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About Artist and Designer Jim Isermann

For over 30 years, Jim Isermann has crafted his style by taking post-war industrial design and mixing with fine art.  His work, which most often employs the use of bright colors, creates a happy world where both art and design coexist, and has included countless gallery and museum exhibitions, commissioned art installations in a multitude of mediums, and licensed products.Jim Isermann

Above:  Jim Isermann in his Palm Springs Studio. Photo by Jason Schmidt

Jim was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin; just south of Milwaukee. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin.  While studying there, he developed a fantasy of California architecture, beaches and landscape as being artificial, after looking at David Hockney Paintings, and decided he that is where he wanted to be.

Jim attended graduate school at the California Institute of the Arts, where he earned his Master of Fine Arts.  After finishing graduate school, he lived on the east side of Hollywood, and then Santa Monica, before moving to Palm Springs in 1997. 

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Above:  Jim Isermann's "Hedge" installation at the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, part of his 2020 Copy. Pattern. Repeat exhibit, which also featured his paintings and sculptures. Photo by Lance Gerber.

Jim Isermann spends his time producing commissioned projects as well as studio work for galleries and museum exhibitions. In addition, he is a Professor of Art at the University of California, Riverside.  Jim lives with his partner, David Blomster, and his dog, Happy.

At Tesselle, we are thrilled to translate Jim Isermann's work into cement tiles and can't wait to see installations of his wonderful work brought to life in our clients' projects.

More resources: 

Tesselle's current Jim Isermann collection

Jim Isermann's website

Palm Springs Life Magazine Article: Palm Springs-based Artist Explores Patterning Through Seemingly Endless Variations

Palm Springs Life Magazine Article: Come On, Get Happy!