Zachary Gresham is an arts administrator and educator who currently serves as the education programs director at Art League Houston. In this capacity, he has increased access to high-quality visual arts programs in the Houston community by establishing two scholarship funds that cover tuition for both youth and adult programming, expanding the organization’s in-school artist residency program, ArtBound!, and adult art school, establishing an annual student and instructor exhibition, and creating a summer studio art intensive program for area teens.
Previously, he worked at Lawndale Art Center, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs at The City of Houston. Additionally, Gresham has played cello with the Symphony of Southeast Texas since 2009 and occasionally freelances around the Houston area. He is an adjunct lecturer in the College of Education and the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts at the University of Houston, where he teaches Art in Elementary Schools, an art education course for upper-level education majors and Technology in the Arts, a graduate seminar in the M.A. in Arts Leadership Program. Additionally, he serves as the co-chair for the Community Partnerships Working Group for the Arts Access Initiative.
Gresham holds a B.A. from Lamar University, a certificate in nonprofit leadership from Rice University, participated in the Community Arts Education Leadership Institute (CAELI) through the National Guild for Community Arts Education and completed his M.A. in arts leadership and M.Ed in curriculum and instruction — art education from the University of Houston.