King (USA)

project presentation

21.06.2014, 17:00-19:00 Saturday

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Program: [Art residence]

NCCA North-Western Branch
with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation

June 21, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Artist-talk: Jim Zimpel and Matt King (USA)

Venue: NCCA Art Residence in Kronstadt
(St.Petersburg, Kronstadt, Yakornaya square, 2B )

Jim Zimpel

Artist, sculptor, born in Saint Paul (state of Minnesota, USA). Jim Zimpel studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago and the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts (Bard College). For ten years Zimpel taught courses at Columbia College Chicago and managed the Art and Design Department’s Fabrication Facilities. Then he began to work as an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Montana State University. Zimpel exhibits nationally and internationally and has attended numerous residencies abroad. A list of his exhibitions and examples of his work can be found at

Matt King

Matt King is an American artist whose wide-ranging practice investigates retail environments to explore how desires and values are expressed in the byproducts of consumer culture. King has held solo exhibitions at Werkstatte and Massimo Audiello galleries in New York; the Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia; the Massachusetts College of Art and Design; Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, OR; and Reynolds Gallery in Richmond, VA. His works have been exhibited in group exhibitions at the US Department of State ART in Embassies program in Rome, Italy; GRIMM Gallery, Amsterdam; Art Metropol, Toronto; the Vienna Kunsthalle; the Scope Art Fair, Luhring Augustine, Stefan Stux Gallery, and Hunter College Galleries, all, New York, NY. King is the recipient of a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship, and his work is held in many notable public and private collections. Matt King lives and works in Richmond, Virginia where he is Associate Professor in the VCUarts Department of Sculpture + Extended Media and Art Foundation Program. King received his MFA from Bard College, BFA from Cooper, and also participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study program.

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