Zach Bartz (he/him) is a visual artist and performer in Chicago, IL. He frequently draws from his career as an improviser to discover colorful creations on upcycled materials. His paintings have been displayed at Chicago staples like the Wndr Museum, Design Museum of Chicago via Cards Against Humanity, Dark Matter's Star Lounge, Columbia College Chicago, Gallery Cafe, and Dimo's Pizza. As a muralist, his work can be seen at Cards Against Humanity, Kite String Cantina, The Playground Theater, Cork Lounge, and Graham Cracker Comics Lakeview. He teaches improvisation and visual art to CPS students through Columbia College Chicago, created the Painting for Improvisers workshop taught at The Second City Training Center Chicago and the Zmack International Improv Intensive, is the co-founder of the word-of-mouth variety show The Shithole. His goal as an artist is to connect, affect, and inspire, and he believes that everyone should give themselves permission to create art.
He updates his Instagram with new artwork daily. @ImZachBartz
Cards Against Humanity
Orange with a Peel
The Crowd Theater