About

Zach Dunn is currently setting up his new studio in Trumbull, CT.

He received his Master of Fine Arts from Syracuse University and his BA from The College of William and Mary in Virginia.

His work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally, most recently at:

 

  • Front of House, Guilford, CT

  • Plates, Platters, Nothing Else Matters, Long Beach Island, NJ

  • 5th Annual Workhouse Clay National Exhibition, Lorton, VA

  • 3rd National Bonsai Pot Exhibition, Washington, DC

 

He is also an active member of the DS Institute, an international artist collective aimed at creating contextual artwork that responds to its direct environment but has larger cultural applications. He is also an object maker and believes in the intrinsic value of the handmade entity.



History


Zach Dunn was born in Boston and grew up in Connecticut.  He took his first ceramics class in high school and was instantly hooked.

 

While at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, he majored in Economics and minored in Art.  After graduating, he briefly considered going into law while working at a firm in Denver, Colorado before changing his path to make creating and teaching art his primary profession.  He became a studio assistant at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, where he was then hired on to the maintenance and gallery staff for the winter.  He departed the Smokey Mountains of TN for the Blue Ridge Mountains of Floyd, Virginia to become Richard Hensley and Donna Polseno's studio apprentice for two years.  While there he was also their teaching assistant and technician at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.  He left Floyd to attend graduate school at Syracuse University.  For two years after graduating with his MFA in 2012, he taught courses in sculpture and ceramics as an adjunct professor at Le Moyne College also in Syracuse, New York. Beginning in August 2014, he began teaching as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Design at Adrian College and became chair of the Dept. in January 2015.  He has recently relocated to Connecticut and resides in Trumbull with his two cats.

 

 

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