Zach Mory

Zach Mory comes from the small town of Cottage Grove, WI, a few miles southeast of Madison, WI. Initially trained as a life drawer, his work slowly turned towards the abstract and non-objective possibilities of art making as his undergraduate schooling continued at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In the spring of 2008, he received his MFA from UW-Madison with a concentration in drawing.

Zach’s work has been featured in New American Paintings, Starry Night’s Artists to Look Out For, Studio Visit, and Dialogist among others. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently having been selected for as a top five jurors pick inthe two-dimensional category at Artprize 2014, as a finalist for the Celeste Prize in Milan, Italy, and as a juried pick for Artslant’s 2014 Showcase series in which he was awarded a solo exhibition in Chicago, IL.

Since his graduation he has taught various courses throughout Wisconsin and Illinois at UW-Madison, Carthage College, Lawrence University, Ripon College and most recently at Waubonsee Community College and the College of DuPage in their graphic design program.

He currently lives in Glen Ellyn, IL with his wife Melanie and their beautiful baby daughter Josephinee.

Resume

Education

  • May 2013

    College of DuPage

    AAS in Graphic Design

    Completed the full graphic design degree at the College of DuPage, co-winning the Best Portfolio award for culmulative portfolio.

  • May 2008

    University of Wisconsin - Madison

    MFA

    Completed my MFA and MA from UW - Madison with an emphasis on drawing

  • May 2005

    University of Wisconsin - Madison

    Bachelor of Science in Art

    Completed Bachelor of Science degree in Art.

Teaching and Employment

  • August 2013 – present

    MDRT

    Website Coordinator

  • June 2013 – present

    College of DuPage

    Adjunct Instructor

    I teach Typography, Graphic Design 1, Digital Illustration 1, and Graphic Design 3 (identity design) at the College of DuPage.

  • June 2011 – May 2013

    WAubonsee Community College

    Adjunct Instructor

    Taught Drawing 1, Drawing 2 and Independent Studies

  • January 2009 – May 2011

    Ripon College

    Adjunct Instructor

    Taught Drawing 1 and Computer Art 1 and 2

  • September 2008 – May 2010

    Adjunct Instructor

    Carthage College

    Taught Drawing 1 and Life Drawing

  • September 2008 – May 2010

    University of Wisconsin – Madison

    Lecturer

    Taught Beginning through Advanced Life Drawing

  • January 2009 – May 2009

    Lawrence University

    Adjunct Instructor

    Taught Drawing 1 and Introduction to Studio Arts

Exhibitions

  • 2014

    Poetic Dialogue Exchange (collaboration with writer Kevin Prufer)

    travelling exhibition

  • Celeste Prize

    Assab One

    Milano, Italy

  • Artslant Prize Solo Exhibition

    Chicago, IL

  • Artprize 2014

    Cathedral Square

    Grand Rapids, MI

  • "I can't Spell Group Without A You"

    Lovey Town

    Madison, WI

  • 2014 Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival

    SLAC pop-up

    Chicago, IL

  • 2014 CAA ArtExchange

    Chicago, IL

  • 2013

  • Fountain Art Fair

    Manna Contemporary

    Chicago, IL

  • Prairie State University

    Chicago, IL

  • 2013 Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival

    SLAC pop-up

    Chicago, IL

  • Local Arts Night through People Made Visible

    featured artist

    West Chicago, IL

  • 2012

  • Artprize 2012

    Calvin College Gallery (106)

    Grand Rapids, MI

  • PreOccupied

    Fine Arts Building through Michigan University

    Chicago, IL

  • Solo Exhibition

    Morton College

    Chicago, IL

  • 1562 Collective

    River North Lofts

    Chicago, IL

  • 2011

  • Work on Paper

    Governor's State University

    University Park, IL

  • Artprize 2011

    Women's City Club (curated by Kendall College)

    Grand Rapids, MI

  • S L O W

    Lamar Dodd School of Art

    University of Georgia, Athens, GA

  • Light and Air 2

    Coalition Gallery

    Chicago, IL

  • Multiplicity

    Merchandise Mart

    Chicago, IL

  • B-Sides

    Coalition Gallery

    Chicago, IL

  • 2010

  • Light and Air

    Coalition Gallery

    Chicago, IL

  • Geometrically Speaking

    Abryant Gallery

    Chicago, IL

  • Bright New Talent

    Coalition Gallery

    Chicago, IL

  • DELINEATE: A Drawing Invitational

    University of South Carolina

    McMaster Gallery

  • Solo Exhibition

    Ripon College

    Ripon, WI

  • 2009

  • Big Bangs II

    Dean Jensen Gallery

    Milwaukee, WI

  • Paper Works

    Gallery RFD

    Swainsboro, GA

  • 22nd Annual Works on Paper

    McNeese State University

    Lake Charles, LA

  • 2008 and earlier

  • In Cahoots

    Overture Center for the Arts

    Madison, WI

  • Beginnings and Ends: An MFA Exhibit

    Project Lodge

    Madison, WI

  • 80th Annual UW Student Art Show

    Porter Butts Gallery

    Madison, WI

  • Third Year Review

    7th Floor Gallery

    Madison, WI

  • QUIET/loud

    Overture Center for the Arts

    Madison, WI

  • Red-Headed Stepchild

    7th Floor Gallery

    Madison, WI

  • The UW-Madison MFA Show

    Steinhiber Gallery

    Oshkosh, WI

  • Drawn: An MA Exhibition

    734 Gallery

    Madison, WI

  • Paper Works

    734 Gallery

    Madison, WI

  • Paper Works Continued

    Shotgun House

    Portland, OR

  • First Base

    7th Floor Gallery

    Madison, WI

  • Men Who Sew

    Green Lantern Gallery

    Mineral Point, WI

  • 77th Annual UW Student Art Show

    Porter Butts Gallery

    Madison, WI

  • 73rd Annual UW Student Art Show

    Porter Butts Gallery

    Madison, WI

  • Bob Schultz and Students

    Kingsfoot Gallery

    Madison, WI

Publications/Reviews

  • DIALOGIST

    September 2014
  • Starry Night's "Artist to Look Out For"

    September 2014
  • 365 Artists: Frank Juarez and Greymatter Gallery

    July 2014
  • Featured on Behance's curated site"Drawing Served"

    June 2014
  • Studio Visit

    summer 2014

  • Brainflower (featured artist and designer of tradtional illustration chapter page)

    May 2013 and March 2014

  • Sixty Inches From Center

    September 2013

  • New American Paintings #95 Midwest

    August 2011

  • ElevenEleven Journal issue 10, California College of the Arts

    August 2011

  • Burnaway (burnaway.org), review for SLOW

    September 2011

  • Flagpole (flagpole.com), review for SLOW

    September 2011

  • NewCity Art, review for Light and Air

    November 2010

  • Interview for Sketchpages (sketchpages.blogspot.com)

    September 2009

Awards

  • Artprize 2014

    Juror's shortlist

    Grand Rapids, MI

  • Celeste Prize

    Finalist (Painting and Drawing category)

    Milano, Italy

  • Artslant Prize

    Juror's pick round 5
  • Artslant Prize Solo Exhibition

    Chicago, IL

  • Best Portfolio

    College of DuPage Portfolio Night 2013

    Glenn Ellyn, IL

  • Best Illustration

    College of DuPage Portfolio Night 2013

    Glenn Ellyn, IL

  • Adobe Achievement Design Awards

    Semi-Finalist

    Glenn Ellyn, IL

  • Temkin Award

    Madison, WI

  • Wisonsonsin Union Directorate Award

    Madison, WI

  • Porter Butts Purchase Award

    Madison, WI

  • MFA Fellowship Award

    Semi-Finalist

    Madison, WI

Contact

Contact Zach at zach@zachmory.com