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 · www.zachhinkle.com

Experience
2017—2018
Student Gallery Director, Northcutt Steele Gallery
Install/deinstall artwork coming into and out of the gallery.  Oversee artwork.  Photograph exhibitions for digital catalogue.

2017
Teaching Practicum, Montana state university billings
Assist sculpture teacher with Sculpture 1 class.  Initiate discussion during critiques.  Provide assistance to students working in class.

2014—2018 
Studio technician/si, Montana state university billings
Ensure students have access to studio spaces.  Supervise safety of students and studio.  Assist students with studio equipment.  Improve studio, creating a safer and more spacious workspace for students.

Education
2018
Bachelor of Fine Art, Montana state university billings
Focus in studio arts; emphasis in sculpture and painting
Magna Cum Laude; GPA: 3.79
2013
High School diploma, Skyview high school

Awards
2018
Anita Kruger award for outstanding graduating senior in art
2015
Horoable mention at Juried student exhibition

Exhibitions
2018
2018 Juried Student Exhibition, Northcutt Steele Gallery, Billings, MT
      Juror: Maggy Hiltner
Activating Space II at, Gallery 2905, Billings, MT
Extracts From Interfering Air, Student Gallery, Montana State University Billings, Billings, MT
2017
Unfinished, Kraft Local, Billings, MT
Conformity and the 1950’s Housewife, Student Gallery, Montana State University Billings, Billings, MT
Activating Space, Gallery 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
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


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