Cindy Zimmerman

Adjunct professor, community artist, co-founder of a circus, social change activist, nonprofit and government administrator, all-around instigator, got her MFA at UCSD, Visual Arts Department. Oklahoma University granted her a BFA in Fine Arts with honors before that, and she supported herself and two kids throughout her education with a series of low paying jobs, forging a lifelong commitment to social justice through education and the arts. Some career highlights include: being chosen as the photographer waitress for the Town Tavern Cafe, distributing bedrolls and water to homeless people through the Cool Water street intervention; challenging the US Mexico Border Fence through art interventions as part of Las Comadres; providing technical assistance to art startups at the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture; organizing summer camps and after school classes as a Museum Educator for San Diego Museum of Art; teaching K-12 art in National City Public Schools; founding and sustaining Fern Street Circus; and teaching as an Adjunct Professor for institutions of Higher Education throughout San Diego County . She is currently a member of the Feminist Image Group, and works for Southwestern College.

Selected Recent Exhibitions

Indoor/Outdoor, a group exhibition of works from Feminist Image Group and Krogen America (Sweden) at Athenaeum Art Center, 2019; Artist Portrait Project (photos by Jennifer Spencer with selected works by artists portrayed), San Diego Central Library Gallery, 2019; Mind the Gap, Southwestern College, 2018, Night Stand, Womens Museum of California, 2016, Women at War, Grossmont College, 2015; The Fence/La Barda, Art Produce Gallery, 2014; Labor Migrant Gulf, Southwestern College, 2014; Sanctuary, Casa Familiar, 2014; Time Came Around (solo show), Art Produce Gallery, 2013.

Upcoming exhibition

Unauthorized Version (solo show), an affectionate retelling of the story of an unrepentant M Magdalen, told in paintings and objects, Cooler Room of Art Produce Gallery, 2019.

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