Biography



Zachary Royer Scholz (b. 1978 Washington, DC) is an artist, designer, critic, theorist, and curator based in San Francisco, California. In his material practices he generates works by reclaiming discarded objects and altering existing structures. His critical writing highlights artworks that problematize existing linear schema. His theoretical work posits the need to return to a sustainable structure of generational use, reuse, and continual regeneration. And, his curation forwards diverse creative practices whose aims are sympathetic to his own. Scholz's has exhibited at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, the K2 Contemporary Art Center, The San Diego Art Institute, the San Jose institute of Contemporary Art, and the Contemporary Jewish Museum, as well as with numerous commercial and nonprofit art galleries. He is the founder of the process-based art space Project 7, a regular Art Practical contributor, and co-curated the exhibition Illegitimate Business that launched the alternative exhibition entity known as Will Brown. He holds a BA from Stanford University, and a MA and MFA from the California College of the Arts.