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Zach Van Horn was born on May 16, 1990 in Columbus, OH where he currently lives. He received his BFA in Painting at The Ohio State University in 2013 and he received his MFA at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 2018.



2013: BFA in Drawing and Painting from The Ohio State 


2018: MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts


Grants & Awards 

2016: Ohio State Fair: Ohio Arts Council Purchase Award

2018: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts 117th Annual Student Exhibition artcritical Award

2022: Ohio State Fair: Ohio Arts Council Award


Group Exhibitions

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2022: The Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition at the Cox Fine Arts Center: Professional Division, Cox Fine Arts Center, Columbus, OH

2013: Department of Art Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Projects Exhibition, Urban Arts Space, Columbus, OH  

August 2015: Hit the Hop Show Series: Somewhere in Time: Seasons, Passages & Memories, Studios on High Gallery, Columbus, OH

February 10 - March 3, 2018: PAFA:Now, NoBA Artspace, Bala Cynwyd, PA

April 6, 2018 - April 29, 2018: Pratt and Pafa Student and Alumni Exhibition of Fine Art, Old City Jewish Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

May 11, 2018 - June 3, 2018: 117th Annual Student Exhibition, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

June 20, 2018 - July 8, 2018: PAFA + Boston University MFA Exhibition Curated by Josephine Halverson and Didier William, 1969 Gallery, New York, NY

June 2021: Make/Shift: (it wasn’t supposed to be like this), Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

Solo Exhibitions

May 15 - 30, 2015: Chaos::Process::Control , City Center Gallery at the OSU Urban Arts Space, Columbus, OH

March 9 - March 30, 2019: Homesick For Someone I Never Knew, Jedidiah Gallery, King of Prussia, PA

December 2021 - January 2022: Just Keep Breathing, 934 Gallery, Columbus, OH


July 2022: What They Found There, Blockfort, Columbus, OH

2015: Small Pond Arts, Picton, Ontario, Canada



2013 – Columbus Alive Magazine
2015 – Columbus Underground – “Painting Lessons: The 2015 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition”

2018artcritical - "Layering: Zach Van Horn in conversation with Ben Grzenia"

Artist Statement

My studio practice resembles that of the night sky where each star is an interest or concept I want to explore. These concepts include, but are not limited to, philosophy, psychology, technology, dreams, and consciousness. By thoroughly studying these celestial bodies, I can start to map the night sky by drawing connections between the stars based on the overlap of their content and language. The paintings are the physical manifestations of these metaphorical constellations. 


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