Jason Zimmer

  • B.F.A., art, McKendree University
  • M.F.A., figurative art emphasis in painting and anatomy, New York Academy of Art

"My past teachers and seeing students learn."

Jason Zimmer | Foundation studies professor

Awards, recognition and honors

Featured artist for the Lake City, Florida, annual art festival Graduate School of Figurative Art of the New York Academy of Art scholarship; Center for Public Service Scholarship awarded in recognition of community service; registered black belt of Tae Kwon Do

Previous Positions

Drawing Minor Committee, Diversity Committee, Open Model Committee, chair of the Admissions Council, Savannah College of Art and Design; board of trustees, Gunnison Arts Center, Gunnison, Colorado; visiting professor of art, Western State College of Colorado, Gunnison; gallery director, Quigley Gallery of Art, Western State College of Colorado; judge, the Utrecht National Student Portrait Competition; artist assistant, John Alexander, Robert Hughes; Art Students League, New York City

Publications and presentations

  • "Dear Jason," Sketches (Western State College Art Newsletter), 2004
  • "12 Artists 12 Styles," City Weekly Magazine, April 2002
  • "Artist Returns to College," St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • "Portrait of the Artist," Belleville News Democrat
  • "Artfully Done" McKendree Magazine