Zachary J Williams is an artist specializing in traditional oil painting. Originally from Sacramento, CA, Zachary received his BA in Art from San Francisco State University in 2003, after which he returned to his hometown to curate and assist gallery exhibitions while managing an art studio. In 2009, he moved to Chicago where he continues to work and reside. He has exhibited work across the U.S., including the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco CA, the Hyde Park & Zhou B. Art Centers in Chicago IL, and most recently the JanKossen Contemporary Gallery in New York, NY. Additionally, he has been a guest lecturer at multiple California schools, has received several artist grants, and has served as a professional mentor for various student-led art groups at the University of Chicago.