Big Medium Gallery

Zack Ingram: Skin Thick

Exhibition Dates: October 27 - December 16, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, October 27, 7-10pm

916 Springdale Rd Bldg 2, #101, Austin TX 78702
Gallery hours: Tue - Sat, 12-6pm


Big Medium is pleased to present the inaugural Tito's Prize exhibition featuring winner Zack Ingram. The solo exhibition will open with a special reception on Friday, October 27 and run through the East Austin Studio Tour.

Big Medium has partnered with Tito's Handmade Vodka to create the $15,000 award to help grow the recipient’s artistic career, support their life in Austin, and elevate artists, like Ingram, within the community.

Ingram was selected by a curatorial panel including Ana Esteve Llorens, artist; Joseph Havel, Director of the Glassell School of Art and artist; Kevin McNamee-Tweed, artist and Big Medium Gallery Curator; and Bárbara Perea, Mexico City-based Independent Curator.

“Ingram’s work defies facile categorizations; its well-developed lexicon teases out subtle relationships between objects/subjects signaling an inherent tension that renders me, as a spectator, vulnerable.” -Bárbara Perea

Artist statement:

[half pace,]

The marsh is still shifting, constant, compassionate. It hasn’t seen a disturbance like this since Camille and will need time to remember where everything was before the storm - nurse log goes over here, plover somewhere about there. The water settles reluctantly while the boys try to climb out.

[single pace, then another - careful now]

Flecks of sequin and broken glass mantle the surface, catching sunlight and leg hair.

Darling, I still feel terrible about what happened at the dinner party last weekend. Have you talked to Paul since?

    Wait, who gave you that fat lip? It happened in an act of passion, you say?


The cicadas must be in pain, the volume overhead is now dialed to a full scream. This can’t be common so late in September, can it? A hangover gets worse, their heads still crowded with impure thoughts and traces of ket.

[half pound, don’t worry bout it]

[Pansy’s Landing]

The air here is much heavier, and unforgiving. Dear God what did I just step on.


Zack Ingram (b. 1991, Jackson, MS) is an artist living and working in Austin, TX, where he recently received an MFA in Visual Art from The University of Texas. In 2014, he graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Printmaking, and this summer participated in SOMA Summer in Mexico City. His print and sculpture work has been shown in exhibitions through Baltimore, New York, Vancouver, and Austin.

Previous Exhibitions

Mother Popcorn

Canopy | 916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2, #101, Austin, TX 78702 | 512.939.6665

Bolm | 5305 Bolm Rd #12, Austin, TX 78721

Big Medium is funded in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

Big Medium is also supported by the Texas Commission on the Arts and by generous contributions from private donors.