I wrote a book- The Art of Cardboard out now

July 20, 2015 — by lorizimmer

Many of  you know I was asked to make my first foray into book writing last year, exploring artists whose creativity and process transforms the mundane material of cardboard into the realm of fine art. As the Art Editor of sustainable design website for the past 5 years, I was excited to be able to further explore some of the artists working in this medium whose work I’d be introduced to and impressed by in the articles I’ve written. With a nearly impossible turn around time, I retreated to Berlin (my New York City is not a place for concentration), and spent the summer typing away from the aromatic Cupcake Berlin in Friedrichshain. And now it is available at
The-Art-of-Cardboard_Cover_largeThe Art of Cardboard: Big Ideas for Creativity, Collaboration, Storytelling, and Reuse interviews twenty artists working in the medium, albeit very differently, and ends with 10 DIY projects by artists friends you will recognize from my network. It is available through all of the regular book sellers (and is affordable)- I hope you’ll pick up a copy and like it on Facebook.GET IT HERE or stay tuned for signed copies in my store.It’s still weird to see my name on a book! I can’t thank the artists enough – Andy Barrett, Cardboard Box Office, EVOL, Lacy Barry, Wayne White, Ann Weber, Jillian Salik, Jozef Sumoichrast, Joseph DeLappe, Laurence Vallieres, Mykl Wells, Taro Hattori, Kiel Johnson, Chris Gilmour, Don Lucho/Luise Valdes, Dosshaus, Daniel Agdag, Maika’i Tubbs, Mark Langan, James Grashow, Muffinhead and my DIYers Logan Hicks, Beau Stanton, Ian Kuali’I, James Heffron, Jud Bergeron, Lacy Barry, James Cerasani, Rebecca Paul and Jeronimo Zancaner and of course Robin Redd.


Message in a Bottle

July 20, 2015 — by lorizimmer


Cavalier Gallery presents, Message in a Bottle, a special exhibition guest curated by Lori Zimmer of Art Nerd New York.

This group show will be exhibited in our Nantucket gallery from July 3rd to July 21st, with an opening reception on Thursday, July 3rd from 5-7pm. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Art Nerd, Lori Zimmer brings her curatorial eye to explore this romantic tradition of hoping for the sea and destiny to deliver a love letter to one’s beloved. Transforming part of the gallery into a maritime ship chandlery, visitors will view modern “messages in bottles,” created by contemporary artists in their unique styles. The show focuses on Brooklyn-based Beau Stanton and several of his contemporaries to bring this nostalgic activity to our age. A previous version of Message in a Bottle was presented at SCOPE Miami art fair to a captivated crowd. Each artist has created their own message in various mediums, just waiting for someone to let them out of their container. The whole exhibition is an intriguing experience, as we consider the messages and how they relate to our own emotions, whether they are bottled up inside or out in the open.  Beau Stanton is joined by Logan Hicks, Allison Sommers, Elizabeth Winnel, Jack Bratman, Jud Bergeron, Jon Burgerman, Vahge, Molly Crabapple, Ewelina Koszykowska, Debranne Cingari, Ofelia Marquez, and Shark Toof.



June 29, 2015 — by lorizimmer


I’m very excited to be heading San Diego for my next curatorial project during Comic Con, the Geeks for Peace charity event hosted by my buddy Morgan Spurlock and Kevin Smith. My co-curator Natalie Kates and I have put together a strong show of 32 vibrant artists who have generously donated works to benefit Kids for Peace. If you’re unable to come to the event on July 10th in San Diego (its going to be a GREAT time), you can bid on pieces at Paddle8– check out the show and let me know what you think! I think we totally rocked it.