Jim Isermann

American, b. 1955

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Jim Isermann

American, b. 1955

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Balancing composition and mathematical proportion, Jim Isermann employs methods of industrial design to create patterned murals, wall hangings, textile works, and sculptural installations. Isermann’s use of saturated color and industrial materials, such as vinyl and enamel, yield a Minimalist aesthetic that merges formal concerns with utilitarian design applications. For example, in an untitled installation made in 2000 at the Rhode Island School of Design, Isermann fabricated a tile pattern in nylon carpet, which served as the flooring of the school’s gallery space. In more recent years, Isermann has continued to explore the fusion of art and design through site-specific installations, his work often taking the form of large-scale, modular wall reliefs.

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Hammer Museum, and 1 more
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MOCA Los Angeles, and 1 more
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Artforum, and 2 more
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Biography

Balancing composition and mathematical proportion, Jim Isermann employs methods of industrial design to create patterned murals, wall hangings, textile works, and sculptural installations. Isermann’s use of saturated color and industrial materials, such as vinyl and enamel, yield a Minimalist aesthetic that merges formal concerns with utilitarian design applications. For example, in an untitled installation made in 2000 at the Rhode Island School of Design, Isermann fabricated a tile pattern in nylon carpet, which served as the flooring of the school’s gallery space. In more recent years, Isermann has continued to explore the fusion of art and design through site-specific installations, his work often taking the form of large-scale, modular wall reliefs.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Hammer Museum, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
MOCA Los Angeles, and 1 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
SITE Santa Fe