Zigmunds Priede

Zigmunds Priede


Website: http://www.zigpriede.com

   27570 w 135th Street, Olathe, KS, 66061

Latvian-American Artist b.1935

Artist’s Statement

Many of my works begin with some kind of printing process and develop through the use of collage, paint, and other materials. The presence of hand, automatism, and fortuitous happenings are all significant ingredients. The works are abstract with emphasis on form as foundation and meaning. They form relationships augmented with semiotic associations that need not have specific or exclusive meaning. Diverse viewer interpretations of these associations become an accumulation of meanings over time. Because these works evolve over a prolonged period of time that may extend, many years, I choose to call them ‘aggregate time’ works. They represent certain moments of a creative process that is forever ongoing, like the interpretive process.


MA, Fine Arts, University of California, Berkeley, 1962

BA, Fine Arts, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1959

Public Collection (Highlights)

The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Walker Art Center. Minneapolis, MN

Hamline University, Minneapolis, MN

St. Cloud State College, St Cloud, MN

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Cathedral Church of St. Mark, Minneapolis, MN

The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

William Jewell College, Liberty, MO

Hallmark Cards. Inc., Kansas City, MO

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS