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, often describing a relationship to the self, or his perception of the world’s emotional climate. 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. 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.