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A Little Bit About Me…

Zach Woolsey, originally from Utah now makes his home in the Nampa/Treasure Valley area. As an artist he enjoys that passion and rush that art provides while working on portraits, comics, merchandise design, or any number of related projects. As a graduate from Boise State University with degrees in Visual Art and Illustration as well as education from College of Western Idaho, Art Instruction International (Minnesota), and Francisco Marroquian University (Guatemala) it was at here he was able to refine and rediscover his talent for art into a professional artist. Using mixed media of inks, paint, watercolor, and pencils are how many of his works are conceived. With influences from life experience, family, friends, music, comics, vintage illustrations, and art history all come together to create much of the work you see today.

“I want to thank all of you who believed in me and my potential in art when I did not. I am constantly reminded of how lucky and blessed I am to be able to create the art that I do. It is my friends and family that motivate me. My favorite pieces of art are those that have been commissioned by you all. It is in these works I find the challenge and the opportunity to push myself as an artist and where all my interests and passion come together as one.”

-Zach Woolsey

Artist Statement 

     My work tends to focus on people and popular cultures of music and comics. Some reviews have labeled my work as “darker” but I always try to depict the depth and beauty that the darkness can bring. The essence of my work is capturing what makes each person or subject unique and in ways are what motivates me and to bring out that person that may have not been done or seen before. At school, the only class I really paid any attention in was art. I simply wasn’t interested in anything else and I think my obsession with depicting people came at an early age from influences from my childhood music and comics.

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None of it was intentional I just wanted to make the most of everything I tried and learned- it all developed and evolved over time. People always ask for my artist statement so I needed to do one (a really good one) but I’ve never liked to explain a certain piece of work – if you’ve made a picture and that’s how you wanted it to be – hopefully it can speak for itself and whatever it says to the viewer – it’s always the right message because there isn’t a wrong and a right message. Each person takes something a little different from the same picture and I’m happy with that. Read more

Work Experience

  • 2002 - 2015

    Education

    2015Boise State University, Boise Idaho
    Illustration BFA Visual Arts BA
    2012College of Western Idaho, Nampa Idaho
    Liberal Arts AA
    2004Art Instruction International, Minneapolis Minnesota
    Certificate of Completion Fundamentals of Art
  • 2013 - 2015

    Awards and Collections

    2015Boise State University, Boise Idaho
    Garage Art Contest Winner and International Learning Center Computer lab Art contest Winner
    2015Boise State University, Boise Idaho
    Graduation Commencement Nominee
    2014College of Western Idaho, Nampa Idaho
    Valedictorian Nominee
  • 2012 - 2015

    Exhibition

    2015College of Western Idaho Showcase, Nampa Idaho
    Alumni Exhibition
    2015Fan X, Salt Lake City Utah
    Artist Alley Feature Artist
    2015Boise State University Senior Exhibition, Boise Idaho
    Senior BFA Exhibition
  • 2004 - 2015

    Client Art Work

    2004-PresentTech N9ne
    LAJFA Tattoo Design
    Worldly Angel Tattoo Design
    Band of Psychos Tour Uniforms
    Tour Promo and art 2004-present
    Letterman Jacket Design
    Tech Paint Face logo
    Motorsycle Jacket Deisgn
    Paint On Your Pillow Case Design
    Street Team logos and Design

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