Brian Zimmerman | Webster University

Brian Zimmerman

Brian ZimmermanBrian Zimmerman
Assistant Professor, Sculpture
VAS/room 10

Brian Zimmerman is Assistant Professor of Art in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts at Webster University in St. Louis, Mo. He is head of sculpture and teaches all levels and techniques in the emphasis.

ChairProfessor Zimmerman was born in Houston, Texas and is an artist, teacher and custom fabricator based in St. Louis, Missouri. He holds a BFA in Painting and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute, and a studio MFA focused in sculpture and public art from the University of California–San Diego. His work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and through public art commissions in Texas, California and Missouri, and is in the collections of the Las Vegas Art Museum, Avila University and Brookhaven College.

Having previously worked as a full-time fabricator, his skills and interests travel between wood, metal, plastic, foam, casting, CNC milling and 3D printing. In his studio practice, his materials have ranged from traditional sculptural media to old boats, baking flour, electronics, motor oil, light, and many items found in thrift stores and various dumpsters. His work focuses around viewer experience, pathos, the influence of site on sculpture, and fundamentally flawed sublime spaces.