Master of Fine Arts, Experimental Animation; Integrated Media. California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA; May 2021
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Puppetry Arts. The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; May 2010 


Associate Professor; School of Performing Arts & School of Media Arts. Seoul Institute of the Arts, South Korea; March 2023 to Present


Franklin Furnace Award, "Long Live Livia", 2023 
Slamdance, Jury Special Mention, "Moomin", 2023 
AspenShorts Fest, Jury Special Mention,"Charlotte", 2022 
Stephen Hillenburg Award, 2020 
Jim Henson Foundation Award, 2019
Julie Taymor World Theater Fellowship, Inaugural Awardee, 2016
Tobin Award for Artistic Excellence, Artist Foundation of San Antonio, 2015
Creative Development Grant, Heinz Endowment/The Pittsburgh Foundation, 2013



Camera Obscura Museum, Santa Monica, CA, 2022 
Unlisted Projects, The Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, 2018

Niwa Gekidan Penino, Tokyo, Japan, 2017 
The Thinkery, Austin Children’s Museum, 2016

S.M.A.R.T. Artist in Residence, 1906 Gallery, San Antonio, 2016


Sponge hollow, Automata Gallery, Los Angeles, 2020 
Sponge hollow, REDCAT, NOW Festival, Los Angeles, 2019
Let’s Prank Call Each Other, ArsNova, AntFest, New York, 2017 
The Clown Was Stung by Wasps, Luminaria Festival, San Antonio, 2017
Moon City, Spoleto Festival, Charleston, 2015 


Moomin: Cucalorus (2023), Slamdance [Special Jury Mention], True/False
Charlotte: Toronto International FF (2021), Slamdance, AspenShorts [Special Jury Mention] (2022), Suttgart International Animation Festival...
Wild Heart 1981 / 2020: Slamdance (2020), Eastern Oregon FF (2020)… 
Lax to Vancouver: Sweaty Eyeballs (2020), Toronto Arthouse FF (2020)…
Self-Portrait at 86 Dog Years: Florida Animation FF (2020), Prague International FF (2020)


Roger Ebert, Short Films in Focus: Charlotte, 2022 , 
BFI Sight + Sound Magazine, The best video essays of 2020, 2020
LA Weekly, Meet an Artist Monday: Zach Dorn, 2019
ArtsWave, Zach Dorn Waxes Nostalgic by Any Means Possible, 2019
Cincy City Beat, CRITIC'S PICK: 'Let’s Prank Call Each Other’, 2019
Orlando Weekly, ’An Excruciatingly Ordinary Toy Theater Show' is in fact extraordinary, 2018 
‘Moon City creates weird beauty by taking big risks…’ Charleston City Paper, 2015 ,