Zachary Royer Scholz is an artist, art writer, and curator based in San Francisco, California. His visual work in sculpture, installation, drawing, and photography uses found materials to reveal the shifting relationships through which we shape and are shaped by the world.

Scholz received his MA in Visual & Critical Studies from the California College of the Arts in 2009, a MFA in Painting and Drawing from the California College of Arts in 2006, and a BA in Art from Stanford University in 2001.

He is the recipient of numerous awards including a 2011 Kala Art Institute fellowship, and a 2012 residency at Headlands Center for the Arts.

Scholz is an active art critic, the author of a growing number of monograph and catalog essay, and has written extensively on alternative art spaces in San Francisco and their critical role in the region’s art ecology.

He has taught in both the graduate Art and Architecture programs at California College of the Arts, and is currently a visiting faculty member of the Critique Program, a post-graduate art and critical theory program based in San Francisco, California.

In 2007 Scholz founded the alternative project space Project 7, in Berkeley California, which he directed until 2009.