email: zew@pdx.edu
IG: @zachwhitworth

b. 1996, Roseburg, OR, USA

EDUCATION
BFA, Art Practice, concentration in Social Practice, Portland State University, Portland, OR; 2017-2019
BFA candidate (incomplete), Art, concentration in Art History, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR; 2014-17
[University coursework] [Notable mentors]

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION
Digital Media & Performance, School of Matter, Space, Time and Energy, The Invisible College, Portland, OR; 2019
Intro to Housing Self-Defense, The Office of Neighborship, Portland, OR; 2019
ART of the MOOC: Public Art & Pedagogy, Duke University + Creative Time, online; 2018
Study abroad, Picture Berlin + Portland State University, Berlin, Germany; 2018
Performing arts engagement, Camp Bravo, Angelus Oaks, CA; 2013-14
Design & Media Arts Summer Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, CA; 2012

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
SimpsonWave Comments, FunHaus3000, funhaus3000.com; 2018
Static & Cityscapes, Apparition Gallery, instagram.com/apparitiongallery; 2017
Consumer Memory, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR; 2017
My Studio, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR; 2016

TWO AND THREE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
Arlene Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize Exhibition w/ Lauren Moran & Alex Deets, Portland State University, Portland, OR; 2018

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Trash Club, The Wrong New Digital Art Biennale, web; 2019–20 (forthcoming)
F*ck Film School Fest, Third Room, Portland, OR; 2019
Open During Construction, Littman Gallery, Portland, OR; 2019
Close Encounters of the Academic Kind, Portland State University, Portland, OR; 2019
http://www : a birthday celebration, Carnation Contemporary, Portland, OR; 2019
Terms of Use / The Archive of Privatized Experience, University of California, Irvine, CA; 2019
Hier ist Kunst, Erickson Gallery, Portland, OR; 2018
KSMoCA International Art Fair, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR; 2018
Homeostasis Lab, The Wrong New Digital Art Biennale, thewrong.org; 2017–18
What is this place, anyway?, Portland State University, Portland, OR; 2017
Take Off, Portland State University, Portland, OR; 2017
Stress Management Intervention for Library Enthusiasts (S.M.I.L.E.), Portland State University, Portland, OR; 2017
Conceptual Brunch, Portland State University, Portland, OR; 2017
Douglas County showcase, Cass Studio, Roseburg, OR; 2017
Art in the Union: Annual Juried Show, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR; 2016
CLOSED SYSTEM, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR; 2016
Young and Famous, Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Roseburg, OR; 2014
Design & Media Arts Summer Institute showcase, University of California, Los Angeles, CA; 2012

CURATION / PROGRAMMING
LANGUAGE, The Wrong New Digital Art Biennale / Institute for Conceptual Studies, web; 2019
Symposium for Contemporary Discourse, Portland, OR; 2018
• “A discussion about ceramics at a school with no ceramics program” w/ Amanda Leigh Evans & Brittney Connelly, MK Gallery at Portland State University
• “A conversation about Oregon with Oregon-raised artists who still live in Oregon” w/ Grace Prechtel & Tricia Knope, Stumptown Coffee Roasters at Ace Hotel
• “Navigating the Digital Landfill: Sustainability and Responsibility on the Internet” w/ Eden Redmond & Olivia No, Behind the Museum Café
• “A Future for Masculinity: Revisiting Values and Mapping a Route Forward” w/ Victor Maldonado, Pacific Northwest College of Art
• “The Site is PSU: A discussion with the 2018 Arlene Schnitzer Prize winners” w/ Lauren Moran & Alex Deets, MK Gallery at Portland State University
• “One Year in Portland: In conversation with artists who have lived in the city for a year” w/ Roshani Thakore, Samantha Ollstein, & Alexander M. Woodward, Revolución Coffee House
• “Alternative Art Modes: Crafting Social Institutions” w/ Roz Crews, Revolución Coffee House
Bedspace B, instagram.com/zachwhitworth + University Pointe, Portland, OR; 2017
Museum of Digital Endearment, museumode.tumblr.com; 2017-18
Chaya Stillwater-Lanz: CSLXVI, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR; 2016
eARTh, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR; 2016
The Awful Art Show, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR; 2015

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Curator, The Wrong New Digital Art Biennale, web; 2019–
Director, Institute for Conceptual Studies; 2019–
Classified substitute, Glide Elementary School, Glide, OR; 2019–
Exhibition host, Ann Hamilton: habitus, Converge 45, Portland, OR; 2018
Art dealer, Galleri Nicolai Wallner / David Shrigley, KSMoCA International Art Fair, Portland, OR; 2018
Studio + publicity assistant, studio of Sabina Haque, Portland, OR; 2018-2019
Publicity coordinator, Littman + White Galleries, Portland, OR; 2017-2019
Arts & Culture contributor, Portland State Vanguard, Portland, OR; 2017
Editor-in-chief, OZONE, ozoneartsco.wixsite.com/ozone; 2016-17
Design assistant, Center for Visual Arts, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR; 2016
Teaching assistant, Center for Visual Arts, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR; 2015-16
Collection database research assistant, Art Authority, Ashland, OR; 2015
Packer, Norris Blueberry Farms, Umpqua, OR; 2015
Student coordinator, Ecology Center of the Siskiyous, Ashland, OR; 2015-16

TEACHING
Classified substitute, Glide Elementary School, Glide, OR; 2019–
• Special Education
• Title I
Artist mentor, King School Museum of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR; 2019
Sound Exploration workshop series, King School Museum of Contemporary Art Summer Program, Portland, OR; 2018
• No. 4: “How do we perform sound?”, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
• No. 3: “What sounds does the world make?”, Woodlawn Elementary School
• No. 2: “What sounds can we make together?”, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
• No. 1: “How do we make sound?”, Woodlawn Elementary School
Teaching assistant, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR
• Art Foundations, ART 103; Spring 2016
• Art Foundations, ART 102; Winter 2016
• Art Foundations, ART 101; Fall 2015
Art workshop assistant, Hucrest Elementary School, Roseburg, OR; 2013–14

PRESENTATIONS
PSU Lost & Found Network panel discussion w/ Morgan Ann Marshall & Sam Peters, Close Encounters of the Academic Kind, Portland State University, Portland, OR; 2019
Artist Q&A, CORE: coLAB, Portland State University, Portland, OR; 2019
Love, Olivia + Zach” w/ Olivia No, instagram.com/toourmothertheinternet / Carnation Contemporary, Portland, OR; 2019
Tracking love on the Internet: A retrospective on the Museum of Digital Endearment”, Networked Perspectives, Carnation Contemporary, Portland, OR; 2019
Artist talk, CORE: Digital Tools w/ Amanda Leigh Evans, Portland State University, Portland, OR; 2019
“Why art history is important”, Art History w/ Nathan Eckman, Roseburg High School, Roseburg, OR; 2015

RESIDENCIES
A+D Projects, Portland State University, Portland, OR; 2019
PSU Lost & Found Network w/ Morgan Ann Marshall, Portland State University, Portland, OR; 2019
CITYLAB City Residency, Portland State University, Portland, OR; 2018
Psychic Jacuzzi, instagram.com/psychicjacuzzi; 2018
Contemporary Art Practice MFA Studios, Portland State University, Portland, OR; 2018
Campus DIY Social Practice Residency, Portland State University, Portland, OR; 2017
The Cave, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR; 2016

AWARDS
Arlene Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize, Portland State University; 2018
KSMoCA Certificate of Appreciation, “Best Art Salesman”; 2018
The Art + Social Practice Award, Portland State University; 2017
E. Mulling Art Scholarship, Southern Oregon University; 2016
Churchill Scholarship, Southern Oregon University; 2014

PUBLICATIONS
The Non-human Observer, Issue 1, edited by Shawn Creeden, Institute for Interspecies Art and Relations, Portland, OR; 2019
KSMoCA Lost Creatures, edited by Kelly Madden, King School Museum of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR; 2018
Pathos Literary Magazine, Portland, OR; Winter 2018
BOOST, Issue 4: Locations, Eugene, OR; Fall 2017

PRESS
June Transitions: VizArts Monthly” – Oregon ArtsWatch, Portland, OR; June 4, 2019
Guest List: Zach Whitworth” – Separate Checks, Tampa, FL; March 20, 2019
The 2018 Arlene Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize” – The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation; June 2018
School of Art + Design announces the 2018 Arlene Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize winners” – Portland State University; June 28, 2018
Relational Aesthetics, Relational Art, RA” presented by Michael Stevenson Jr. – History of Social Practice, Portland State University; Nov 1, 2017
"On The Drawing Board" – The News-Review, Roseburg, OR; May 13, 2013

MEMBERSHIPS
West America Pedestrian Friend Club; 2017
split* collective; 2017
President, Southern Oregon Fine Arts Students; 2015

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