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Murray Zimiles

 (born 1941)
Murray Zimiles is active/lives in New York.  Murray Zimiles is known for abstract printmaking, mixed-media, teaching.

Murray Zimiles

Biography from the Archives of askART

The following is from Roland Acevedo:

Murray Zimiles was born 1941 in  New York City.

1965 MFA/Painting and Printmaking, Cornell University
1963 BFA/Painting and Printmaking, University of Illinois

Additional Professional Training
1966 Atelier Clot-Bramson, Paris, France
1965 Advanced training in lithography at the École Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts, Paris, France

Professional Experience
1997 State University of New York at Purchase - Kempner Distinguished Professor
1977-on State University of New York at Purchase - Professor
1972-76 State University of New York at New Paltz - Assistant Professor
1972 Silvermine - Lacoste School or Art, Lacoste, France - Director
1972 Lehman College, City University of New York - Lecturer
1969-71 Silvermine College of Art - Chairman, Graphics Department, Assistant Professor
1968-71 Pratt Graphics Centre - Instructor
1963-65 Cornell University - Teaching Assistant

Guest Lecturer
1996 Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute, Troy, New York
1996 Sydney Jewish Museum, Sydney, Australia
1996 University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
1995 The Jewish Museum, Friedman Lecture Series, New York, NY
1994 Holocaust Memorial Museum and Educational Center, Madeira Beach, FL
1994 Rockland Center for the Arts, NY, 1994
1994 Purchase College, Jewish Studies Program, Purchase, NY
1993 Amsterdam School of the Arts, Amsterdam, Holland
1993 Suffolk Community College, Seldon, NY
1993 University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
1989, 1992 Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY
1989 National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA
SUNY, Buffalo, NY
1988 Haifa University, Haifa, Israel
1983 Aberdeen Print Studio, Aberdeen, Scotland
Duncon of Jordan Stone School of Art, Dundee, Scotland
Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
1981 Saint Martins School of Art, London, England
Chelsea School of Art, London, England
1973,75,77 Vassar College
1970 Philadelphia College of Art
Franconia College

Other Professional Experience
Guest Curator, Museum of American Folk Art to prepare an exhibition of Jewish Folk Art for the year 2000 in their new building adjacent to MOMA on 53rd St, New York City.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
1998 BMGART, Adelaide Festival, Australia
1996 Sydney Jewish Museum, Sydney, Australia
1994 Holocaust Memorial Museum and Educational Center, Madeira Beach
1993 Suffolk Community College, Selden, NY
1992 Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York, NY
1992 Stuart Levy Gallery, New York, NY
1989 National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA
1987 Hahn Gallery, Chestnut Hill, PA
1985 Vorpal Galleries, San Francisco, CA
1984 Vorpal Galleries, New York, NY
1983 Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, Scotland
1982-86 Group Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1981 Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
1980 Neuberger Museum, SUNY College at Purchase, NY
1978 Vassar College of Art Gallerym Poughkeepsie, NY
Sindin Galleries, New York, NY
1977,88 Kent School, Kent, CT
1976 Welfleet Art Gallery, MA
1974 State University of New York at New Paltz, NY
1972 Kunstnerfaorbundet Gallery, Oslo, Norway
1971 Zingale Gallery, New York, NY
1966 Central Cultural de la Cite Universitaire, Paris, France
1965 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions
1971-92 Over eighty-five group exhibitions across the United States including:
Alfred College, NY
Associated American Artists Gallery, NY
Forum Gallery, NY
Graham Gallery, NY
Group Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Hartford School of Art, CT
Idaho State University, ID
Illinois State University, IL
Kansas State University, KS
North Carolina State University, NC
Pratt Graphics Centre, National Show of Paper Objects, NY
Philadelphia College of Art, National Invitational, "Experiences in Offset Lithography" Philadelphia, PA
Princeton University, NJ
P.S. 1 "International Post Card Show", NY
Sindin Galleries, NY
Society of American Graphic Artists, NY
SUNY Gallery, Albany, NY
SUNY Gallery, Purchase, NY
University of Arizona, AZ
University of Southern California, CA
University of Tennesee, TN
Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY
Virginia Museum of Art, Richmond, VA
Wisconsin State University, WI

Brooklyn Museum, NY
First National Bank, Chicago, IL
Jewish Museum, NY
Johnson Museum, Ithaca, NY
Museum of Modern Art, NY
Museum of Modern Art, Haifa, Israel
National Collection, Washington, DC
National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA
Neuberger Museum, Purchase, PA
Rosenwald Collection, Philadelphia, PA
Royal Norwegian Government Collection, Oslo, Norway
Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
U.S.I.A. Collections

Fellowships and Grants
1995-96 New York State Council on the Arts Grant for Artists' Book Fellowship
1995-96 Museum of American Folk Art Travel Grant to Romania and the Ukraine for the Synagogue and Carousel Project
1995-96 Smart Foundation for the Synagogue and the Carousel, Jewish Folk Art project, NY
1993-94 Dorot Foundation grant for The Synagogue and The Carousel, Jewish forlk art project
1993 U.U.P. SUNY travel to collections award
1987 Visiting Artist Fellowship Program, to publish a suite of prints on the Holocaust, Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, PA
1986,88 Faculty Award, SUNY at Purchase
1980,81,91 Dutchess County Arts Council Award for a mural for the Civic Centre, Poughkeepsie, NY
1976 State University of New York Research Award, for experimentation in high relief collage, drawings, prints and cast paper
1971 Fellowship to Oslo, Norway, given by the Royal Norwegian Government for the Study of Edvard Munch's art
1965-66 Fellowship to Paris, France, given the winners of a national competition sponsored by the Harriet Hale Wooley Foundation, Administered by the Foundation des Etats-Unis, Cite Universitaire, Paris, France

1998 Memories and Metaphors, Giles Autry, Catalogue Essay, BMGART, Adelaide Festival, Australia
1988 "Boris", catalogue essay in Boris Margo, A Retrospective, curated by Murray Zimiles for the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, and the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL
1986 "Atlier Project", Provincetown Arts
1975 "Windmills: Energy without Pollution", Historic Preservation
1974 The Lithographic Workshop Around the World, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co.
1973 Early American Mills, Clarkson N. Potter Inc.
1970 The Technique of Fine Art Lithography, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co.

Donelly, Marea, "War Crimes Fire a Burning Passion", The Book of Fire exhibition at the Sydney Jewish Museum, The Daily Telegraph, Arts Section, Sydney, Australia, March 8, 1996
Rothwell, Micolas, "Eternal Flame", The Book of Fire exhibition at the Sydney Jewish Museum, The Australian Magazine, Showcase, March 2-3, 1996
"Best of It", The Book of Fire, exhibition at the Sydney Jewish Museum, The Australian Financial Review, Weekend Review of the Arts, Weekend Review of the Arts, March 15, 1996
Michaels, Dannielle, "My Passion, My Obsession", The Book of Fire, exhibition at the Sydney Jewish Museum, The Australian Jewish News, March 15, 1996
Lowe, Jillen, "The Zimiles", Compelling Art, Dutchess Magazine, Dutchess County, NY, Spring, 1996
Wix, Elizabeth, "A Fiery Echo of the Holocaust, Murray Zimiles", New York Newsday, Manhattan and Long Island Editions, February 12, 1993
Dworkin, Norine, "Murray Zimiles", Art News, April, 1992
Paine, Piera, "Murray Zimiles", 30 minute broadcast interview for the program Conversations in the Arts, WBAI, February 20, 1992
Raynor, Vivien, Krasdale Foods, Gallery Project, New York Times, Sunday, May 5, 1991
Busa, Chris, "Murray Zimiles", New England Arts, August 1986
Caldwell, John, "Murray Zimiles", New York Times, Sunday, January 4, 1978
Justin, Gale, "Murray Zimiles", Arts Magazine, January, 1978, p. 11
"A Portfolio of Prints by Young Printmakers", Artist Proof, 1971

Biography from Ebo Gallery
Murray Zimiles, who has been a professor of art at Purchase College, State University of New York, since 1977, was born in New York in 1941.  He achieved his BFA in painting and printmaking from the University of Illinois, and his MFA from Cornell University and enhanced his printmaking credentials through study in Paris, France. Zimiles is the Guest Curator of the American Folk Art Museum's recent exhibition of Jewish Folk Art.

Zimiles has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions since 1965. His work is held widely within private and museum collections throughout the world, notably-the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Jewish Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, Haifa, Israel; the Tel Aviv Museum, Israel; and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Murray Zimiles lives and works at his home in Millerton, NY.

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About  Murray Zimiles

Born:  1941 - New York City
Known for:  abstract printmaking, mixed-media, teaching