Carl Zimmerman is a Canadian artist ( b.1951 ), living in Nova Scotia. For over two and a half decades, his installation and photographic practice has explored the idea of constructed environments, the monumental, the ruin and the utopian. Of particular interest is the role played by Neo-classical architecture, an interest that began with the artist’s early memories of civic and industrial buildings in his home town of Hamilton, Ontario.
Within a Cold War context, his installation work is known for creating minimal, dimly lit spaces, often with audio. His photowork, which is also about creating spaces, is a digital combination of an architectural model and other sources.
Carl Zimmerman has exhibited his work in Canada, the U.S. and Europe and his work has been included in numerous large public, corporate and private collections.