Artist-in-Residence Zachary Diaz 

Artist Zachary Diaz awarded 701 Center for Contemporary Art’s next Covid-19 residency.  During his six-week residency, Diaz will shelter in place and create art at the CCA loft.  Diaz’s residency will begin on Aug. 15 and will end on Sept. 26, 2020. He will host a takeover  of CCA social media accounts from August 20 – September 26.. Diaz will invite CCA  followers into his workspace virtually, share completed work, work in progress and describe  his artistic process. The public can follow 701 CCA on Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter  to view his takeover. 

 Diaz, a U of SC graduate, received his BFA in Studio Arts in 2018 and continues to live and  work in Columbia. He is the recipient of the University of South Carolina’s Edmond Yaghjian  Artistic Excellence Award. His work has been featured in solo exhibitions across S.C. and  group exhibitions around the country. He has completed residencies with New York Academy  of Art in Soho, NY, and the International Centre of the Arts in Umbria, Italy. 

701 CCA’s mission is to promote understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary  art. With a gallery and live-work space for an Artist-in-Residence program, the Center  provides artists with resources to develop, create and exhibit visual arts in conjunction with  performing, literary and media arts. 701 CCA also offers year-round cultural programming,  including contemporary art exhibitions and events that are free and open to the  public.**Statement from director about COVID relief residencies** 

For further inquiries or high-resolution images, contact Michaela Pilar Brown, Executive  Director, at [email protected] or (803) 319-9949.  

701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. While our gallery is  currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, please visit us online at  and follow us @701cca via social media. 

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