EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts Rochester Institute of Technology, 1994. Major: Glass; Minor: Painting/Drawing
Bachelor of Arts; Pennsylvania State University, 1976. Majors: Theater and Art
Certification in Art Therapy; Dr. Erika Steinberger. 1987. One-year course of study

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Chair, Craft Department College of Art and Design, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA.  2007-08
Assistant Professor, Head of Glass Studies, College of Art and Design, The University of the Arts. Multi- year contracts, 2003-06, 2006-09
Sabbatical Replacement, Glass Program, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA. Spring 2001
Instructor, Glass Survey Classes, New York University (classes held at UrbanGlass, Brooklyn NY) 1998-99
Instructor, Glass Survey Classes, Long Island University, (classes at UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, NY) 1998

EXHIBITIONS

One-person Shows
Walter Zimmerman. Amos Eno Gallery, Bushwick, Brooklyn NY; May 6-28, 2014
Latest Report. Exhibit of New Work. Show of Hands Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Sept-Oct. 2007
Walter Zimmerman, Recent Work. The Dancing Goat Gallery, South Orange NJ Raleigh Ceasar, curator Aug-Oct. 2006
Walter Zimmerman. Grand Arts, Kansas City, Mo. 9/10 - 10/23/99
Walter Zimmerman, Sculpture. Art Under Construction, New York City, NY 5/99-7/99
Walter Zimmerman. Members’ Council Gallery, Everson Museum, Syracuse, N.Y. 9/19 - 11/16/97
Body of Evidence. Robert Lehman Gallery, UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, NY. 3/31-5/19/96
Installation View. Richard Storms Space, Pyramid Arts Center, Rochester, NY. Nov.-Dec. 1995
Recent Works. Drawings at the Wallace Memorial Library, RIT, Rochester N.Y. Oct. 1993

Two-person Shows
Semi-private. Gallery 53, Cooperstown, NY, Sept. ‘95, with Douglas Hallberg
Doshi Art Center, Harrisburg, PA, August ‘95, with Georgiana Clay Bart
Angle of Influence; Pyramid Art Center, Rochester N.Y.; w. P. Traylor; glass sculpture, 5/94
Gallery Doshi; Harrisburg, Pa.; with Mark Dame, Sept./Oct. 1976

Invitational Shows
Playing with Fire: Fifty Years of Contemporary Glass; Museum of Arts & Design, NY, NY; Apr-Nov. 2013
Wheaton Glass --The Art of the Fellowship; Museum of American Glass; Millville NJ; Apr. '13- Jan.'14
Slag; the Anti-Art Glass. The Prichard Art Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow ID. Roger H.D. Rowley, curator
Essex Exposed. The Pierro Gallery, South Orange NJ Oct-Nov. 2009
Out of the Fire. Prescott College Gallery, Prescott, AZ July-Aug. 2009
SOFA Chicago "Green Matters", Elliott-Brown Gallery, Kate Elliott, curator. Nov. 2007
Essex Exposed. The Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ Sept.-Nov. 2007
Fellows Exhibition, The Wheaton Arts Museum of American Glass, Gaye Taylor, curator. June-Dec. '07
Essex Exposed. The Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ Sept-Nov. 2005
Material Vision. Firehouse Gallery, Burlington, VT, Jun-Aug.'04; Dorothy Bocian, Jessica Dyer, curators
Glass America, 2002. Heller Gallery, New York, NY, June-Aug '02. Bob Roberts, Katya Heller, curators
Glass America, 2001. Heller Gallery, New York, NY, June-Aug, 2001. Douglas Heller, curator
The Garden of Forking Paths/Art&Science. Pacifico Gallery, NYC. Jun-Jul, '01. James Pernotto, curator
Glass America, 2000. Heller Gallery, New York, NY, July-Aug., 2000. Douglas Heller, curator
Made in Brooklyn, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY, Nov ‘96-Feb ‘97; John Perrault, curator
1996 Everson Biennial/Invitational, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY, May-Aug ‘96; Thomas Piché, Jr., curator
New York Biennial of Glass. Robert Lehman Gallery, Urban Glass, Sept-Nov '94; John Perrault, curator

Group Shows
Welcome to the Neighborhood; Inaugural Exhibit; Amos Eno Gallery; Bushwick, Bklyn NY; Feb. 2014
20/20. Museum of American Glass/Creative Glass Center of America, May’03-Jan.’04. S. Frantz, curator
Glass! Glorious Glass! Renwick Gallery, Sept. ‘99 - Jan. 2000, Kenneth Trapp, curator
Forms of Abstraction, Center at High Falls, Rochester N.Y. 9/5 - 11/17/97, aka Bill Hoag, curator
Gravity II, ‘aka’ artists’ collective, Olean Public Library, Olean N.Y. 7/17 - 8/15/97
aka/Tea House Gallery, “Gravity” show, Rochester, NY, Sept-Nov ‘96
Artists’ Residency Exchange and Hallwalls Members Show, Buffalo, N.Y., Jan.-Mar. 1996
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Bevier Gallery, RIT, Rochester, N.Y. March 1994
Members’ Exhibit, Pyramid Arts Center, Rochester, N.Y. 1994, ‘95, ‘96, ‘97
Opening Exhibition, Douglas Coffey Gallery, Pittsford, N.Y. August 1994
Arts for Greater Rochester Group Show, Wilson Art Center, Pittsford, N.Y. August '94
Glass 1993, Angel Fire Gallery, Rochester New York
International Society of Copier Artists' Traveling Exhibition, Bologna, Milan and Florence Italy; Alberta and Ontario, Canada; various American cities. 1987
Art of This Decade, Kern Graduate Center, Penn State U. Jan.-March 1980, James Murray-Thompson, curator

RESIDENCIES & GRANTS

Creative Glass Center of America. Wheaton Village, Millville, NJ. Sept.-Oct. 2001; April-July 1995
Artist’s Residency Exchange. Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY. Sept.-Oct. 1995
Special Opportunity Stipend. Arts and Cultural Council of Greater Rochester. March ‘96, March ‘98
New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Fellowship Grant, Feb. 2001

AWARDS, PRIZES & COLLECTIONS

Juror’s Award Essex Exposed, Pierro Gallery, South Orange NJ 2009
New Glass Review. Annual selection of outstanding glass art worldwide. May, 2003
Geoffrey Isles Collection, ‘704/4GI’, site-specific work, New York, NY, installed June, 2000
Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution,”600-D” gift of Dale Chihuly to Permanent Collection, 1999
Wallace Library Purchase Award. RIT, Rochester, NY, Spring 1994
5th Annual New England Book Components Calendar Competition; RIT, 1993
21st Annual Ball State Drawing and Small Sculpture Exhibit. Cash Award. 1974
Juried Art Exhibit, Central Pennsylvania Arts Festival. Third Prize. 1973

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Board of Directors The Pyramid Art Center (now ROCA), Rochester NY; 1994-98
Board of Trustees Creative Glass Center of America, WheatonArts, Millville NJ; 2003-present
Board of Directors Creative Glass Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA; 2003-07
Juror Gaellen Art Center Juried Exhibits, Metro West Jewish Community Center, Whippany NJ; 2009/10

Member in Good Standing
Disabled American Veterans (since 1985)
American Mensa (since 1988)
College Art Association (since 1994)
Glass Art Society (since 1992)