Jeremy Zierau

September 3 - November 18, 2016

Jeremy Zierau works as a Software Engineer by day and artist by night. He lives a disciplined routine of waking, working, art-making, eating and sleeping. His art making process is embedded in this routine as he gradually collects objects and pairs them together conceptually and physically.  Once the pairing has been constructed, Zierau distances himself from the art object and approaches the work days or weeks later to respond objectively.  Zierau’s accompanied writing is an examination on the objective process and the reception of the work as the viewer.  

Zierau explores human communication and the methods we use to process data. He creates semi-objective objects, renderings and videos that focus on the late 20th century ideology of artistic inclusiveness and the rise of the Arts & Craft stores. Zierau holds a BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art.


Jeremy Zierau's exploration of human communication reaches beyond the object and image into audio communication. While in residence, Zierau launched a weekly podcast dedicated to topics unrelated to art. Topics include:  food, pantsuits, bad cartoons, tree forts, nu-metal, insomnia, alternate dimensions, and Britney Spears.  Zierau says he is “actively looking for ways to get past this whole 20th century notion of what an artist is/believes in/does/etc.” 

Britney Spears

In the 8th Episode of Irrelevant, Jeremy Zierau and Meghan Lyon discuss the plight of the modern artist. Meghan Lyon is a Brooklyn-based artist. 


Tree Forts

Jeremy Zierau and Greg Smaller examine the complexities of Tree Forts!  Smaller is a mixed media artist and founder of Rita Records. 


Alternate Dimensions

Episode 7 features Jeremy Zierau and Olin Caprison in conversation about alternate dimensions. A multi-instrumentalist, Caprison composes and dissects diverse styles of music in search of a syncretic narrative of human sound. View his work


Worst Cartoons Ever

Jeremy discusses the worst cartoons ever created with Shelby Ling, a colour obsessed textile designer who lives in San Diego, California. 


In Episode 6 of Irrelevant Jeremy Zierau and Aaron James Kuhn focus on insomnia while touching upon the Aaron James Kuhn Persona Collective, work schedules and Kuhn's honeymoon. 



In the second episode of Irrelevant, Jeremy talks with Peter Zohore about Pantsuits. Zohore, an Ivorian-American performative artist, explores ideas of privilege, romance, and miscommunication within domestic and professional spaces. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.


Episode 5 of Irrelevant features artist Trevor Amery, a sculptor and installation artist. Jeremy Zierau chats with Amery about Nu-Metal, an alternative type of metal music that combines elements of various music genres such as funk, hip-hop, and grunge. Amery graduated with a Bachelors from Maryland Institute College of Art and is a candidate for a Master of Fine Arts degree at University of California, San Diego.  


Episode one of Irrelevant features Jeremy Zierau in conversation with multi-disciplinary artist, Chris Bennett. Bennett graduated from Cooper Union and is currently living in the Wilds of Pennsylvania.   Zierau and Bennett discuss food practice, overpriced sandwiches, tomato infestations and much more.