b. 1985 New York, NY


Joker’s Solitaire, Kai Matsumiya Gallery, NY 2015

Battle for Lagniappe, 7ELEVEN Gallery, New York, NY, 2012



State of Emergency, Cur. Nina Felshin, Queens Museum, NY, 2017

Joker's Solitaire at Paramount Ranch with Kai Matsumiya, LA, California 2015

Brooklyn Artists Ball, Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY 2015

The Last Brucennial, New York, NY, 2014 

All the Best Artists are My Friends, (cur. Ray Smith) Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ, 2014

Beyond Beasts, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA, 2013

Peekskill Project V, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY 2013

Come Together Sandy, Cur. Phong Bui, Brooklyn, NY, 2013 

Spring Break Art Show, New York, NY, 2013

ArteBA Art Fair, with Costado Galeria, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2010

2009 The Flag, Goodchildren Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Prospect. 1, Studio at Colton, New Orleans, LA, 2008



  • Venice Biennale Cinema College, Venice, Italy, 2017
  • The Cabins Interdisciplinary Writers Retreat, Norfolk, CT, 2017
  • Pollock-Krasner Foundation Hurricane Sandy Grant Recipient, 2013
  • Joan Mitchell Foundation Emergency Grant Recipient, 2013
  • MOCA TUCSON - Artist in Residence, Tucson, AZ, 2013      
  • NYFA: Andy Warhol Foundation Emergency Relief Grant Recipient, 2012  
  • PIONEER WORKS Artist Residency, Brooklyn, NY, 2012 
  • Studio at Colton Artists Residency, New Orleans, LA, 2008 


  • Small, Rachel. “Playing with Nudes” INTERVIEW Magazine, Jan 28, 2015          
  • Gardner, Ralph. “In the Buff: Nudie Playing Cards That Call Your Bluff” Wall Street Journal, 2015
  • McVey, Kurt. “Z Behl’s Nude Male Solitaire” ARTNET, March 7, 2015
  • Gallant, Elise “Z Behl at Kai Matsumiya” PURPLE, 2015
  • B utman, Jeremy. “All the best Artists are my Friends” BROOKLYN RAIL, July 15, 2014
  • Cascone, Sarah. “The Final Brucennial …”  ARTNET, March 8, 2014
  • Miller, M.H. “Ladies’ Night: the BHQF’s Record Breaking Last Brucennial” NY Observer, March 7, 2014
  • Gardner, Ralph. “Artist Afloat in Tribeca” Wall Street Journal, March 14, A16, 2012 
  • Rothbaum, Rebecca: “Art Brushed by Stormy Hand” Wall Street Journal, A 17, Nov 30, 2012
  • Jovanovic, Rozalia. “Red Hook Artists Showcase Flood-Damaged Art at Sandy Relief Benefit” ARTINFO


Wesleyan University; BA in English and Visual Art;  2007