Lawrence, Kansas, USA
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The work "TWIN STRANDS" of Zhang Chun Hong is part of The Origo Collection of Sotheby's Hong KongRead More
Hong Chun Zhang (known as Zhang Chun Hong in China) was born in 1971, Shenyang, China. In 1994, she received a BFA degree in Chinese Painting from Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. In 1996, Hong came to America with her twin sister to expand their education in fine arts. In 2004, she completed the MFA program at University of California, Davis. Hong currently resides in Lawrence, KS with her husband and daughter.
Hong uses disembodied long, black and straight hair as a reference to her identity. Her ceiling to floor sized charcoal drawings on scrolls combine traditional skills with contemporary ideas.
Hong has exhibited her work nationally and internationally at different venues such as The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC; Ink Studio in Beijing; The 3rd Chengdu Biennale and The 9th Shanghai Biennale in China; The Museum of Contemporary Art Norway, in Oslo; White Rabbit Gallery in Sydney, Australia; Galerie Steph in Singapore; Asia Society Texas Center in Houston; The Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles; The Portland Museum of Art in Maine; The Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco; The Center for Contemporary Art Sacramento; BRIC Rotunda Gallery in Brooklyn and The Chinese Porcelain Company in New York City.
Her work is selected in a number of public and private collections such as Sylvain Levy/ DSL Collection (Paris 2011), The Origo Family Foundation (Zurich 2009), The White Rabbit Contemporary Chinese Art Collection (Sydney 2008), The Kansas City Collection (2010), Spencer Museum of Art at University of Kansas (Lawrence 2006), The Ministry of Culture of China (Beijing 1994). Hong has been awarded with a Skowhegan Artist Residency Full Scholarship (2003) and a Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship (2004) and a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant (2006). She has also been invited to give talks and workshops at galleries, museums and universities.
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