Have you met…Jay Zerbe?

An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and other I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The artist I’d like to introduce is the painter Jay Zerbe, and he was recommended to me by Ravenna Taylor.

2013 backbone 24x24

2013 backbone 24×24

Mr. Zerbe completed a BA from the American University of Beirut, and an MFA in printmaking from Indiana University, Bloomington.

His professional art career began in 1968 in Beirut with several exhibitions.

His work was first shown in Chicago in the 1977 Chicago and Vicinity Exhibition at the Art Institute.

Mr. Zerbe has worked as a graphic designer (PBS), web designer (IBM), and virtual world designer (IBM). He now works full time as an artist.

His work has been shown in Chicago, Santa Fe, New York, New Orleans, Atlanta, Omaha, Lincoln, Novato, and Nacogdoches. He has gallery representation in Chicago and Santa Fe.

2012 030/alterKartz 4.5x6.5"    altered commercial postcard private collection

2012 030/alterKartz 4.5×6.5″
altered commercial postcard
private collection

“The contrast of chaos with order provides the structure for my work. The appearance of order breaks down under scrutiny, which mirrors my understanding of reality. My emotions seek pattern and rationality, while my intellect sees mismatched parts and ambiguous systems. The core of my work revolves around juxtaposing these diverse structures and their uncertain references.” JZ

2011 #17 12x9.5" collage

2011 #17 12×9.5″ collage

More links related to Jay Zerbe.

Artswrite: A Visual Conversation

ArtSlant. Jay Zerbe

neotericART: Jay Zerbe

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5 thoughts on “Have you met…Jay Zerbe?

  1. I loved this introduction, although I am well acquainted with Jay Zerbe and the fine work he presents. He is also a top contributor to our FB community with his art and subjects for developing timely conversation. I have learned a great deal from Jay Zerbe! And thank you Stephen B. MacInnis for an engaging introduction.


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