Bari Ziperstein


stoneware, underglaze, and glaze
25 1/2 x 12 x 14 inches
photo credit: jeff mclane

Over the past 20 years, Bari Ziperstein has developed a mastery of ceramics that allows her to push the limits of scale, experiment with color and finish, and use the shapes and surfaces of her sculptures to tell stories and convey ideas. Her work is materially experimental but conceptual and research-based at its core. She approaches her work from an intersectional feminist position, asking questions about how women and women’s work are positioned within societal frameworks, and her work reflects her interest in the ways that art and other visual and spatial materials convey meaning. Ziperstein’s process often starts with archival materials to explore the ways that visual culture and the built environment signal repressive social and political ideologies. Bari Ziperstein was born in 1978 in Chicago, IL and lives in Los Angeles, CA. She received a Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA in 2004 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a certificate in Women’s Studies from Ohio University, Athens OH in 2000. One-person exhibitions of her work have been presented at Bethel University, Minneapolis; Museum of Art, Architecture, and Design, Santa Barbara; Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Rancho Cucamonga; Long Beach City College Project Space, Long Beach; The Harris Art Gallery, University of La Verne, La Verne; and the San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco and recent one-person gallery exhibitions include Patterns of Propaganda, Charles Moffett Gallery, New York; and Propaganda Pots, Mier Gallery, Los Angeles.

[excerpted from Vielmetter Los Angeles website:]

Sculpture can be installed in either presentation.

estimated retail value: $18,000