Jason Zimmer

Jason Zimmer

Jason Zimmer

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

"My past teachers and seeing students learn."


Alumni Association of Western State College Award for Teaching Excellence

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

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

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

Courses Taught

  • DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space
  • DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media
  • DRAW 200 Life Drawing I
  • DRAW 201 Life Drawing II
  • DRAW 210 Portrait Drawing
  • DRAW 223 Perspective
  • DRAW 350 Classical Rendering
  • DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application
  • PNTG 206 Water-based Media Exploration