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. He 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. His work has been exhibited at the K2 Contemporary Art Center in Izmir Turkey, Parlour in Siena Italy, David Salow Gallery in Los Angeles, Invisible Venue in Chicago, and in the San Francisco Bay Area at venues including: the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Kala Art Institute, San Francisco State University, Southern Exposure, New Langdon Arts, Intersection for the Arts, Eli Ridgway Gallery, NOMA Gallery, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Swarm Gallery, and C2C Project Space. In 2007 Scholz founded the alternative project space Project 7, in Berkeley California, which he directed until 2009. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a 2011 Kala Art Institute fellowship, and a 2012 residency at Headlands Center for the Arts. He has written extensively on alternative art spaces in San Francisco and their critical role in the region’s art ecology. He is the author of a growing number of monograph and catalog essays, and regularly reviews exhibitions for Art Practical. Scholz has taught in the graduate Art and Architecture programs at California College of the Arts, and since 2010 has acted as an alumni mentor for gifted students in CCA’s undergraduate programs. He is currently a visiting faculty member of the Critique Program, a post-graduate art and critical theory program based in San Francisco, California.