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representation

LaFontsee Galleries 616-451-9020
Grand Rapids MI
paintings, collage, eCollage, and photographs

Tinney Contemporary 615-255-7816
Nashville TN
paintings

Thomas Deans Fine Art 404-814-1811
Norcross GA
eCollage

the O gallery 770-557-1250
Norcross GA
eCollage

Lubeznik Arts Center, Michigan City, IN

exhibitions

Permanent Exhibits

DesignSmithSpaces – Union Pier MI 312-209-0870
Paintings, eCollages, and Photographs
Display only

2018

Coalesce
LaFontsee Gallery
Grand Rapids, MI

Toast
LaFontsee Gallery
Douglas, MI

10x10
Blink Gallery
Michigan City, IN

Let’s Jump In
LaFontsee Gallery
Douglas, MI

Judith Racht Gallery – Harbert, MI
Abstraction Revisited, 3-person show
with Chery Baird and Brian Schutz

Slightly Obsessive
LaFontsee Gallery
Grand Rapids, MI

30 Years Anniversary & Celebration
LaFontsee Gallery
Grand Rapids, MI

eCollage
McNabb Martin Contemporary Art
Art Palm Springs 2018

eCollage
Lubeznik Center for the Arts
Michigan City, IN

2017

Snap To Grid (group exhibit)
Los Angeles Center For Digital Art
Los Angeles, CA

Perception and Intention (group exhibit)
LaFontsee Gallery
Grand Rapids, MI

Kindred Spirits (6-person show)
The Painting Center
New York, NY

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Toast (group exhibit)
LaFontsee Gallery
Douglas, MI

Master Class (group exhibit)
Blink Contemporary Art
Michigan City, IN

Slightly Obsessive (group exhibit)
LaFontsee Gallery
Douglas, MI

Freshly Considered (group exhibit)
LaFontsee Gallery
Grand Rapids, MI

Art For Life Chicago Show (group exhibit)
Fulton Street Gallery
Chicago, IL

2016

Slightly Obsessive (group exhibit)
LaFontsee Gallery, Douglas, MI

Anthology 2016 (group exhibit)
Van Der Plas Gallery
New York, NY

Everyone In The Pool! (group exhibit)
LaFontsee Gallery, Douglas, MI

Kindred Spirits
Greenville Center for Creative Arts
Greenville, SC
(see images below)

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Abstruse Daydreaming
Jay Zerbe and Meredith Setser
Lubeznik Arts Center, Michigan City, IN

Collective Alchemy (group exhibit)
LaFontsee Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

2015

Let’s Get Started (group exhibit)
LaFontsee Gallery Grand Rapids, MI

Jay Zerbe
Buchanan Arts Center Buchanan, MI

Process (3-person exhibit)
Hairpin Arts Center Chicago, IL

Lookie Here (group exhibit)
LaFontsee Gallery Grand Rapids, MI

Steamroller Artists
Lubeznik Arts Center Michigan City, IN

2014

Modern Twist
LaFontsee Gallery Douglas, MI
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Steamroller Prints
Walnut Ink Gallery Michigan City, IN

Steamroller Artists
Walnut Ink Gallery Michigan City, IN

Inaugural Exhibit LaFontsee Gallery Douglas, MI

2013

Zerbe: small paintings
Bank of America, Chicago
(images below)

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Zerbe: large paintings
300 S Riverside Plaza, Chicago
(images of the exhibit below)

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Zerbe: collages and paintings
Blink Contemporary Art
Walnut Ink Gallery Michigan City, IN

Working it Out, group show
The Painting Center NewYork, NY

Reveal/Conceal, 3-person show
LaFontsee Douglas, MI

Solo Exhibit, “zerbe : collage”
Univ. of Colorado Denver
Anschutz Medical Campus, Health Sciences Library
Aurora, CO

Solo Exhibit, “ambiguous references”,
Purdue University
North Central, Westville, IN

2012

Gallery Artists
Marji Gallery & Contemporary Projects
Santa Fe, NM

Gallery Artists
CAB, Chicago, IL

Solo Exhibit
Marji Gallery & Contemporary Projects
Santa Fe, NM
(images below)

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Natural/Constructed Spaces II
The Painting Center New York, NY

Eleven Abstract Artists, Modern Arts Midtown
Omaha, NE

2011

Gallery Artists
Marji Gallery & Contemporary Projects
Santa Fe, NM

inaugural group exhibition
Park/Schreck Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010

December Exhibition
Modern Arts Midwest, Lincoln, NE

Gallery Artists
Marji Gallery & Contemporary Projects
Santa Fe, NM

“Remodernists”
Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, IL

Summer Exhibition
Modern Arts Midwest, Lincoln, NE

Union Square Lofts
(curated by Douglas Frohman)
Chicago, IL

Texas National 2010
(juried national exhibit of paintings – juror: judy pfaff)
Nacogdoches, TX

Favorites from the MAM Collection (paintings)
Modern Arts Midwest, Lincoln, NE

2009

“Dreams & Revelations” (juried national exhibit)
Marin MOCA, Novato, CA

“Studio Exhibit” group show (paintings)
Tony Fitzpatrick Studio, Chicago, IL

Group Exhibition (paintings)
Modern Arts Midwest, Lincoln, NE

One person exhibition of paintings
Mobili Möbel, Chicago, IL

1982

“The Salon Show”, Randolph Street Gallery,
Chicago, IL

1981

One person exhibition of paintings and gouaches
Bernal Gallery, Chicago, IL

1980

One person exhibition of paintings and drawings
Bernal Gallery, Chicago, IL

Group Exhibition
Bernal Gallery, Chicago, IL

1978

“Three Artists” Exhibition
Bernal Gallery, Chicago, IL

1977

76th Chicago and Vicinity Exhibition
Art Institute of Chicago

1973

M.F.A. Exhibition, Fine Arts Museum
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

publications

 

2017

40 Contemporary Artists by Tim Phelan

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2014

Paintings by Jay Zerbe

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2013

Paintings and Collage by Jay Zerbe

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2012

Paintings by Jay Zerbe

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2003-2012

Paintings by Jay Zerbe

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2011

Accad, Evelyne. Femmes Du Créspuscule. Paris:
alfAbarre (drawings by Jay Zerbe)

1970

Zerbe, Jay, and Farid Haddad. Screens and Bugus. Beirut:
Harb Bijani Press (drawings by Jay Zerbe and Farid Haddad

commissions

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2012

Public Site Commission Warren Outdoor Project
Michigan City, IN
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2011

Two large entryway paintings private residence
Sanibel, FL

artist’s biography

 

  • Mr. Zerbe completed a BA from the American University of Beirut, and an MFA in printmaking from Indiana University, Bloomington.
  • His professional art career began in 1968 in Beirut with several exhibitions.
  • His work was first shown in Chicago in the 1977 Chicago and Vicinity Exhibition at the Art Institute.
  • Mr. Zerbe has worked as a graphic designer (PBS), web designer (IBM), and virtual world designer (IBM).
  • He now works full time as an artist. His work has been shown in Chicago, Santa Fe, New York, New Orleans, Atlanta, Omaha, Lincoln, Novato, Nacogdoches and Michigan City.
  • He has representation in Chicago IL, Grand Rapids MI, and Nashville TN.

 

interviews

 

2015

Nathan Pendlebury Blog
Featured Artist: Jay Zerbe

2014

Katherine Aimone / Jay Zerbe: A Mindful Chaos

2013

The Artsy Forager Vintage Visions: Jay Zerbe

2013

Phillip Larrimore: At the Nexus of Color and Time

2013

Tilted Arc. Process: Jay Zerbe 2013 INVEROART.
The Painting Center: Working It Out

2012

Claudio Parentela. An Interview with Jay Zerbe

2011

arts writer: Katherine Aimone:
A Visual Conversation-Paintings by Jay Zerbe

2011

zeitquest: Philip Larrimore review

2010

Chicago Art Examiner

2009

neotericart – Norbert Marszalek

1981

Chicago Art Review – Les Krantz

1979

The New Art Examiner –
Judith Kanin Candy Hrones / Jay Zerbe / Eric Jensen

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