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Zimra Beiner: If It Holds It Grows | Los Angeles

February 15 - March 25, 2023

Press Release

“I examine the intersection between reality and fiction from the obscure to the generic. I use my own language of line, volume and composition to make sense of the overlaps which occur in the studio (my reality), the home (everyone’s reality) and the gallery (the reality of art).” - Zimra Beiner

Zimra Beiner (b.1985 Toronto, ON) received a BFA from NSCAD University in 2009 and an MFA from Alfred University in 2012. His work has been exhibited internationally, including exhibitions at The Hole NYC, Present CO, Cross Mackenzie Gallery, the Gardiner Museum, and the Katzen at the American University Museum. Recent awards include The Winnifred Shantz Award,The NCECA Emerging Artist Award, nomination for The RBC Emerging Artist Award in Ceramics, and recent residencies include The Berlin Ceramics Centre, Private Studio Jingdezhen, China, and The Center for Contemporary Ceramics at California State University Long Beach. He is currently Assistant Professor in Ceramics at the Alberta University of the Arts (formerly ACAD) in Calgary, Canada and lives between Calgary and Los Angeles.

Join us for an opening reception February 15, from 6pm - 8pm, with the artist present. 

2012 MFA, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
2009 BFA, Ceramics Major, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS
2008 Crafts and Design Diploma, Sheridan College, Oakville, ON

2023 Zimra Beiner, Hostler Burrows, Los Angeles, CA
2022 Moving in Circles, Craft Ontario,Toronto, ON
2017 TheWeight ofThings, Gallery 371,Alberta College ofArt and Design,Calgary, AB
2015 Zimra Beiner, New Work, Sykes Gallery, Millersville University, Millersville, PA
         Tools For No Purpose, Cross Mackenzie Gallery,Washington, DC
2014 Sitting Still, Harrisburg Area Community College Art Space, Lancaster, PA

2023  (Upcoming) Del Vaz Projects, Los Angeles
2022  More Clay - The Power of Repetition, AU Museum, Katzen Arts Center, American University, Curated by Rebecca Cross,Washington, DC
2021  Two Models, Tiny Pedestal, Dream Clinic Project Space, Columbus, OH
          Blues, Cross Mackenzie Gallery, Hillsboro,VA
2020 Good Earth: The Pots and Passion of Walter Ostrom, The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS
         The Mushroom at the End of the World, by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, u’s Gallery, Black Diamond, AB
2019  Nurikabe, Tetsuo’s Garage, Organized by Anne Eastman and Tam Ochiai, Nikko, Japan
         Reliant Objects, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB
         Thing to Wear, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB
         The Form Will Find Its Way: Contemporary Ceramic Sculptural Abstraction, Katharine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
         Cultivate Instigate, The Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton, AB and The Alberta Craft Council, Calgary, AB
2018 Clay Today, The Hole, New York City, NY
         A Better Understanding, Yuill Family Gallery, Medicine Hat, AB
         Reliant Objects, Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
         Form Demands Place (two person exhibition with Martina Lantin), Panza Gallery, Pitsburgh, Pa
         Winnifred Shantz Award Winners, The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON
2017 Method Accumulation: Studies in Materiality and Existence, Curated by Andrew Casto, Pacific Northwest College of the Arts, Portland, OR
         The Weight of Things (solo exhibition), Gallery 371, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB
         Beyond the Brickyard, Archie Bray Foundation, Juror: Josh DeWeese, Helena, MT
         We Are Neighbors, Private Studios, Jingdezhen, China
2016 A Round About, Present Company, New York, NY
         Small Victories, School 33 Art Center, Curator: Jose Ruiz, Baltimore, MD
         Goggle Works’ 10th Annual Juried Exhibition, Juror: Lydia Panas, Goggle Works, Reading, PA
         Sindikit Project #3, Zimra Beiner and Carolyn Case, Sindikit, Baltimore, MD
         Homebodies, Pop Up Exhibition Curated by Alex Ferrante, Lancaster, PA
2015 Fabricated Fictions (two-person exhibition with Nathan Prouty), Curator: James Barker, The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH 
        Tools For No Purpose (solo exhibition), Cross Mackenzie Gallery, Washington, DC
        Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics, Zanesville Museum of Art, Zanesville, OH
        Small Favors, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
        Nceca Biennial Exhibition, Jurors: Anders Ruhwald, Linda Christianson, Jo-Ann Conklin, David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University, Providence, RI
        Constructed, Curator: Peter Johnson, Nightingale Gallery, Eastern Oregon University, LaGrande, OR
        Millersville Faculty Exhibition, The Ware Center, Lancaster, PA
        Zimra Beiner, New Work (solo exhibition), Sykes Gallery, Millersville University, Millersville, PA
2014 RBC Emerging Artists Exhibition, Nominator:Dianne Charbonneau, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON
        Sitting Still (solo exhibition), Harrisburg Area Community College Art Space, Lancaster, PA
        57th Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Juror: Jerry Saltz, Strohl Art Gallery, Chautauqua, NY
        12 Trees – 30 Under 30 Ceramic Auction, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON
        Materialize, Craft Ontario, Toronto, ON
        Aisthesis, Clay National IX, Jurors: Del Harrow, Sanam Emami, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO
        Best of 2014, Jurors: Namita Gupta Wiggers, Nicole Nathan, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH
        Nceca Emerging Artists Exhibition, Milwaukee, WI
        Beyond the Brickyard, Juror: Tony Marsh, The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
        Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition Award Winners, First Canadian Place Gallery, Toronto, ON
2013 Emerging Sculptors Exhibition, Sculpture X, Broad Street Gallery, CCAD, Columbus, OH
        Hot Mud, Juror: Rachel Gotlieb, Art Gallery of Burlington, Burlington, ON
        Medalta Cup Show, Medalta, Medicine Hat, AB
        Serve It Up, Victor Keen Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
        Inspired! Young Ohio Artists, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH Faculty Exhibition, Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, BGSU, Bowling Green, OH
        Artomatic, The Arts Commission, Toledo, OH
2012 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Fosdick Nelson Gallery, Alfred, NY Small Favors Invitational, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA Overture, LeSo Gallery, Toledo, OH
2011 Zimra Beiner, Wellsville Creative Arts Center, Wellsville, NY 2010 Mayor’ s Office Invitational Exhibition, Halifax, NS
2009 Below Bridges, BFA Exhibition, Anna LeonOwens Gallery, Halifax, NS
2009 Distill Cup Show, Distill Gallery, Toronto, ON
2008 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON
2008 Forte, Crafts and Design Group Exhibition, Lennox Contemporary,Toronto, ON
2008 Fifteen, Ontario Craft Council, Toronto, ON 

2021 Canada Council for the Arts – Visual Arts Project Grant
2018 Winnifred Shantz Award for Ceramics
2017 Canada Council for the Arts – Visual Arts Project Grant
2015 Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist Award
         Art Kudos Best of Show Award, Juror: Charles Long
2014 Nceca Emerging Artist Award, Jurors: Sam Chung, Jeanne Quinn, Josh DeWeese
         Craft Ontario, Pottery Supply House Award
2013 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Best of Show Award, Jurors: Micah
         Lexier, Tom Dean
2008 William and Mary Corcoran Award, Sheridan College
         Shirley Clifford Ceramic Award, Sheridan College 2007 Joan Bennett Award, Sheridan College

Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton, AB
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON
Robert Pfannebecker Collection, Lancaster PA
Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, Alfred, NY
University of Toronto Political Science Department Collection, Toronto, ON Charles Rebello Private Collection, Montreal, QC
Halifax Mayor’s Office Collection, Halifax, NS Jacques Isrealievitch Private Collection, Toronto, ON

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