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ZACH MAZUR

PHOTOGRAPHY

01-14

Zach's new portfolio, Backcounntry, is now being featured. In this new body of work, What appears to be a single image, is actually two photographs that often bridge gaps of several years or hundreds of miles.

10-13

Museum of Art/WSU receives generous $5 million donation from collector and arts patron, Jordan Schnitzer, towards the construction of a new art museum.

9-13

Zach is currently photographing an article on Central Washington pear orchards for an upcoming Washington State magazine issue.

8-13

The Museum of Art/Washington State University has recently appointed Zach as the Curator of Education and Collections.

7-13

"Beneath Vernita's Bridge" was selected for a series of posters circulating Washington state schools to educate students regarding the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the Columbia River, and the cleanup effort.

5-13

Zach is currently photographing an article on the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project for Washington State Magazine editor, Tim Stuery.

3-13

Mentor and dear friend, Keith Wells, passed away February 28. Keith has been an enormous influence personally and professionally. We will miss you immensely, rest in peace.

11-12

Zach's photography is being featured in Washington State Matgazine's Winter 2012 edition's cover stories, "A Summer of Science" and "The Law of the Land."

10-12

A selection of Zach's work is currently on display in the Museum of Culture &Environment in Ellensburg, WA. The title of the exhibition is called "Particles on the Wall" and will be on display September 19 - December 8, 2012.

5-12

Images from "Chain Reaction: Circum-navigating the Hanford Nuclear Reservation" can be found in Washington State Magazine's Summer 2012 feature article "The Atomic Landscape."

3-12

Zach's photography is featured in Washington State Magazine's Spring 2012 story: "A Feast of Good Things," which explores Washington state cuisine- from farm to table.

1-12

Selections from the upcoming "Hallowed Ground" portfolio will be on display at Portland's Blackfish Gallery in Decmember 2012.

9-11

Zach has received a Gold Award for "Photographer of the Year" by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education for his photography with Washington State Magazine.

6-11

A selection of Zach's work will be on display at ArtsWest in Seattle, WA in an exhibition titled, "Sun in an Empty Room: Ode to Hopper" from May 31 to June 25, 2011. Artist's reception Thursday June 9, 6-9 pm.

4-11

Zach will be giving a presentation on some of his recent undertakings at Spokane Falls Community College on April 28th at 7pm.

4-11

Zach's editorial work for Washington State Magazine has been nominated for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education's Photographer of the Year Award.

2-11

Chain Reaction: Circum-navigating the Hanford Nuclear Reservation will be on display at the Helen S. Smith Gallery in Auburn, WA. This solo exhibition will be on display from January 31st to February 28th. Closing reception and walkthrough with the artist will take place at noon on February 28th.

10-10

Along with Greg Siple, Ian van Collier, and Jian Yang a selection of Zach's work will exhibited at the Chase Gallery in Spokane, WA. There will be a public artist reception Friday, November 5, 5-8 pm. This exhibition will be on display from November 1st through December 31st.

8-10

Chain Reaction: Circum-navigating the Hanford Nuclear Reservation will be on display at the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Gallery in Stephensville, TX. This solo exhibition will be on display from August 30th to September 29th.

7-10

Zach's photography is featured in Washington State Magazine's Summer 2010 issue: "Cultivated Landscape," an issue dedicated to renewable energy, the revival of urban agriculture, pesticides and Washington's fruit industry.

4-10

Zach's photography is featured in Washington State Magazine's Spring 2010 issue: "Of Time and Wildness." The feature story addresses how pre-contact Northwest Indians frequented the high country by exploring a 9,600 archeological site within North Cascades National Park.

2-10

Zach's portfolio, Farmscapes, has been recently updated with new image additions. A constantly evolving body of work, expect more changes in the near future as the project continues to gain momentum.

1-10

Zach's photography is being featured in an exhibition titled, "A Sense of Place" at Eastern Oregon University's Nightingale Gallery from January 8 - 29, 2010 with an opening reception Friday January 8, 6 - 8 p.m. Zach will be presenting a public lecture Tuesday January 26 at 5 p.m.

10-09

The Smith farm, origin of many photographs from Farmscapes, was recently burned down to make room for development. The Smiths lost the farm a few years ago after a bank bought the property. See works "Harold," "Barn Stll-life," and "Smith Barn." A video of the burning will be available for a limited time.

8-09

Zach's photography is featured in Washington State Magazine's Fall 2009 issue: "Master Gardener's." To see the exclusive web gallery click here.

2-09

Zach's photography for Washington State Magazine's 2008 Winter feature story, The Home of My Family: Ozette, the Makahs, and Doc Daugherty, has received the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Award for Best Photographic Series- CASE District VIII. Seattle, WA.

1-09

A selection of images from "Chain Reaction" will be on display at The Gallery on the Tacoma Community College campus in the Environmental Art Exhibition January 5 - February 27, 2009. Additionally, "A Recent History" can be seen at the Kirkland Arts Center in the traveling exhibit, Site:Unseen. Site:Unseen will be on display until February 7, 2009.

12-08

A Recent History can be seen at the Kolva Sullivan Gallery in Spokane, WA. This solo exhibition opens with an artist reception from 5 pm to 8 pm on December 5, 2008 in conjunction with Spokane's First Fridays event. The exhibit will be on display through December 27, 2008.

11-08

Chain Reaction, Zach's collaborative exhibition with multi-media artist Doug Gast, has a new project website. Click here to view.

9-08

The exhibition, "Found Missing: Zach Mazur and Nikolus Meisel," at the Esvelt Gallery in Pasco, WA will feature a selection of work from Zach's "A Recent History." The exhibition is September 29 - October 23 with an Artist Presentation to be held on October 2, 2008 at 6 pm (L102 CBC campus) and opening reception at 7 pm in the Esvelt Gallery.

6-08

A sample of Zach's work from "A Recent History" can be seen at the Bank Left Gallery in Palouse, WA beginning July 12th with an artist's reception at 1 pm.

5-08

For those that have been following the Makah tribe article, "Home of My Family," in recent issues of Washington State Magazine, please see the magazine's new web gallery of additionaly photographs that may have not been seen in the pulbication.

3-08

A special preview of photographs made in China during the Pingyao International Photography Exhibition will be available on the site to view for a limited time.

2-08

"Circum-navigating the Hanford Nuclear Reservation" will be on display at the Allied Arts Association in Richland, WA through March in an exhibit titled, "Chain Reaction: The Hanford Project." Along with this series of photographs, the exhibition will be featuring the work of multi-media artist Doug Gast, whose work also addresses issues surrounding the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The exhibition will run from March 4 to March 28, 2008, with an opening reception on March 9 from 1-3 p.m.

10-07

On October 10, 2007 at noon Zach will be giving a public walkthrough of "A Brief History of Photography" exhibition at the Museum of Art/WSU in Pullman, WA. The exhibition features pivotal work by over sixty historical and contemporary photographers, courtesy of the Washington Art Consortium of American Photography and the Henry Art Gallery, Joseph and Elaine Monsen Photography Collection.

10-07

"A Recent History" will be on display at the Pigeon Hole Gallery in Spokane, WA. The exhibition opens with an artist reception on October 5, 2007 and can be viewed until October 27, 2007.

9-07

Zach will be in China for the Ping Yao International Photography Festival where he will be presenting his project "A Recent History." He will be participating in a traveling group exhibition entitled, "Site: Unseen."

6-07

Zach is a 2007 recipient of Washington state's Artist Trust Grant for Artist Projects Award for his project, "A Recent History," which addresses historical and cultural landmarks in the rural Northwest United States.

3-07

A never before published body of work, Aman- Ruins of Ireland's West Coast, has been posted.

12-06

"A Recent History" will be on display at The Photography Gallery at Riley Hall at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN. This solo exhibition can be viewed from 01/22/07 to 02/16/07.

12-06

Zach's work will be featured at the "Chase Gallery All Media Juried Show" in Spokane, WA from January 3 to February 23, 2007. Artist reception, Friday, February 2, 5 to 8 p.m.

11-06

A wide selection of Zach's work will be available for viewing and purchasing purposes at the Spokane Art School's Yuletide 2006 Exhibition in Spokane, WA from Friday, November 24 - Thursday, December 23, 2006. There will be a opening reception Friday night (5 - 9 PM.)

5-06

A bit of promotion surrounding Zach's work in regards to Washington State University's 2006 MFA Thesis Exhibition can be found in this week's Spokesman Review: Emerging Artist Profile,

Chain Reaction: Circum-navigating the Hanford Nuclear Reservation examines the barren landscape surrounding the largest nuclear waste dump in the Western Hemisphere. Traveling the perimeter of the site I encounter numerous rest stops, abandoned settlements, and wildlife sancturies. The ironies that result from the juxtaposition of two very different landscapes- the recreational site and the Superfund site- become the focus of this series. (Chain Reaction was originally a two-person exhibition organized with multi-media artist Doug Gast- whose work also investigates the reservation.)