Zach McLane is an artist and writer currently based in Santa Barbara, CA. He is an MA/PhD student in the Film and Media Studies Department at UC Santa Barbara. His research interests include: experimental and avant-garde media practices, poetry and poetics, race and its relation to aesthetics and power, participatory art practice, and critical theory.
Zach also maintains a video art practice which explores representation and legibility through digital image compression algorithms. He holds a BA in Narrative Studies from the University of Southern California where he studied narrative form and contemporary visual culture.
In-progress: MA/PhD, Film and Media Studies, University of California Santa Barbara
2018, BA, Narrative Studies, University of Southern California
Exhibitions / Events
2021, Film Community Board, COPY, Web-based
2021, Avant-garde Short Film Festival, Big Day Film Collective, Philadelphia, USA
2021, poetic.GIF, Brick City Gallery at Missouri State University, USA
2021, Small File Media Festival, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, CA
2021, Cheap Freedom Club, Web-based
2021, "Excerpts from the Writing Machine," at Pillow Lava online lecture marathon, Web-based
2020, Film and Video Poetry Symposium, Los Angeles, USA
2020, Small File Media Festival, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, CA
2019, origins, Toby’s Feed Barn, Point Reyes, USA
2019, OPEN SPACE, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, USA
2019, 10 Artists to Watch, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, USA
2018, Between Memory + Image, Floating Projects Collective, Hong Kong
2018, Bounce Haus, Private residence, Los Angeles, USA
2017, 100, Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2021, Videography. Documentary Impulses. Our Manifesto, Contributing Artist, Editor.
2018, “Boundary of Invisibility: Degraded Images and Touchscreens,” in PLEXUS, Nov 2018
2017, “Things I Lost,” 100 Zine, May 2017
2016, “Untitled,” nsfw mag, Jan 2016