show in nyc, 2018!

show in nyc, 2018!

i just found out that the “Kindred Spirits” show curated by Katherine Aimone has been unanimously approved by the board of the Painting Center in NYC! this is a big deal. 6 artists will be in the show. i will definitely travel to nyc for the opening. i...
1980’s flashback

1980’s flashback

in 1983, i decided to give up painting on canvas. the final 3 pieces i did were a series based on African art. i had collected quite a bit of African art by that time, and it was a strong influence on my work. just recently, i sold the last piece from that series to...
Process and Inspiration

Process and Inspiration

“shrineOfTheMystic” 201648x60x1.5” acrylic and crayon on canvas. I moved to Michigan City three-and-a-half years ago from Chicago. Here I live surrounded by a meadow, with a small pond and a spring-fed creek. After 62 years of living cities (36 of those in Chicago),...

The Passion In Collecting Art

“I find it interesting that people who visit our home, even art-lovers themselves (but not artists) think that all the pieces in our house, except for the African art, are all my work. Just like art itself, the love of art and the relationship one has with each...

2 Person Show: Jay Zerbe & Meredith Setser – Abstruse Daydream

I have a two-person show coming up in the beautiful, large Hyndman Gallery at the Lubeznik Center For The Arts in Michigan City, Indiana. It’s a short drive from Chicago. I will share the gallery with Meredith Setser who does complex, large installations. The...
Zerbe: 2015 Year In Review

Zerbe: 2015 Year In Review

Zerbe Studio 2015 – 50 Years of Art and Counting Jay Zerbe’s work moved forward during 2015, mostly because of stronger compositional choices, influenced by his collages. But also because brighter colors crept into his palette, perhaps reflecting a settling in...