Welcome listeners to 5 Questions: A Critical Mass for the Visual Arts Podcast in which we ask 5 questions of our interviewees aimed at positioning and contextualizing their respective bodies of work within the St. Louis artworld. This episode, we’re talking with Steph Zimmerman!
Steph Zimmerman is a multi-media artist blending text, design, sculpture and photography in her installation-based art. Zimmerman focuses on repetitive, often data driven themes to translate information into alternate forms of communication, such as converting personal texts into music and spatial coordinates or creating marketing materials for a satirical business to cover-over world atrocities. Her sculpture work often employs found objects in a minimalist style rich in texture and her skills as a writer often play a role in the visual narratives that she creates. Zimmerman has a BFA in Digital Media and Photography from Washington University in St. Louis. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, and has attended residencies at The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, Arteles Creative Center, Haukijärvi, Finland, and Paul Artspace, Florissant, Missouri.
5 Questions is a program by Critical Mass for the Visual Arts – a nonprofit, self-formed visual arts collaborative dedicated to promoting, enhancing and initiating contemporary visual art in the St. Louis region.
With Steph Zimmerman and Joe Kohlburn
Producer- Brett Williams
Editor- Sarah Hammond