Born in 1958, Iowa City, USA
Lives and works in Dallas, USA
Jeff Zilm created paintings that take the physical properties of film stock as their starting point. Zilm collects 8mm, 16mm, and 35mm films, which he uses as his base material. Using detergent, Zilm strips the emulsion off a film he’s collected, and then mixes the liquefied emulsion with acrylic paint. This compound is then sprayed and brushed onto canvas. The finished painting possesses a delicate chiaroscuro with subtly modulated blacks and grays.
Jeff Zilm graduated with a BFA from the University of North Texas USA and a MFA at the Southern Methodist University, Dallas, USA. In 2008 Zilm undertook the Artist-in-residence residency at The Chianti Foundation, Marfa, USA and in 2002 he was awarded the Otis and Velma Dozier Grant, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, USA.
Selected solo exhibitions include: "Comedies", The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, USA (2014), "A Social Acid 8leaked), A Terminal Edit (4), the Saps at Sea and Additional Research (BernadineDohm)", Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, USA (2011) and "7023629730", Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, USA (2009).
Selected group exhibitions include: "Material Images, Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York, USA (2014), "Panting, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, USA (2014), "Flash: Photography From Dallas Galleries, CADD Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas, Dallas, USA (2009) and "Nexus Texas, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, USA (2007).