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Michael Zachary
updated: 09/01/2013
website: www.michaeljzachary.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Bachelor Party, CMYK
Dave at the Cabin, CMYK
An Ordinary Evening in New Haven, CMYK
Underground, CMYK
Viewing Platform, CMYK
Trailer, CMYK
Los Angeles 1, CMYK
Highland Lake, CMYK
Brooklyn
Athlone
 
Portfolio Keywords:  technology, meditative, pattern, systems, conceptual, language, landscape, mapping, obsessive, optical
 
 
Bachelor Party, CMYK by Michael Zachary
Bachelor Party, CMYK
ink on paper
2013
18" x  17.5" 
Dave at the Cabin, CMYK by Michael Zachary
Dave at the Cabin, CMYK
ink on paper
2013
19" x  25" 
An Ordinary Evening in New Haven, CMYK by Michael Zachary
An Ordinary Evening in New Haven, CMYK
ink on paper
2013
19" x  25" 
Underground, CMYK by Michael Zachary
Underground, CMYK
ink on paper
2013
25" x  19" 
Viewing Platform, CMYK by Michael Zachary
Viewing Platform, CMYK
ink on paper
2013
20" x  27" 
Trailer, CMYK by Michael Zachary
Trailer, CMYK
ink on paper
2013
28 " x  20 " 
Los Angeles 1, CMYK by Michael Zachary
Los Angeles 1, CMYK
ink on paper
2012
13 " x  17.5 " 
Highland Lake, CMYK by Michael Zachary
Highland Lake, CMYK
ink on paper
2012
12.5 " x  16.5 " 
Brooklyn by Michael Zachary
Brooklyn
ink on paper
2011
14 " x  18 " 
Athlone by Michael Zachary
Athlone
ink on paper
2011
12.5 " x  16.5 " 

Artist Statement

I make drawings using cyan, magenta, yellow, and black pens. These drawings replicate the appearance and the logic of commercial digital (CMYK) printing, placing my own body in the role of the mechanical printer and requiring me to create images in painfully slow and deliberate ways.

These self imposed limitations impose a type of modular construction on the drawings that obliviates the visual distinctions between individual objects. I am interested in dematerializing traditionally perceived boundaries between things and forcing viewers to navigate a world where the boundaries of “inside” and “outside”, “home” and “other”, and "this" and "that" become uncertain. I am particularly interested the liminal spaces between the built and the organic, and even more interested in the emotional and political forces at work in those spaces and the ways in which they shape us.

Artist Bio / CV

Michael Zachary was born in 1980 in Connecticut, raised in New Hampshire, and has lived or worked in every New England state except Rhode Island (as well as Austin, Texas and Rome, Italy). He earned a B.A. in Visual Arts from Bowdoin College, graduating cum laude in 2002. He also holds an M.F.A. in Fine Art 2D from The Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, Massachusetts. Since undergraduate school, Michael has participated in numerous solo and group shows, nationaly and international. In the past year Michael’s activities have included group shows in New York, Los Angeles, and Ireland; a solo show in Charlottesville, VA; a residency in Ballyvaughn, Ireland; and visiting artist lectures in Virginia, Boston, and Ireland. He currently teaches drawing and painting at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Michael lives and makes work in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood in a house full of light and plants.

Michael’s formal resume is available at www.michaeljzachary.com.