Bryan Zimmerman's transdisciplinary art projects regularly employ photography, collage, sample-based audio composition, outdoor installation, public intervention, analog graphic design, drawing/painting, assemblage, lyrics and songwriting, radio transmissions, performance, movement, handmade animation, light/shadow play, and the collection of urban relics, natural materials and printed ephemera. His work draws from our relationships with nature, place, and public outdoor environments. Zimmerman has exhibited and/or performed in numerous cultural venues throughout New York, including the New Museum, Wave Farm, The Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, Anthology Film Archives, The Municipal Art Society Urban Center Gallery, Performa 07 and Performa 09 biennials, PS 122 Gallery, The Alice Austen House, The Music Hall of Williamsburg, Tonic, Knitting Factory, Monkeytown, Eat Records, the free103point9 Project Space, Fringe Salon, Archibald Arts, Long Island University's Brooklyn campus, Glasslands, Issue Project Room, Outpost Artists Resources, Silent Barn, Union Pool, Five Myles Gallery, Olana State Historic Site, Catwalk Institute, and the Museum of Modern Art. His work has been featured internationally at Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, VPRO (Amsterdam), Recyclart (Brussels), Mains d’Ouevre (Paris), Schokoladen (Berlin), and IR11 (Edinburgh).
Zimmerman’s photographs and assorted visual works have been published in The Village Voice, Landmarks of New York IV (Monacelli Press), Architectural Inventions: Visionary Drawings of Buildings (Laurence King Ltd), and Oranbeg NET, among other print and Web publications. His audio works have been released on vinyl, CD, and less common formats by free103point9/Wave Farm, Own Records (Luxembourg), and Christian Nightmares. He has been an artist in residence at Wave Farm and The Catwalk Institute.
Past and present collaborators include Lorenzo Clayton, Jason Loewenstein (Sebadoh), Patrick McCarthy (Zig Zags, Latitude/Longitude, Light in the Attic Records), Jeff Conaway (The Psychic Paramount), Michael Garofalo (Latitude/Longitude, StoryCorps), Darin Mickey (Soft Gang, Dichroics), Charlie Hines (Soft Gang, Panel Donor), Travis Millard (Fudge Factory Comics), Shannon Fields (Stars Like Fleas, Leverage Models), Andrew Klein (Sven Hogan), and Patrick Hambrecht (Flaming Fire). Zimmerman has collaborated in bands including The Dust Dive (2000-2008), Corpse of Discovery (2009-present), Dichroics (2009-2011), and Black Mirror Picnic (2014). Born and raised in the Kansas City area before moving to New York City in 1997, by day Zimmerman co-manages the photography labs at the Cooper Union School of Art in Manhattan, where he also frequently teaches photography in a number of capacities. He is based in Jersey City and Hudson, NY.