Wheaton Conversations: Judith Schaechter & Jeff Zimmer

Wheaton Conversations: Judith Schaechter and Jeff Zimmer. Two images: Judith Schaechter's "Beached Whale", a glass panel depicting a beached whale with mouth agape, trapped in a net. (left). Second image shows "The Disconnect Between Action and Consequence (Drone VI)" by Jeff Zimmer, layers of enameled and etched glass depicting a drone flying over dense clouds.

Wheaton Conversations:
Judith Schaechter & Jeff Zimmer

June 24, 2021, at 6 p.m. EDT

Jeff Zimmer and Judith Schaechter have been friends for almost 20 years. They will discuss common themes in their work, their process, and how they see themselves as artists through social issues, identity, inspiration, and darkness.

This event is part of “Wheaton Conversations,” a new virtual series highlighting select artists with ties to WheatonArts! To see the full schedule of conversations, Click Here. 

Glass Artist Judith Schaechter's face is superimposed onto the Rocky statue in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Judith Schaechter lives and works in Philadelphia. Her work is collected internationally with representation in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Victoria and Albert in London, and the Hermitage, among others. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005, and her work was in the 2002 Whitney Biennial. In 2013, Judith was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Craft Council.

Currently, Judith’s work is the subject of a retrospective exhibition organized by the Memorial Art Gallery of Rochester, NY, which traveled to the Toledo Museum and the Des Moines Art Center.

Artist Jeff Zimmer smiles in a field of wheat, a cloudy sky behind him. Photo Credit: Angus Mackay

Jeff Zimmer originally trained in theatre in Washington, DC, before moving to Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2004 to study glass painting.

He won the 2019 British Glass Biennale and Second Prize in the 2014 Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass, Europe’s largest prize for artists working with glass. He was the 2014 Stephen Procter Fellow at the Australian National University and a 2016 Fellow at the Creative Glass Center of America (WheatonArts).

His work is in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; the European Museum for Modern Glass, Coburg, Germany; The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, Czechia; the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark; the Museum of American Glass, WheatonArts, US; and the Glasmuseum Frauenau, Germany. He continues to teach in Edinburgh and has lead masterclasses and workshops at Pilchuck (US), Bild-Werk Frauenau (DE), Berlin Glas (DE), Urban Glass (US), and others.

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