Jana Zimmer

  • Cuba Libre
  • Woman
  • Climate Holocaust

Jana Zimmer is a Santa Barbara artist and writer who has exhibited in solo and group shows for twenty-five years in California, across the U.S., and internationally, in Spain, the Czech Republic, Germany, Bulgaria, China, and New Zealand.  She is a member of the Santa Barbara Printmakers, the Los Angeles Printmakers, the Southern California Jewish Artists’ Initiative, and the New York Jewish Art Salon. She has also served on the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission.


International exhibits include the 34th International Miniprint in Cadaques, Spain,  a three-woman exhibit, with a Czech and a German artist, in Freiberg, Germany, in 2015 entitled “We Are Still Here”, and exhibits in Prague and at the Terezin Ghetto Museum, in 2007.  Two of her assemblage pieces, “For Ritta”, and “Balkan Ghosts” have traveled the world as part of the Women Beyond Borders international feminist exhibit (www.womenbeyondborders.org), and will be housed permanently at the University of California, Santa Barbara.


In September, 2015 and October, 2019, her work was included in the Jerusalem International Biennale. She was a presenter in March of 2015 at the Conney Conference at the University of Southern California and is also an author of an art book, with fiber artist Sharon Marcus, entitled “Collaboration”.


Her new memoir, “Chocolates From Tangier” will be published by Doppelhouse Press in January, 2023.  This work traces her journey of Return, through her art, as the only child of two Holocaust survivors.


She has also been a practicing lawyer for 40 years, and has authored the first ‘coffee table law book’, “Navigating the California Coastal Act” (Solano Press, 2018), which contains ten of her digital collages.


Jana’s work includes monotype, collage, assemblage and mixed media on the themes of historical and political responsibility and memory.


Contact: zimmerccc@gmail.com          (805) 705-3784




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    • Santa Barbara, CA
      US - East

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