Zachary Stensen

Assistant Professor

Contact

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Education

  • Master of Fine Arts (with Honors), University of Iowa, Iowa City IA
  • Book Arts Certificate, University of Iowa Center for the Book, Iowa City IA 
  • Master of Arts, University of Iowa, Iowa City IA
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Wisconsin-­‐Eau Claire, Eau Claire WI

Biography

Zach Stensen is an assistant professor and studio technician at VCUQatar.  He graduated with Honors from the University of Iowa in 2011, receiving an MFA in Printmaking, and a Book Arts Certificate from the University of Iowa Center for the Book.  In 2007 he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-­‐Eau Claire.  Zach actively exhibits his work throughout the United States, and is in numerous museums and special collections.

www.zachstensenart.com

Research Interests

Zach’s current work uses prints, drawings, and artist books as a means of self-­‐referential exploration.  While memory serves as the common backdrop, his artwork specifically recollects objects, places, and coming-­‐of-­‐age activities associate with the rural Midwest. In addition to his personal practice, Zach is the proprietor of Dryfire Press, an outlet for collaborative editions and independent publishing projects.     

Publications

Exhibitions

2011       States of the State, Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice, Italy 

2011 Clemson National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Lee Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson NC  

31st Annual National Print Exhibition, Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery, Fort Wayne IN  

An Evening of Fine Wine and Fine Books, Minnesota Center for the Book Arts  

ThinkSmall6 Biennial International Miniature Invitational Exhibition, Artspace Gallery, Richmond VA

 

2010       Pastimes, University of Iowa, Iowa City IA  

Art at the X National Juried Exhibition, Xavier University Art Gallery, Cincinnati OH  

Imprint, Target Gallery, Alexandria VA  

30th Annual National Print Exhibition, Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery, Fort Wayne IN  

Hudson Valley Artists 2010: Contemporary Art and Praxis, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz NY  

 

2nd Penang International Print Exhibition 2010, Penang State Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia

 

5th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, Printmaking Museum of Douro, Alijo, Portugal

Dryfire Press Presents: Recent Print Works, University of Iowa, Iowa City IA

 

2009       (In)finite, University of Iowa, Iowa City IA

Salt City Dozen 2009, Coyne Gallery of Syracuse University, Syracuse NY

Print Americas 2009, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan CT

Los Angeles Printmaking Society: 20th National Exhibition, LA Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2009 Delta National Small Prints Show, Arkansas State University, State University AR

Southern Graphics Council Traveling Show, E33 Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago IL

29th Annual National Print Exhibition, Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery, Fort Wayne IN

Impressions Printmaking, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester NH

22nd Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-­‐Parkside, Kenosha WI

Art on Paper Exhibition, S.A. Gallery, Volosko, Croatia

ThinkSmall5 Biennial International Miniature Invitational Exhibition, Artspace Gallery, Richmond VA

Fit to Print, South Gallery, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville FL

Contemporary Ceramics and Printmaking: A National Invitational Exhibition, Fort Wayne IN

The University of Wisconsin-­‐Eau Claire Faculty/Alumni Exhibition, UW-­‐Eau Claire, Eau Claire WI

Small but Well Read, Columbia College, Chicago IL

Oregon Ink Spot Print Exchange, Nightingale Gallery, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande OR

Man Overboard, Studio 101, Chicago IL

 

2008       Printmaking Today, Dedalo Center for Contemporary Art & Museum of Castiglione, Abruzzo, Italy

2008 Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

2008 Pacific States Biennial National Print Exhibition, University of Hawai’i at Hilo, Hilo HI

21st Annual Northern National Juried Art Competition, Nicolet College Art Gallery, Rhinelander WI

2008 Delta National Small Print Exhibition, Arkansas State University, State University AR

Artistic Alchemy, Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center, Makawao HI

4th Biennial National Print Exhibition, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ

Artspace National Juried Printmaking & Photography Exhibition, Artspace Gallery, Richmond VA

21st Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-­‐Parkside, Kenosha WI

 

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

University of Minnesota Libraries, Special Collections and Rare Books, Minneapolis MN Carleton College Gould Library Special Collections, Northfield MN

University of Wisconsin-­‐Madison, Kohler Art Library Artists’ Book Collection, Madison WI University of Wisconsin-­‐Milwaukee Special Collections, Milwaukee WI

University of Iowa Center for the Book, Iowa City IA

University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections and University Archives, Iowa City IA University of Wisconsin-­‐Eau Claire Permanent Art Collection, Eau Claire WI Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia

University of Saint Francis, St. Joliet IL Univeristy of Hawai’i at Hilo, Hilo HI

Syracuse University Department of Studio Arts, Syracuse NY

Icelandic Printmakers’ Association, Reykjavik, Iceland

Art in Embassies Program, Collection of the US Embassy, Reykjavik, Iceland

Printmaking Museum of Douro, Alijo, Portugal

Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne IN

Southern Graphics Council Archives, Kate Skipworth Museum, University of Mississippi, Oxford MS Dedalo Center for Contemporary Art & Museum of Castiglione, Abruzzo, Italy

Americas Biennial Exhibition Research Archives, Austin TX

Showcase