Zack Zdrale (b. 1977) takes a traditional approach to his work although his subjects and compositions place his work in the present. He is mostly known for his figurative work. 

Zdrale is originally from Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earning a Bachelor of Science-Art degree in 1999. 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.