Zachary Royer Scholz

San Francisco, California, USA
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Zachary Royer Scholz is an artist, critic, and curator based in San Francisco, California.  His visual work in sculpture, installation, painting, and photography uses reclaimed materials and appropriated structures to reveal the ways we shape and are shaped by the world.  He has exhibited his work at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, the K2 Contemporary Art Center, The San Diego Art Institute, and the Contemporary Jewish Museum.  He has been represented commercially by Eli Ridgway Gallery in San Francisco and David Salow Gallery in Los Angeles, and has participated in numerous exhibitions at alternative art spaces including Southern Exposure, The Lab, Intersection for the Arts, and New Langdon Arts.  He has been awarded a Kala Art Institute fellowship, and artist residencies at Headlands Center for the Arts and Recology.  In his academic and popular press writing he has investigated the history of alternative art spaces and shifts in the San Francisco Bay Area’s unique art ecology.  He also regularly reviews exhibitions for the online publication Art Practical.  He founded the alternative project space Project 7, co-directed PLAySPACE Gallery at the California College of Arts with Lindsey White, and co-curated the exhibition Illegitimate Business with Brion Nuda Rosch, which inaugurated the experimental curatorial project Will Brown. He has taught in the graduate Art and Architecture programs at California College of the Arts, and is currently a visiting faculty member of the Critique Program, a postgraduate art and critical theory program, based in Los Angeles. He holds a MFA in Painting and Drawing and a MA in Visual & Critical Studies from the California College of the Arts, and a BA in Art from Stanford University.

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