Isaac J Zerkle

isaac.zerkle@gmail.com • 980-254-7048 • pronouns: they/them

Education
2022 MFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Boston, MA (in progress)
2020 Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Studio Art, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Boston, MA
2018 B.A. in Theatre Studies and Women’s & Gender Studies, Wellesley College,
Wellesley, MA

Group Exhibitions
2021 CONNECT: Small Prints by Members of The Boston Printmakers, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI
2021 Ecologies of Spirit, SMFA Mission Hill Gallery, Boston, MA
2019 Altered Landscape: Field Notes and Observations, SMFA Library, Boston, MA
2019 Nice Things Only, SMFA Mission Hill Gallery, Boston, MA
2019 Founded, Muskat Studios, Somerville, MA
2019 Newton Open Studios, Shepherd & Maudsleigh Studio, West Newton, MA
2018 rooted: Senior Thesis Exhibition, Jewett Art Gallery, Wellesley College,
Wellesley, MA
2018 Altered Landscapes: SGCI Member Print Exchange, Bally’s Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

Awards
2019 Dean’s Research Award, SMFA at Tufts University

Collections
SGCI Archives at the Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA

Work Experience
Print Collections Assistant at SMFA Library, 2019, Boston, MA
Developed a database for documentation of the library’s art print collection. Researched and identified prints, created metadata for unidentified prints, and organized physical storage of print collection. Communicated with supervisors and other library staff to integrate database with pre-existing library organization and filing systems.

Studio/Print Assistant to Liz Shepherd and Shepherd & Maudsleigh Studio, 2018-2019, West Newton, MA
Assisted Liz Shepherd and studio member artists with printing in a variety of mediums. Constructed oversized screen exposure unit, 11’ fabric printing table, screen storage, and studio partitions. Facilitated educational workshops, maintained studio cleanliness, researched and organized opportunities for studio
community.

Studio/Archive Assistant to Carolyn Muskat and Muskat Studio, 2019, Somerville, MA
Documented and organized Muskat Studio print archive from 2014-2019. Assisted with printing, studio inventory, studio administration, and planning studio events.

Studio Intern at Second State Press, 2017, Philadelphia, PA
Assisted with studio management, educational programming, marketing, and member activities. Assisted resident artists with printing. Maintained cleanliness of print shop. Participated in the organization and installation of a member print show.