Bari Ziperstein

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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.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion on Ziper­stein’s indi­vid­ual work and com­plete CV please vis­it: