Zachary Hinkle

Visual Artist


Zachary Hinkle

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Zachary Hinkle


Bachelor of Fine Art

Montana State University Billings

2013 - Present • Billings, MT

Emphasis on Sculpture


Art Annex Studio Technician

Montana State University Billings

2013 - Present • Billings, MT

Oversee safety of students in the studio. Provide help to students in need. Clean and organize the studio.  Supervise and oversee use of equipment.  Provide access to studio outside of normal class times.


Welding- MIG, Arc, oxyacetylene

Painting- Acrylic, gouache, spray paint

Screen Printing- Hand-drawn, Rubylith, digital

Drawing- Charcoal, graphite, water-soluble graphite, pastel, ink

New Media- Photoshop, Adobe Muse, Adobe Illustrator, Lightroom



2016 Juried Student Exhibition at the Northcutt Steele Gallery

March 31-May 6

Billings, MT

Juror: Catherine Louisa Eithier


2015 Juried Student Exhibition at the Northcutt Steele Gallery

April 9-April 30

Billings, MT

Juror: Stephen Glueckert

*awarded Honorable Mention

Draw[evolve] at Billings Open Studio

April 10

Billings, MT

MSUB Art Students' League 2015 Art Auction at the Northern Pacific Billings Depot

January 30

Billings, MT


2014 Juried Student Exhibition at the Northcutt Steele Gallery

March 27-May 1

Billings, MT

Juror: Jane Waggoner Deschner


Honorable Mention

Recieved at the 2015 Juried Student Exhibition at the Northcutt Steele Gallery.

Award presented by Leanne Gilbertson and Stephen Glueckert

Billings, MT

Artist Statement

Working primarily in sculpture, I create intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles.


My sculptures often refer to pop and mass culture. I seek to create a world where lightheartedness rules and where rules are undermined. By choosing mainly formal solutions, I formalize the coincidental and emphasize the unconscious process of composition that is behind the seemingly random works. The thought processes, which is private, highly subjective and unfiltered in their references are frequently revealed as assemblages.


My works are characterized by the use of everyday objects in an atmosphere of middle-class mentality in which recognition plays an important role. By experimenting with aleatory processes, I seduce the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of daily events. Moments are depicted that only exist to punctuate the human drama in order to clarify our existence and to find poetic meaning in everyday life.


My work doesn’t reference recognizable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. By emphasizing aesthetics, I touch upon various overlapping themes and strategies. Several reoccurring subject matter can be recognized, such as the relation with popular culture and media, working with repetition, provocation and the investigation of the process of expectations.


By taking daily life as subject matter while commenting on the everyday aesthetic of middle class values, I develop forms that do not follow logical criteria, but are based only on subjective associations and formal parallels, which incite the viewer to make new personal associations.


My works feature coincidental, accidental and unexpected connections which make it possible to revise art history and, even better, to complement it. Combining unrelated aspects lead to surprising analogies. Play is a serious matter: during the game, different rules apply than in everyday life and even everyday objects undergo transubstantiation.


My works are based on formal associations which open a unique poetic vein. Multi-layered images arise in which the fragility and instability of our seemingly certain reality is questioned.





Zachary Hinkle


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