Bari Ziperstein

designer

While a conceptual thread runs through Bari’s work, the expanse of experimentation is seen through fluent shifts from discrete gallery objects, site-specific public sculptures, and a houseware design line under BZIPPY & CO. She is interested in how America’s perverse love of excess and desire to collect through inventive sculptural tableau. Utilizing a collage aesthetic, her artistic practice draws attention to the way various built environments, ranging from architectural to consumer-oriented constructions, relate to desire and aspiration. Ziperstein creates site-specific sculptures that challenge viewers to discern the familiar from the strange, and to question psychological, economical and emotional attachments that consumers and history places on spaces and objects.

Since 2006, she has taught a range of sculpture, ceramics, and lecture courses at institutions like Cal Arts, CSSSA: California State Summer School for the Arts, University of CA at San Diego and University of CA at Riverside. She is a member of the collaborative team Survey West. Ziperstein holds an MFA from CalArts and double majored at Ohio University to receive a BFA in painting and a Women’s Studies Degree.

Bari Ziperstein

Bari Ziperstein Collection