Bari Ziperstein

Bari Ziperstein’s indi­vid­ual work explores America’s per­verse love of excess and desire to col­lect through inven­tive sculp­tural tableau. Uti­liz­ing a col­lage aes­thetic, her artis­tic prac­tice draws atten­tion to the way var­i­ous built envi­ron­ments, rang­ing from archi­tec­tural to consumer-oriented con­struc­tions, relate to desire and aspi­ra­tion. Ziper­stein cre­ates site-specific sculp­tures that chal­lenge view­ers to dis­cern the famil­iar from the strange, and to ques­tion psy­cho­log­i­cal, eco­nom­i­cal and emo­tional attach­ments that con­sumers place on spaces and objects.

A selec­tion of recent exhi­bi­tions include Bris­tol Bien­nial (2012); Santa Mon­ica Museum of Art (2010); Las Ciene­gas Projects, Los Ange­les (2010); Project Space, Wig­nall Museum of Con­tem­po­rary Art at Chaf­fey Col­lege, Ran­cho Cuca­monga (2010); Perk, See Line Gallery, Pacific Design Cen­ter, Los Ange­les (2009); and (This Isn’t Hap­pen­ing) Pop­u­lar Hal­lu­ci­na­tions For Your Home, Bank, Los Ange­les (2007). In 2010, Ziperstein’s project ‘1,095: One Year’s Worth of Other People’s Plates’ was fea­tured in Let Them Eat LACMA. Her exhi­bi­tions have been reviewed in pub­li­ca­tions includ­ing: The Los Ange­les Times, Flash Art, X-TRA, Los Ange­les Weekly, Art­net, and Art Papers.

From 2007–2011, she was on the Board of Direc­tors at Side Street Projects and hosted a biweekly pod­cast series called Shoptalk of frank con­ver­sa­tions with con­tem­po­rary LA artists, spon­sored by SSP. She has taught at Cal Arts, CSSSA: Cal­i­for­nia State Sum­mer School for the Arts, Uni­ver­sity of CA at San Diego and Uni­ver­sity of CA at River­side. She is a mem­ber of the col­lab­o­ra­tive team Sur­vey West. Ziper­stein holds an MFA from CalArts and dou­ble majored at Ohio Uni­ver­sity to receive a BFA in paint­ing and a Women’s Stud­ies Degree. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

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