James Zeske

Art Discipline: 
Hanover Township, PA
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Feb 25, 2013 to Mar 29, 2013

Jim Zeske is a working artist from Wilkes-Barre, PA. His work reflects conceptualizations of nomadism, labor and domesticity. Because his work comes out of his working-class background, labor and domesticity are key. Zeske is interested in material explorations. He collects discarded materials-cardboard, Styrofoam, wood and fabric-which he uses to construct, make models and crochet. He responds to the architecture of the space and the surrounding environment to create installations, performance art and video. Zeske received his MFA from the University of Delaware. He has been awarded artist residencies at The Prairie Center in Peoria, Illinois, Brush Creek and Jentel in Wyoming, and the Residencia Corazon in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has exhibited work in Philadelphia, New York, Delaware, North Carolina, and Argentina. Jim has taught in higher education and has been a gallery assistant, preparator, curator, and project coordinator at the UD@Crane Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.