1361 Blvd of the Arts
Sarasota, FL 34236
Zerbe has an insatiable fascination for art that defines sustainable environments. Her printed monotypes and relief inclusions stretch beyond the confines of a gallery or studio wall, creating floating images within manipulated paper grids. Organic and manufactured textures, marks and rusted street inclusions press and pull her paper into complex landscapes. The process of separating paper from plates in printing moment is one that Zerbe experiences when each boiled bundle of her prepared inclusions are unfolded.
A native of the Midwest, 35 years arts career as faculty/administrator, Rochester Institute of Technology, and now a resident of Sarasota, Florida, both Sodervick and her work have been continuously shaped by her immediate surroundings, from terrain that feeds (her) artistically. Zerbe earned a BFA degree, Univ. NE-Omaha; MFA degree, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. Her professional commitment to printmaking expanded to include handmade paper. The past ten years experimental printing with encaustic/mixed media has become the signature for her abstract environments.
Art residencies (WA, VT, MA, TN, NE, FL, NY, ME, NC) have served as valued incentives for creative direction, Sodervick established working studios FL, SC, NY, CT; gallery representation/corporate and private collections/commissions throughout USA; art workshops throughout Eastern and Midwestern states; juror for regional and national art granting competitions; director, curator for more than 40 galleries, archives, exhibitions throughout the country.
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