Jim Isermann is based in Palm Springs and Guerneville, California. Since receiving his MFA from CalArts in 1980, Jim’s artwork has chronicled the conflation of post-war industrial design and fine art through popular culture. He divides his practice between labor-intensive studio work for gallery and museum exhibitions, and the digital design and oversight of commissioned projects realized utilizing industrial manufacturing processes. His work has been presented in solo exhibitions at Praz-Delavallade, Paris (2010), Corvi-Mora, London (2011), Mary Boone Gallery, New York (2011 & 2012) and others. Recent commissioned projects include works for the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, CA, Yale University Art Museum in New Haven, CT, and an installation for the Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, TX.
In collaboration with Workshop Residence, Jim developed geometric, concrete building blocks and two editions of quilted utility blankets.