Jeff Zimmer creates three dimensional paintings on glass that explore ambiguity, morality and mortality in contemporary society and politics, and engage with the sensual experiences of mystery and light. He combines traditional techniques of glass painting, contemporary lighting, and the transparency of glass to create dynamic scene that appear to shift, dissolve and transform depending on the position of the viewer. Jeff originally trained in theatre in Washington, DC, before moving to Edinburgh, Scotland to obtain his Masters in glass painting. He won Second Prize in the 2014 Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass, Europe’s largest prize for artists working with glass, and he was the 2014 Stephen Procter Fellow at the Australian National University. His work is in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; the European Museum for Modern Glass in Germany; the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark and the Glasmuseum Frauenau, Germany.
He continues to teach in Edinburgh, and has lead masterclasses and workshops at Pilchuck (US), North Lands Creative Glass (UK), Bild-Werk Frauenau (DE) and others.