Education:

                Completed 2015:                 Master of Fine Arts, Emphasis Studio Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  

                Completed 2013:                 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Emphasis in Painting, University of Colorado Denver

 

 

Honors & Awards:

                2016       Honorable mention, 11th Annual National Mixed Media Exhibition, Imago Art Foundation

2015       PAFA Fellowship Trust, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 

2013       Merit Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 

2010       2nd place Best in Show Printmaking Pikes Peak Community College Student Show

2009-2010      Pikes Peak Community College Foundation Scholarship

2009       Honorable mention Nature’s Palette Plien Air Competition                                                       

 

Solo Exhibitions:                    

2012-2013      Primero: Empty Spaces, Buxiejo Gallery, Denver, Colorado   

2011       Questioning Existence, Buxiejo Galley, Denver, Colorado  

2010       Mortal Plight, Suga’s, Colorado Springs, Colorado

2008       Pike Peak Library District, Colorado Springs, Colorado

 

Group Exhibitions:

 2017       50th annual Pennsylvania Art of The State, Pennsylvania State Museum, Harrisburg, PA

 2016       11th Annual National Mixed Media Exhibition, Imago Art Foundation, Warren, RI. Juror: Santiago Cucullu

                53rd Annual National Juried Exhibition at the Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA, Juror: Holly Hughes

                Recycled, Repurposed, Recovered: Found Object Art, A.D. Gallery, University of North Carolina, Pembroke

                16th annual Mid-Atlantic New Painting Competition, UMW galleries, Fredericksburg, VA, Juror: Lauren Ross, ICA Virginia

2015       Instinct, Parliament arts organization, York, PA

               Sensory Over Load, Whitdelarts, Detroit, MI

               5 into One, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

              114th Annual Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia, PA

              Hello my Name is Automat, AUTOMAT COLLECTIVE, Philadelphia, PA

              Merge, SuRGe Gallery, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

2014       Now Look Here, Gallery 128 at The Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

               Luminosity, 5 person invitational, Pike peak Community College Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO

               Convergence, Gallery 128 at The Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

               2014 National Juried MFA Competition, New York, New York, Juror: Asya Geisberg  

               Pixels of Identity, Mixer Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

              Pixels of Identity, Laura Harber Galley, Buenos Aires, Argentina

              Ripping and Sticking, Gallery360, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

2013       Perceptual Imagination, UCD BFA Thesis Exhibition, RedLine, Denver, Colorado

2012       Mind Pool Juried show, Next gallery, Denver, Colorado

               UCD Juried Student Show, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, Colorado/Juror: Tina Goodwin, Goodwin Fine Art

2011       November Group show, Artist Haven, Fort Lauderdale Florida

               Pancakes and Booze, Denver, Colorado

              Breaking the Batter, Denver, Colorado

              Creating the Universe, Theory and Practice Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2010      The Anschutz Gallery winter juried exhibition, Denver, Colorado

              Hope is Always in Fashion, Pink Ribbon Foundation fundraiser Denver, Colorado

              Art for Ransom, C.V. A, Denver, Colorado

             The Print Event, juried exhibition, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado

              6th Annual Roll Bike Art Festival, Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs. Colorado

              Spirituality and Enlightenment, Juried exhibition, Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs, Colorado

             Homo Reus, Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs, Colorado 

            Gender Issues, Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs, Colorado

2009       Art for Ransom, RedLine, Denver, Colorado

              Nature’s Palette, Pike Peak library district, Plien Air Competition, Colorado Springs, Colorado

              5th Annual Roll Bike Art Festival, Warehouse Gallery, Colorado Springs, Colorado

              Political Landscape, juried exhibition, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, Colorado

              Pike’s Perk Coffee House Colorado Springs, Colorado

2008       4th Annual Roll Bike Art Festival, Smoke Brush Gallery, Colorado Springs, Colorado

 

Collections:

                                American Campus Communities, at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

 

Public Published Notoriety:

                                Saatchi Art, “New This Week 6/30/2014”, Curated by Rebecca Wilson, http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Collage-Drawing/New-This-Week-6-30-2014/153961/77129/view

Michael Joseph Publishing, “Artists Members-Summer Edition” 2012, Ft Lauderdale, Florida, p 127

Kathyrn Roberts, “Art Erotica 2012,” January 2012, p 19

 

Galleries/Artist Registries:

Buxiejo Gallery, Denver, Colorado, June 2011-May 2013  

Artist Haven, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Oct 2011-Oct 2012

Saatchi online, www.saatchionline.com/zachzecha

 

Community Service:

Redline gallery, Denver, Colorado, May-June 2013

                                Redline gallery, Art for Ransom, August 2009

                                PPCC Gallery, student show, 2009

Community/Group:

Automat Collective: Founding member, 319 n 11th street 2nd floor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 2015-OCT 2015

Barbra Kasten Colloquium: PAFA representative, at The Institute for Contemporary Art. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Spring 2015

Founder - Art Imitates Life, a weekly, art theory discussion group, Denver, Colorado 2010-2012

Member – Big Picture Group, Manitou Springs, Colorado

 

 

 


BIOAGRAPHY

Zach Zecha is a human, fairly imperfect. He makes art, and hopes to be more than the sum of his parts. 


ARTIST STATEMENT

 

In my work it is important to note that a large portion of the materials are up-cycled materials. In order to feed myself I currently work in home remodeling/house painting. From this the use of wood, drywall, and paint influence the structure that my work takes. The combination of industrial materials and incorporation of found imagery allows me to create vibrant low and high relief collages. The  physical presence of my work speaks to the subject matter that influences the imagery and themes. Whether it is influenced by my past growing up in the southwest or surrounding a thought about how we as people function in the world. My work activates the space in a playful manner with the combination of seemingly disparate elements.