Born in 1955 in Wisconsin, Jim Isermann studied art at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and later received his MFA at the California Institute of the Arts. Jim Isermann’s artwork explores the relationship between abstraction and design. Using ordinary household materials like plywood, fabric, nylon, paint, and glass, he is best recognized for incorporating bold-vibrant patterns into artworks that include furniture, wall coverings, rugs, paintings, and fabric-covered sculptures. Recently, the artist was featured in a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Isermann has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts; Art Matters, Inc.; the J. P. Getty Fellowship for the Visual Arts; and a Guggenheim Fellowship. The artist’s works are in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The artist lives and works in Palm Springs.