Philip Zimmermann arrived at Light Work with good humor, a car of bookmaking-specific equipment and material, and lots of energy to jump into action. He spent his residency preparing several artist books for publication. Phil has been creating artists’ book for 30 years, in fact his application for this residency was a large box full of artists’ books that would have brought tears of joy into the eyes of any bibliophile. His books are heavily photo based, using text sparingly but to the point.
He has participated in artist residencies in Georgia, New Mexico, New York, and Pennsylvania. Recent exhibitions venues include El Museo Cultural de Santa Fé, Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery at Purchase College, New Mexico State University, Cuyahoga CC, Kohler Art Library, Deep Listening Foundation, and MASS MoCA. Phil has lived in many places around the globe, but currently lives in Rhinebeck, NY.