For our May Warehouse Talk we were so happy to invite artist Zimra Beiner to discuss his work in ceramics over the past 15 years! From creating vessels to still lives to large scale abstract sculpture, Zimra's work questions the gap between art and life, reality and fiction, autonomous objects and the complexity of place. The talk focused specifically on his work’s relationship with Chinese Scholar’s Rocks, Jingdezhen as the porcelain capital of the world, and the his personal relationship to China!
It was really a wonderful night!
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 throughout the United States and Canada, including exhibitions at The Hole NYC, Present CO, Cross Mackenzie Gallery, and the Gardiner 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 College of Art + Design in Calgary, Canada.