Zach Mory


Zach Mory


MFA, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 2008
MA, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 2007
BS, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 2005
AAS Graphic Design, College of DuPage, 2013



Let's Draw, James Watrous Gallery, Madison, WI (upcoming)
Solo Exhibition, The Bubbler, Madison, WI (upcoming)


Expanding Borders: 2nd Biennial at Olivet Nazarene University (curated by Joanne Aono), (third place), Bourbanais, IL
People Made Visible pop-up, West Chicago, IL
Artprize 2016, Grand Rapids, IL
74th Midwestern Biennial, Rockford Museum of Art (one of two juror's picks), Rockford, IL
Luck of the Draw: A survery of contemporary drawing, The Bubbler, Madison, WI


6th Anniversary Show, Water Street Studios (curated by Aron Packer), Batavia, IL
Artprize 2015, Calvin College (106) Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
The Base Line: An Exhibition on Drawing (Curated by Aron Packer), Arc Gallery, Chicago, IL
Little Galleries (Little Monroe Gallery), Madison, WI
Drawn 2, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Poetic Dialogue Exchange (collaboration with Kevin Prufer), Chicago, IL


Marks and Monsters, solo exhibition though Artslant, Chicago, IL
Celeste Prize, Assab One, Milan, Italy
Artprize 2014, Cathedral Square, Grand Rapids, MI
Lovey Town: "I Can't Spell Group Without A You" (A group show about group shows), Madison, WI
Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival, SLAC pop-up, Chicago, IL
2014 CAA ArtExchange, Chicago, IL


Fountain Art Fair, Chicago, IL
Abstract Impact, Prairie State University, Chicago, IL
Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival, SLAC pop-up, Chicago, IL


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


Work on Paper, Governor's State University, University Park, IL
Artprize 2011, Women's City Club (curated by the Kendall College of Art), 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


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


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 Continued, Shotgun House, Portland, OR
Paper Works, 734 Gallery, Madison, WI
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

Studio Visit, Winter 2015
365 Artists/365 Days, Featured Artist
Starry Night’s Publication - Artists to Look Out For
Drawing Served, Featured Artist (Behance's Curated drawing site)
Studio Visit, Summer 2014
Sixty Inches From Center, September 2013
New American Paintings #95 Midwest, August 2011
Brainflower, May 2013
ElevenEleven Journal issue 10, California College of the Arts, August 2011
Burnaway (, review for SLOW, September 2011
Flagpole (, review for SLOW, September 2011
NewCity Art, review for Light and Air, November 2010
Interview for Sketchpages (, September 2009

Awards, Grants and Residencies

Juror's Pick (Sarah Krepp), 74th Midwestern Biennial, June 2016
Best in Show, 6th Anniversary Show, September 2015
Artist Seed Grant for 2015 Artprize, June 2015
ARTslant Juried Winner, July 2014
Best Portfolio, College of DuPage Portfolio Night 2013
Best Illustration for "Danny's World", College of DuPage Portfolio Night 2013 Adobe Achievement Design Awards Semi-Finalist, 2013
Participant, Coalition Gallery through the CAC, 2010-2011
Residency, Chicago Artist Coalition at the Merchandise Mart, 2010-2012
Visiting Artist, Waubonsee Community College, 2010
Temkin Award, 2008
Porter Butts Purchase Award, 2008
Wisconsin Union Directorate Award, 2008
MFA Fellowship Award, 2007
Wisconsin Union Directorate Award, 2005

Teaching Experience

College of DuPage—Typography, Digital Illustration 1, Graphic Design 1, Identity Design, 2013–present
Waubonsee Community College—Sugar Grove, IL Drawing 1 and 2, 2011–2013
University of Wisconsin–Madison—Madison, WI Life Drawing, 2008–2010
Carthage College—Kenosha, WI Drawing and Life Drawing, 2008–2010
Ripon College—Ripon, WI Drawing 1 and Digital Art, 2010–2011
Lawrence University—Appleton, WI Drawing 1 and Intro to Studio Arts, 2009