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Zachary Proctor

BIOGRAPHY

My intent as a painter is to arrest motion on canvas by artificial means, to capture life and hold it fixed. I am interested in making paintings of personal experiences, some as I remember and others as I prefer to remember them.  Referencing family photo albums, contemporary imagery, and historical photography, I aim to create a nostalgic world I once imagined, now conceivable and constructed with paint.  As I reflect on memories, I hope to bring to life a personal mythology to better understand my reality.

Education:

2009- 2012                  MFA, Utah State University 

2003- 2004                  Resident Artist, Helper Utah

1998- 2002                  BFA, University of Utah

 

Honors and Awards:

2013                            Merit Award, Spring Salon 

2011                             Curators First Place Award Spring Salon

                                     Honorable Mention, Spring City Plein Air

2010                             Roma Poole Allen Scholarship, Utah State University

2009                            Manon Fellowship

2007                            Top 20 artists under 30 Southwest Art Magazine

2007                            Merit Award, Spring Salon

2006                             Merit Award, Religious Show

                                     Best of Show, CUAC

                                     Merit Award, Spring Salon                            

2003                            Second Place, Helper Plein Air Competition