Elected a member of The National Academy of Design, New York, 2009. Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities for Academic Year 2007-2008. Guest Curator, American Folk Art Museum, NY, for the exhibition, Gilded Lions and Jeweled Horses, From the Synagogue to the Carousel, 2007-2008. State University of New York at Purchase – Kempner Distinguished Professor, 1997. State University of New York at Purchase - Professor, 1977 to present. State University of New York at New Paltz - Assistant Professor, 1972-76. Silvermine-Lacoste School of Art, Lacoste, France - Director, 1972. Lehman College, City University of New York - Lecturer, 1972. Silvermine College of Art - Chairman, Graphics Department, Assistant Professor, 1969-71. Pratt Graphics Center - Instructor, 1968-71. Cornell University - Teaching assistant, 1963-65
Florida Holocaust Museum, 2014; Bonhams Auction Galleries, 2013; American Folk Art Museum, New York, 2006, 2007; Houston Holocaust Museum, Houston, Texas, 2006; Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY, 1989, 1992, 2003, 2005; Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois, 2001; Millbrook School, Millbrook, New York, 2001; Central School of Art, Adelaide, Australia, 2000; College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2000; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, 1996; The Sydney Jewish Museum, Sydney, Australia, 1996; University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 1996; The Jewish Museum, Friedman Lecture Series, New York, NY, 1995 Holocaust Memorial Museum and Educational Center, Madeira Beach, FL, 1994 Rockland Center for the Arts, NY, 1994 Purchase College, Jewish Studies Program, Purchase NY, 1994; Amsterdam School of the Arts, Amsterdam, Holland, 1993; Suffolk Community College, Selden NY, 1993; University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 1993; National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA, 1989; S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, NY, 1989; Haifa University, Haifa, Israel, 1988; Aberdeen Print Studio, Aberdeen, Scotland, 1983; Duncan of Jordan Stone School of Art, Dundee, Scotland, 1983; Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland, 1983; Saint Martins School of Art, London, England, 1981; Chelsea School of Art, London, England, 1981; Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1973, 1975, 1977; Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, 1970; Franconia College, Franconia, NH, 1970
Other Professional Experience
Guest Curator, American Folk Art Museum, NY, Gilded Lions and Jeweled Horses, From the Synagogue to the Carousel, 2007-08; Selected to head the Purchase College delegation to Technos International Week, 2007 in Japan supported by the Tanaka Foundation Atelier Project: Proposed, developed, and coordinated the publication of sixteen original prints by internationally known artists for a study collection for the 64-campus system of the State University of New York. The $100 thousand budget was raised privately. 1983-86; Design and Historical Consultant for Building Project, Western Heritable Investment Corporation. 1985-86; Advisory Council, School of Art, Architecture, and Planning, Cornell University. 1978-8; Fellowships and Grants Richard Florshiem Art Fund , funding for the catalogue for retrospective exhibition, 2002; New York State Council on the Arts Grant for Artists’ Books Fellowship, 1995-96; Museum of American Folk Art Travel Grant to Romania for the Synagogue and the Carousel Project, 1995 and to the Ukraine, 1996; Smart Foundation for the Synagogue and the Carousel, Jewish Folk Art project, NY, 1995, 1996; Dorot Foundation grant for The Synagogue and The Carousel, Jewish folk art project, 1993-4; U.U.P./S.U.N.Y. travel to collections award, 1993, 2000; Dutchess County Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowship in Artists Books, 1991; Visiting Artist Fellowship Program, to publish a suite of prints on the Holocaust, Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, PA, 1987, 1998; Faculty Award, SUNY at Purchase, 1986, '88, '91, '92, 96, 06, 2013 ; Dutchess County Arts Council Award for the mural for the Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1980-81; State University of New York Research Award, for experimentation in high relief collage, drawings, prints, and cast paper, 1976; Fellowship to Oslo, Norway, given by the Royal Norwegian Government for the study of Edvard Munch's art, 1971; Fellowship to Paris France, given to the winners of a national competition sponsored by the Harriet Hale Wooley Foundation, administered at the Fondation des Etats-Unis, Cite Universitaire, Paris, France, 1965-66
Collections (partial listing)
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Brooklyn Museum, NYC; College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, CT; Elmhurst College, IL; First National Bank, Chicago, IL; Florida Holocaust Museum; Jewish Museum, NYC; Johnson Museum, Ithaca, NYC; Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio; Museum of Modern Art, NYC; Museum of Modern Art, Haifa, Israel; National Academy Museum, NYC; National Collection, Washington, DC; National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA; Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY; New York Public Library, NYC; Nicholls State University, Louisiana Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Ronald Lauder Collection, NYC; Royal Norwegian Government Collection, Oslo, Norway; Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel; University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; Rosenwald Collection, Philadelphia, PA; U.S.I.A. Collections; University of Central Florida; University of Colorado; University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.
Commissioned to paint the official portraits of former Purchase College Presidents Michael Hammond, and Dr. Abbot Kaplan, 2003
Gilded Lions and Jeweled Horses, From the Synagogue to the Carousel, book/catalogue for the 2007-08 exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum, NY / Winner, National Jewish Book Award, Visual Arts Category, 2007 The exhibition was reviewed by over 20 publications worldwide. Bloomberg Television and WBAI and other TV and radio outlets have done interviews. / Murray Zimiles, The Fire Paintings, The Book of Fire, Exhibition catalogue for exhibition held at the Stuart Levy Gallery, New York City, Essays by Murray Zimiles and Christopher Busa 1992 / "Boris", catalogue essay in Boris Margo, A Retrospective, curated by Murray Zimiles for the Provincetown Art Association and Museum Provincetown, MA, and the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL, 1988 / "Atelier Project", Provincetown Arts, 1986 / "Windmills: Energy Without Pollution, Historic Preservation, 1975 / The Lithographic Workshop Around The World, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1974 / Early American Mills, Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 1973 / The Technique of Fine Art Lithography, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1970 / Baigel, Matthew, Jewish Art in America, Rowman and Littlefield, 2007, pgs. 171, 179-180, fig. 180 / Baigell, Matthew, Jewish-American Artists and the Holocaust, 1997, Cover, pgs. 51, 62, 71-72, 114-115, fig. 9.
Andre van der Wende, Artscope, Murray Zimiles, Recent Paintings, August 2013 / Cembalest, Robin, Art Talk, Putting the Ark Before the Horse, Art News, Pg. 39, December 2007 / McGee, Celia, Faith and Fantacy at the Carousel, Art, New York Times, Sunday, September 30, 2007 / Schwendener, Martha, Sacred Skills Thrive On a Merry-Go-Round, Art Review, The New York Times, Friday, October 5, 2007 / Gouveia, Georgette, A History of Carving Works of Art, Life and Style, The Journal News, Front page, Sunday, November 18, 2007 / Mascolo, Frances McQueeney, Gilded Lions and Jeweled Horses, Antiques and the Arts Weekly, October 5, 2007 / Herschthal, Eric, The Arts, From Synagogue Ark To Amusement Park, The Jewish Week September 20, 2007 / WPYX, Ion Media Networks, Albany, NY, half hour broadcast, Subject Matters with Gary McLouth, Artist Murray Zimiles, 2006 / MacMillan, Sunny, An Artist Who Leaves No Shadows, The Country and Abroad Magazine, pgs. 90-95, Winter 2005-2006 / William Zimmer, Art Review, Paintings Whose Figures Tell Tales, Murray Zimiles, A Retrospective, New York Times, November 23, 2003 / Consoli, Grace, Murray Zimiles, A Retrospective, Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Arts Media, New England’s Guide to the Visual Arts, March 15 – April 15, 2003 / Australian Broadcasting Corporation, The Philip Satchel Show, one hour interview about BMG Gallery Exhibition, Murray Zimiles, Adelaide Australia, 2000 / Rosenblum, Sylvia, Arts Magazine, Eastside Radio 89.7 interview about lecture and workshop at College of Fine Art, University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia, 2000 / Donelly, Marea, “War crimes fire a burning passion”, The Book of Fire exhibition at the Sydney Jewish Museum, The Daily Telegraph, Arts Section, Sydney, Australia, March 8, 1996 / Rothwell, Nicolas, “Eternal Flame”, The Book of Fire exhibition at the Sydney Jewish Museum, The Australian Magazine, Showcase, March 2-3, 1996 / “Best of it”, The Book of Fire, exhibition at the Sydney Jewish Museum, The Australian Financial Review, Weekend Review of the Arts, March 15, 1996 / Michaels, Dannielle, “My passion, my obsession, The Book of Fire exhibition at the Sydney Jewish Museum, The Australian Jewish News, March 15, 1996 / Lowe, Jillen, “The Zimiles”, Compelling Art, Dutchess Magazine, Dutchess County, NY, Spring, 1996 / Wix, Elizabeth, “A Fiery Echo of the Hollocaust, Murray Zimiles”, New York Newsday, Manhattan and Long Island Editions, 1993 / Dworkin,"Murray Zimiles", Art News, April 1992 / Paine, Piera,"Murray Zimiles", 30 minute broadcast interview for the program Conversations in the Arts, WBAI, February 20, 1992 / Raynor, Vivien,"Krasdale Foods...Gallery Project...", New York Times, Sunday, May 5, 1991 / Busa, Chris, "Murray Zimiles", New England Arts, August, 1986 / Caldwell, John, "Murray Zimiles", New York Times, Sunday, January 4, 1978 / Justin, Gale, "Murray Zimiles", Arts Magazine, January, 1978 / "A Portfolio of Prints by Young Printmakers", Artist Proof, 1971
Selected One-Man Exhibitions
2015 Shchukin Gallery, NY; 2014-15 Florida Holocaust Museum 2013; Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA; 2008 Morrison Gallery, Kent, CT; 2007-08 Guest Curator of Gilded Lions and Jeweled Horses, American Folk Art Museum, NY, traveled to the Fennimore Museum, Cooperstown, NY; 2006 Houston Holocaust Museum, Houston, Texas; 2004 New Arts Gallery, Litchfield, CT; 2003 Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY; 2003 Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, MA; 2002 Tremaine Gallery, Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT; 2001 Elmhurst College, IL 2001 Warner Gallery, Holbrook Center, Millbrook School, NY; 1998, 2000 BMG Gallery, Adelaide, Australia; 1999 DFN Gallery, New York, NY; 1996 Sydney Jewish Museum, Sydney, Australia; 1994 Holocaust Memorial Museum and Educational Center, Madeira Beach, FL; 1993 Suffolk Community College, Selden, NY; 1992 Cathedral of Saint John The Divine, New York, NY; 1992 Stuart Levy Gallery, New York, NY; 1989 National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA; 1987 Hahn Gallery, Chestnut Hill, PA; 1985 Vorpal Galleries, San Francisco, CA; 1984 Vorpal Galleries, New York, NY; 1983 Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, Scotland; 1982-86 Group Gallery, Provincetown, MA; 1981 Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; 1980-2003 Neuberger Museum, SUNY College at Purchase, NY; 1978 Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY; Sindin Galleries, New York, NY; 1977, 88 Kent School, Kent, CT; 1976 Wellfleet Art Gallery, Wellfleet, MA; 1974 State University of New York at New Paltz, NY; 1972 Kunstnerfaorbundet Gallery, Oslo, Norway 1971; Zingale Gallery, New York, NY; 1966 Centre Cultural de la Cite Universitaire, Paris, France; 1965 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Selected Group Exhibitions
1971-2015 Over one hundred group exhibitions across the United States and abroad including: Alfred College, NY; Associated American Artists Gallery, New York, NY; Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA; Central Connecticut State University Dusseldorf Art Multiples, Invitational, 1992, Germany; Forum Gallery, New York, NY; Graham Gallery, New York, NY; Group Gallery, Provincetown, MA; Hartford School of Art, Hartford, CT; Hicks-Epstein Gallery, Houston, TX; Idaho State University, ID; Illinois State University, IL; International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2012 ROC; Kansas State University, KS; Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, International Biennial Print Exhibition 2012; New Arts Gallery, CT; Nichols State University, Louisiana; North Carolina State University, NC; Pratt Graphics Center, National Show of Cast Paper Objects, New York, NY; Philadelphia College of Art, National Invitational, "Experiences in Offset Lithography", Philadelphia, PA; Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; P.S.1 "International Post Card Show", New York, NY; Rockland Center for the Arts, NY; Sindin Gallery, New York, NY; Society of American Graphic Artists, New York, NY; Stuart Levy Gallery, NY; SUNY Gallery, Albany, NY; SUNY Gallery, Purchase, NY; University of Arizona, Tempe, AZ; University of Central Florida; University of Colorado; University of Louisiana at Lafayette; University of Massachusetts; University of Southern California, CA; University of Tennessee, TN; Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY; Virginia Museum of Art, Richmond, VA; Wisconsin State University, WI