Murray Zimiles

Artists Statement



MFA/Painting and Printmaking, Cornell University, 1965
BFA/Painting and Printmaking, University of Illinois, 1963

Additional Professional Training:

Atelier Clot – Bramson, Paris, France, 1966
Advanced training in lithography at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts,
Paris, France,1965

Professional Experience

Elected a member of The National Academy of Design, New York, 2009
Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities for Academic Year 2007-8
Guest Curator, American Folk Art Museum, NY,  for the exhibition,
Gilded Lions and  Jeweled Horses, From the Synagogue to the Carousel, 2007-8
State University of New York at Purchase – Kempner Distinguished Professor, 1997
State University of New York at Purchase – Professor, 1977 to present
State University of New York at New Paltz – Assistant Professor, 1972-76
Silvermine-Lacoste School of Art, Lacoste, France – Director, 1972
Lehman College, City University of New York – Lecturer, 1972
Silvermine College of Art – Chairman, Graphics Department, Assistant Professor,1969-71
Pratt Graphics Center – Instructor, 1968-71
Cornell University – Teaching Assistant, 1963-65

Guest Lecturer

Bonhams Auction House, NY 2013
American Folk Art Museum, New York, 2006, 2007
Houston Holocaust Museum, Houston, Texas, 2006
Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY, 1989, 1992, 2003, 2005
Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois, 2001
Millbrook School, Millbrook, New York, 2001
Central School of Art, Adelaide, Australia, 2000
College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, 1996
The Sydney Jewish Museum, Sydney, Australia, 1996
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 1996
The Jewish Museum, Friedman Lecture Series, New York, NY, 1995
Holocaust Memorial Museum and Educational Center, Madeira Beach, FL, 1994
Rockland Center for the Arts, NY, 1994
Purchase College, Jewish Studies Program, Purchase NY, 1994
Amsterdam School of the Arts, Amsterdam, Holland, 1993
Suffolk Community College, Selden NY, 1993
University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 1993
National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA, 1989
S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, NY, 1989
Haifa University, Haifa, Israel, 1988
Aberdeen Print Studio, Aberdeen, Scotland, 1983
Duncan of Jordan Stone School of Art, Dundee, Scotland, 1983
Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland, 1983
Saint Martins School of Art, London, England, 1981
Chelsea School of Art, London, England, 1981
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1973, 1975, 1977
Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, 1970
Franconia College, Franconia, NH, 1970