CV 

Born in St. Louis, MO, 1982. Currently resides in Chicago, IL USA.

MFA, Northwestern University, Art Theory & Practice, 2008
BFA, Kansas City Art Institute, Painting & Art History, 2006

Solo Exhibitions

2019
Great Lakes, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

2018
Accumulations, Gallery ADMIN, St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, St. Louis, MO

Group Exhibitions 

2019
The Plant Show, Ground Level Platform, Chicago, IL
enLIGHTen, Highland Park Art Center, curated by Caren Helene Rudman, Highland Park, IL
Bridgeport Art Center Art Competition Exhibition, curated by Lelde Kalmite, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL
Vernal Equinox: Spring Awakens, Plum Creek Nature Center, Forest Preserve District of Will County in partnership with the Nature Foundation of Will County, Beecher, IL

2018
Overlap, The Saw Room, at The Alley Gallery, Evanston, IL
Spring Group Exhibition, Artpie Gallery, Waukegan, IL
GALEX 52, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL

2014
Surrealism and War, National Veterans Art Museum, Chicago, IL

2010
Danny Think Tank, Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival. Curated by the Danny Think Tank, Chicago, IL

2009
Cambofest: Film and Video Festival of Cambodia, Kampot, Cambodia
Group Show For Daniel Pink, curated by Lane Relyea. Vega Estates, Chicago, IL
Empathy is a Tool for Making the Cruelty More Precise, film and video program curated by Abina Mining and Steve Reinke. Block Cinema, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University. Evanston, IL
How to Die Like an Animal, film and video program curated by Steve Reinke. Arsenal - Institute for Film and Video Art, Berlin, Germany

2008
Streaming Festival: International Festival for Audio/Video Art, 3rd Edition, curated by the ISFTH Foundation. The Hague, The Netherlands
Northwestern University Student Film Festival, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University. Evanston, IL
The Vega Caucus, curated by Roxane Hopper and Julie Rudder. Vega Estates, Chicago, IL
MFA Thesis Exhibition, the Department of Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University. Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University. Evanston, IL

2007
Around The Coyote: Video Art and New Media Lounge, curated by LiveBox. Around the Coyote Fall Arts Festival. Chicago, IL

2006
An Uncomprised Life: A Tribute to the Work and Legacy of John Ortbals, curated by Janice Nesser-Chu. St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley. St. Louis, MO.
Work In Progress, curated by Janice Nesser-Chu. St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley. St. Louis, MO.
Senior Thesis Exhibition, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO.
BFA Exhibition. H & R Block Art Space, Kansas City, MO.
Secrets: Miniature Show, curated by Jessie Fisher. Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO.
(Un)redeemable Moments, co-curated (with Bobby Belote and Brian Zimmerman). The BANK, part of the Urban Culture Project, Kansas City, MO.
Labor Intensive, curated by Julie Farstad. Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO.

Publications

2019
Great Lakes (catalog), text by Jerry Dennis and Judy Ledgerwood (interview)
Create Magazine, Studio Sunday (interview)

2018
1340ART Magazine, Q3 2018
William & Mary Review, Volume 56

2017
Create Magazine, Issue VII (interview)

2008
MFA Thesis Catalogue, Northwestern University

2006
“Faith in the Bricoleur” KCAI Compendium 2006: The Icebox Issue
(Un)redeemable Moments (catalog), text by Maria Elena Buszek

Honors

2007
Northwestern University Graduate Fellowship

2006
Northwestern University Graduate Fellowship
“Best in Show” Honorable Mention, BFA Exhibition, H & R Block Art Space, Kansas City, MO.

Reviews

2006
The Pitch: Art Capsule Review, “(Un)redeemable Moments: Bobby Belote, Curt Bozif, and Brian Zimmerman,” by R.T.B., April 27, 2006. https://www.thepitchkc.com/arts-entertainment/article/20605461/art-capsule-reviews

(Un)Redeemable Moments: Bobby Belote, Curt Bozif and Brian Zimmerman Of all the intriguing work on display at the Bank, Curt Bozif's obsessive pieces stay with the viewer like images branded on the brain. His preferred shape is the circle; in "To Mother's Escape," the center of a chalkboard is worn down in a circular shape to create a pile of dust on the chalk tray beneath it — a handmade sun over a handmade desert. "One Day" chronicles a 24-hour walk in one place on a rug. Thousands of ballpoint pen lines stacked on one another make "Lines for Micah" and "Every Lamb to Its Shepherds" appear as tapestries. Elsewhere are playful and sublime pieces by Brian Zimmerman, such as the hand-stamped roll of tickets in "Please Take One," allowing holders to "renounce," be "free" or "play." In "Oil and Water," a row of five rings attached to fishing lines are dropped into glasses of liquid again and again — the romantic devolving into the mundane. Through May 6 at the Bank, 11th St. and Baltimore, 816-221-5115. (R.T.B.) 

Public Collections

The City of Overland Park, Kansas, USA
FLATS Chicago

Private Collections

Julie Cohn
Kathleen Collins and Jeffery Love
Meredith and Tim Feher
Sandi and Larry Hackman
Carol and Jon Hake
Ben Hanson
Meredith and Ryan Laverty
Megan Magill
Keri and Dan Maginn
Nancy and James Nervig
Brain J Raleigh
Lauren and Micah Sukany

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