B ZIPPY & CO.
BZIPPY & COMPANY is a design line by artist Bari Ziperstein, made by hand in Glassell Park, CA in North East Los Angeles. The collections are inspired by the rich ceramic history of Southern California including the Funk Movement and Joe Soldate, Ziperstein's antique collecting roots of Chicago, Finnish patterns, California weather, and Joshua Tree National Park. The ceramic jewelry line consists of bits and parts of Ziperstein's totemic sculptures, reformed into breast plates, beads and pendants. Born in Chicago, she attended Cal Arts (2004) for her MFA and attended Ohio University (2000) graduating with a BFA in Painting and a Women's Studies Certificate. She lives and works in Los Angeles with her husband a home brewer/aerospace engineer and their new baby boy Lawrence.
Bari Ziperstein has a dual practice of design and fine art. A selection of recent fine art exhibitions includes Emma Gray HQ (2013); Totems in Indigo (2013) commissioned by the LA County Arts Commission Civic Art Program; Bristol Biennial (2012); Suburban, Chicago (2011); Santa Monica Museum of Art: Wall Works Project (2010); Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles (2010). In 2010, Ziperstein's project '1,095: One Year's Worth of Other People's Plates' was featured in Let Them Eat LACMA. Her exhibitions have been reviewed in numerous publications including: The Los Angeles Times, Flash Art, X-TRA, Los Angeles Weekly, Artnet, and Art Papers.