Reinaldo Gil Zambrano
Reinaldo Gil Zambrano is an award-winning printmaking artist based in Spokane, WA from Caracas, Venezuela. From an early age, RGZ began collecting unique stories from random social encounters that highlight the common aspects of the human identity that later enriched the visual narratives of his drawings and relief prints.
His narratives raise questions of daily issues equally experienced by people across culture and borders using relief printing as a storytelling tool for its illustration and reflection. RGZ has been collaborating with local non-profits in the development of the Spokane Print Fest, a venue that celebrates all things print related, where local universities, students, artists, instructors and professors offered live printing demos and exhibited artwork in the pursuit of promoting accessible printmaking to the rest of the community. Such projects have worked as communal developers and forces of integration between the academic, artistic and larger community in the Northwest.
Reinaldo is an assistant professor of printmaking in Gonzaga University as well as an artist member at the Saranac Art Projects and Co-founder of the Spokane Print & Publishing Center.