Biography S

Short bios for specific events.

Glenn Zucman

Jane’s Walk ’17

Hi! I’m Glenn Zucman, a Los Angeles based Artist & Arts Educator. I’ve always been interested in portraits and identity. In the past I’ve made portraits with paint, with video installations, and with radio conversations.

Over time my interest in portraits and identity has evolved into a passion for speech. I’ve come to appreciate how incredibly fragile speech is. When Tehran issues a fatwa against Salman Rushdie, when Beijing imprisons Ai Weiwei, when Moscow incarcerates Nadya Tolokonnikova, when DC sentences Chelsea Manning, how many countless others get the message to self-censor? To never think an unauthorized thought? To accept things as they are? To think twice before telling the truth?

Speech is not only courageous acts on a national stage, it is also small acts of expressing identity. It is the desire to tell your story. The confidence to believe that anyone might care. In recent years I have tried to focus on projects that give voice to as many extra/ordinary individuals as possible.

WordCamp OC ’17

Hi! I’m Glenn Zucman, a Los Angeles based Artist & Arts Educator. My work includes Painting, Printmaking, Video, Installation , Robots, and Avatars. I’m currently interested in Public Art, Social Practice, and Civil Rights in Cyberspace. I’ve used WordPress to support my teaching at Long Beach State University, and to create the alternate colleges Runaway University & Medici University. I’ve helped students use WordPress to create their own ePortfolios.

TEDxCSULB 2017

Hi! I’m Glenn Zucman, a Los Angeles based Artist & Arts Educator. My work includes Representational-Abstract Painting, Graphic Printmaking, Video Installation, Robot Artists, and Avatar Identity. Most recently I’ve been interested in Public Art, Social Practice, and Civil Rights in Cyberspace. I’ve produced the Arts Interview radio programs Border Patrol for American Public Media, and Strange Angels for KBeach Radio. In the past 12 years I’ve taught 4,695 students at CSULB. Across this time I’ve come to believe that education cannot be taught by lecture, like pouring oil into an engine, but instead must be an individually discovered path.

Photo of Rhiannon Aarons, Glenn Zucman & Bree Olson sitting and smiling in front of a red brick building on the CSULB campus
Rhiannon Aarons, Glenn Zucman & Bree Olson at the University Theater at CSU Long Beach on the occasion of Olson’s visiting artist talk with my students.