Often referring to popular and mainstream culture, my sculptures seek to create a reality where optimism rules and where rules are undermined.  By primarily choosing formal solutions, I delineate the coincidental and emphasize the process of unconscious creation.  My thought process, which are highly private, highly subjective and unfiltered in references, are frequently revealed as assemblages.
A large majority of my works incorporates the use of everyday objects in an atmosphere of middle-class mentality, in which recognition plays a vital role.  There is also an aleatory process implemented throughout the work, seducing the viewer into a world of continual equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of daily life.  Moments are depicted that exist to punctuate the drama of human life to clarify our existence and find meaning in the everyday.
Some aspects of my work do not reference recognizable forms.  The results are deconstructed to the point that meaning is shifted and various possible interpretations become manifested.  By emphasizing aesthetics, I touch upon various overlapping themes and strategies such as, the relationship between popular culture and media, working with conformity, provocation and the investigation of the process of expectations. Using daily life as subject matterwhile commenting on the everyday aesthetic of class valuesI develop forms that do not follow logical criteria.  Rather than base my work on logic, I focus of subjective associations and formal parallels, inciting the viewer to make their own new/personal associations. 
Zachary Hinkle
2224 US Hwy 87 E #74
Billings, MT 59101
406-591-0976
Zacharywaynehinkle@hotmail.com

Education
Bachelor of Fine Art
     Montana State University Billings
     Emphasis in Sculpture
     Magnaa Cum Lade
     2013 - 2018 • Billings, MT

Experience
Student Director of the Northcutt-Steele Gallery
     Montana State University Billings
     2017 - Present • Billings, MT
Supplemental Instructor
     Montana State University Billings
     2017 - Present • Billings, MT
Art Annex Studio Technician
     Montana State University Billings
     2013 - 2017 • Billings, MT

Exhibitions
2018
2018 Juried Student Exhibition, Northcutt Steele Gallery, Billings, MT
     Juror: Maggy Hiltner
Activating Space II, 2905, Billings, MT
Extracts From Interfering Air, Student Gallery, Billings, MT
2017
Conformity and the 1950’s Housewife, Student Gallery, Billings, MT
Activating Space, 2905, Billings, MT
2017 Juried Student Exhibition, Northcutt Steele Gallery, Billings, MT
     Juror: Dean Adams

2016
2016 Juried Student Exhibition, Northcutt Steele Gallery, Billings, MT
     Juror: Catherine Louisa Eithier

2015
2015 Juried Student Exhibition, Northcutt Steele Gallery, Billings, MT
     Juror: Stephen Glueckert
     *awarded Honorable Mention
Draw[evolve], Billings Open Studio, Billings, MT
MSUB Art Students' League 2015 Art Auction, Billings Depot, Billings, MT

2014
2014 Juried Student Exhibition, Northcutt Steele Gallery, Billings, MT
     Juror: Jane Waggoner Deschner

Awards
Honorable Mention, 2015 Juried Student Exhibition, Northcutt Steele Gallery, Billings, MT
Award presented by Leanne Gilbertson and Stephen Glueckert

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