USM Art Department

Annie Lee-Zimerle Christmas Card

Welcome the Newest Faculty to the Art Department and the Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts

Annie Lee-Zimerle

With the retirement of Rebecca Goodale, the Art Department is pleased to introduce Rebecca’s successor at the helm of the Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts.  Aemin (Annie) Lee- Zimerle will become the new Program Coordinator for the Center for Book Arts beginning in September. Annie is also the Art Department’s newest Assistant Professor of Art.

Annie Lee-Zimerle is an interdisciplinary artist with a background in printmaking, painting and drawing. Interested in transferring her thoughts into tangible forms, she began to draw. Her work is often narrative based and a reflection of her thoughts on domesticity and the mundaneness of culture. Her research results in prints, book arts, and paintings that explore the act of moving from one culture or language to another, cast against a corresponding, more inexorable move from childhood to adulthood. 

Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in museums and galleries and is in numerous private and public collections, including the Dayton Metro Library in Dayton, Ohio, Harold Washington Public Library in Chicago and the Joan Flash Artists’ Book Collection in Chicago, IL.

Annie Lee-Zimerle has held solo exhibitions at Springfield Museum of Art, Kent State University, and Paper Circle Southeast Ohio’s Center for Paper and Book Arts, among other locations. She recently was an artist in residence at Cleveland Institute of Art and at the Studios at MASS MoCA. She was also featured on The Art Show on PBS. 

Artist's Book, "Drees Me", by Annie Lee-Zimerle

Artist's Book, Dress Me, 4 1/2"x7" (closed), screenprint and letterpress on paper, bookcloth and board, by Annie Lee-Zimerle


Image Above: Seasons Greetings, 9 1/2"X28 1/2" (open), reduction relief on paper, by Annie Lee-Zimerle