A multidisciplinary artist from Winnipeg MB, Collin Zipp obtained his BFA from the University of Manitoba’s School of Art in 2005 and his MFA from the University of Lethbridge in 2011. His work explores notions of viewer experience and expectation. Interested in trickery and deception, Zipp’s work challenges viewers to assess their perceptions of what they think art is or should be.
Working with a variety of media including video and sculpture, Zipp has exhibited his work widely both nationally and internationally in both solo and group exhibitions and screenings. Selected exhibiting venues include Saskatoon’s Paved New Media, Winnipeg’s Plug In ICA, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Wynick/Tuck in Toronto, Gatineau’s Daimon, the Boston Underground Film Festival, Halifax`s eyelevelgallery, Outpost for Contemporary Art and the MOCCA Geffen in Los Angeles, the Kelowna Art Gallery and the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal.
Upcoming exhibitions include a solo show at Caravansérail Centre D'artistes in Rimouski PQ and participation in a group show entitled The Circus of Objects in Winnipeg MB.
Zipp’s MFA thesis exhibition titled Selected Works will be open to the public from September 15 -30 at the Penny Building situated at 324-5th Street South in downtown Lethbridge. Zipp currently lives in Lethbridge where he teaches in the Art Department at the University of Lethbridge.