Zack Zdrale takes a traditional approach to his work although his subjects and compositions place his classically rendered work in the present. Mostly known for his figurative work, he is just as comfortable with non-figurative work. Often describing a relationship to the self, or his perception of the human condition, his paintings are imbued with a stillness and silence for the viewer to infuse meaning.
Zdrale is originally from Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earning a Bachelor of Science-Art degree in 1999. Upon graduation he continued to study life drawing with Robert l. Schultz.
His training culminated in a Master’s degree in figurative painting from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He graduated with honors and now teaches in the Graduate Fine Art department.