My Bio

Art: Learned oil painting techniques from Karl Zipser, and human figure drawing from Minerva Durham, NYC. Exhibited paintings in Michigan at the Grand Rapid’s artprize.com. or in juried shows at the Dennos Museum and Oliver gallery. Exhibited charcoal/pastel drawings of the human figure in NYC at the springstudiosoho. Member of artandperception.com.

Publications: The Art of the Sleeping Bear Dunes, page 44. (Leelanau Press, 2013); The Artists’ Round Table, pages 108 – 115. (Mitchell Graphics, 2016)

Science: B.S from Columbia University; Ph.D. in the Neurosciences from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NYC; founding director of Jim Watson’s Neuroscience program at Cold spring Harbor Labs, NY; sabbatical with Candace Pert at NIH, MD; Professor of Physiology at Michigan State University, MI.

Born: in Germany as Birgit Ostermann; Birgit Zipser is my professional name.

oil painting