Artists

United States of America

Zach Stensen
Paint-by-numbers

22.05.17 16.06.17

Zachary Stensen is currently an assistant professor in the Painting Printmaking Department at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar and Coordinator and Master Printer for the university’s visiting artist print publishing program, Fanoon: Center for Printmedia Research.

While at ´ace, he developed a Production Residency in which he explored the crafts and mechanised processes within printmaking and its capacity of multiple. Zach is interested in those devices like paint-by-numbers, which allow anybody to make a masterpiece only by following the same set of steps, and that at the same time, generate mistakes. He will explore this topic within printmaking.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Zach’s artistic practice encompasses printmaking, drawing, and artist books, as a means of self-referential exploration. While memory serves as the common backdrop, his work specifically recollects objects, places, family stories, and coming of age activities associated with my rural subculture boyhood. Using a distilled and quiet drawing language, he create iconic stand-ins for these objects, tales, and events, rather than accurate depictions. Poetic in nature, with subtle hints of humor and ambiguity, his work seeks to explore the grey area that exists between personal history and self-mythology.

In addition to his personal studio practice, Zach frequently works with his collaborative group, The Four- Footed Fellows Correspondence Club. Over the last ten years their group has developed a visual lexicon through drawing, installation, photography, and object-making, which at its root serves as an ongoing dialogue between members, while also chronicling the group history. Since the members are no longer anchored in a central location, reconvening often takes place in the context of a project or exhibition, and the subsequent work is imbued with a personal iconography that explores themes of wandering, wayfaring, travel, and history. Each project bears marks by every member, and no piece is ever considered complete. They are a living, breathing record of their own story.

BIO
Zachary Stensen
1983 | Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA

EDUCATION
2007 | BFA in Printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, USA.
2009 | MFA in Printmaking and Book Arts Certificate from the University of Iowa, USA
2011 | MFA in Fine Arts with Honours, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA
2011 | Graduate Certificate in Book Studies, University of Iowa Center for the book, Iowa City, USA

EXHIBITIONS
Kochi Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India
The Icelandic Printmakers’ Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
The Printmaking Museum of Douro, Alijo, Portugal
Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia, USA
Dayton Visual Arts Center, Dayton, Ohio, USA
Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger, Norway

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
Kunstnarhuset Messen, Ålvik, Norway
Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium
Doha Fire Station, Doha, Qatar

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires

Buses

38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)

Subway/Metro

D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')

Train

Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

2023 Open Call #1
Residencies 2023
Deadline January 31st, 2023

 

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