Education

1992-1996            Academy of Art University, MFA Sculpture, San Francisco, California

1980-1985            Lu Xun Academy of Fine Art, BFA Sculpture, Shengyang, Liaoning Province, China

1984                      Stone Carving Summer Workshop with Master Hosoi Yoshio, Shengyang, Liaoning, China

1977-1980            Jilin Art School, Diploma of Fine Art, Changchun, Jilin Province, China

 

Teaching Experience

2015-Present        San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, Califorina

2012-2013            Ceramics Department, California College of The Arts, Oakland, California 

2010-2012            Department of Art Practice, University of California, Berkeley, California

1996-2010            Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California

1985-1992            Jilin Art College, ChangChun City, China

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015       Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame, California, "Clay National"

2014       Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California, "Totem"

2013       Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California. "Wanxin Zhang: Ceramic Sculptures"

                Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. "Wanxin Zhang's New Works"

2012       Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, California. "Wanxin Zhang"

                Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong, China   "Wanxin Zhang's New Works"

                Richmond Art Center, Main Gallery, Richmond, California."Wanxin Zhang: A Ten Year Survey"

                Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana. "Wanxin Zhang: A Ten Year Survey" 

2011       Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, Washington. "Wanxin Zhang"

                Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, Washington."Wanxin Zhang: A Ten Year Survey" 

                Morean Art Center, St, Petersburg, Florida."Wanxin Zhang: A Ten Year Survey"

2010       Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho."Wanxin Zhang: A Ten Year Survey"            

                Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona. "Wanxin Zhang: A Ten Year Survey: 1999-2009'' (Catalog)

2009       University of San Francisco, The Thacher Gallery, San Francisco, California. ''Detour"

                Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, California. "Contemporary Warrior"

2008       Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, California. "Contemporary Warrior"      

                The Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art, Midland Art Center, Midland, Michigan. “New Warriors"

                Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong, China. "Pit #5: My Nation" (Catalog)

2007       Fresno Art Museum, Duncan and Hallowell Galleries, Fresno, California. “California Artist, Too!"    

2006       Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, Florida. “Wanxin Zhang’s New Works”

                University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, Wyoming. “Pit #5 Laramie, 2006” (Catalog)

2004       Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, Florida. “Figures of the Future‘s Past - Pit #5”

2002       Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, California. “Ceramic Sculpture” (Catalog)

2001       Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, California. “Treasures of China: A Dialogue"

1997       Space 303, San Francisco, California. “Wanxin Zhang 1997”

1996       Sculpture Center. Academy of Art University, MFA Graduate Show, San Francisco, California.“Dialogue”

 

Group Shows (Selected)

2016      "Marking Our Mark" Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California

               "Fired Up: Monumental Clay" Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, California 

               "Between worlds" ARC Gallery, San Francisco. Califorina

                Holly Roberts & Wanxin Zhang: Mind Made Up" Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2015       "Character Studies" San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California

                "Natural Substance" Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, California

2014       "Collision and Confluence" Asian Cultural Center, New York, New York

                "Local Clay Heavies" Trax Gallery, Berkeley, California

                "Transmigrational Ceramics from the Corridor" Benicia Museum of Art, Benicia, California

2013       "Form and Figure" Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, California

                "DaTong 2nd International Sculpture Biennial" Datong, Shanxi, China

                "Visiting Artists Exhibition" Bray North Gallery, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana

                "Figuratively Speaking" SMAart Gallery, San Francisco, California

2012       "Faculty Show" Oliver Art Center, California College of the Arts, Oakland, California

                "Local Treasures" Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California

                "What is a rabbit" John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California

2011       "Across the Divide" Crossman Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, Wisconsin

                Then traveled to: Visual Art Center, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas in 2012 (Catalog)    

                "Faculty Show'' Department of Art Practice, Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California

                ''Beyond Tradition: Art Legacies at the Richmond Art Center, Part II"  Richmond, California

                ''Thirty Artist" Invitational Exhibition, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California (Catalog)

2010       "Four Artists Show" Mindy Solomon Gallery, St. Petersburg, Florida

                "Ceramic Annual of America" Fort Mason, San Francisco, California (Book)

                "West Coast Artist" Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

                "Faculty Show'' Department of Art Practice, Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California

2009       "Glimpses: Contemporary Ceramics" Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, Washington

                "Figurative" with Judy Dater, Hope Kroll, Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, California

                "Nine Lives: Dog Day of the Summer'' Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, Florida

2008       "Wyoming Invitational" University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming

                "Spirit and Form" with Randall Shiroma and Yoshio Taylor. Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California

                "A Human Impulse: Figuration from the Diane and Sandy Besser Collection" Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona (Book)                             

                "Artists to Watch - Asia” Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

                "Taiwan Ceramics Biennial" Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan (Book)

2007       "Innovation and Change: Arizona State University Ceramic Collection" Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort                                   Wayne, Indiana (Nationwide Traveling Show. Book)           

                "Clay & Brush: The Ceramic Art of China" Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

                "What is Next?” Florida Craftsman Gallery, St. Petersburg, Florida

                "The 22nd UBE Biennial International Sculpture Competition" Yamaguchi, Japan (Catalog)

2006       "Landscape Sculpture Design for Beijing 2008 Olympic Games" Beijing, China (Brochure)

                "45th Anniversary Exhibitions" Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, California

2005       "Riverbend Sculpture Biennial 2005” Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts, Owensboro, Kentucky

                "The Other Mainstream" Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona (Catalog)  

                "The Exquisite Works of the Fine Arts Collection" National Art Museum, Beijing, China

2004       "It’s for the Birds” Traveling Exhibition, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, Florida (Catalog)                   

2003       "Across the Divide" Gatov and Werby Art Gallery, Cal State University Long Beach, California (Catalog)0

                "Gallery Artists" John Elder Gallery, New York, New York

2001       "Selected Artist" Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, California

2000       "2000 All California Exhibition" San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (Brochure)

                "Sculpture 2000” Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C

1999       "New Year Celebration" Hayward City Hall, Hayward, California

1998       "The Light is Diverse in California" Curator: Enrique Chagoya, Center for Visual Art, Oakland, California 1997

                "Contemporary Sculpture" Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, California

                "California Clay Competition Exhibition" The Artery Gallery, Davis, California (Catalog)

                "Breaking Out" with Anna Wong and Chinghuey Tiao, Chinese Cultural Center, San Francisco, California 1996

                "The 21st Annual Open Show" Roseville Art Center, Roseville, California

                "Spring Show" Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California

                "June Juries Show" Gallery Router One, Point Reyes Station, California

1995       "Summer Show, Gallery Artists" Triangle Gallery, San Francisco,  California

                "The 10th International Art Exchange" Asian Art Society in America, San Francisco, California (Catalog)

                "Moonlight" Artworks Foundry Gallery, Berkeley, California

1990       "Asian 11th Champion Art Exhibition" International Exhibition Center, Beijing, China

1989       "The 7th National Fine Art Exhibition" China Art Gallery, Beijing, China (Book)

                "Jilin Fine Art Exhibition'' Jilin History Museum, Changchun, Jilin Province, China

                "Northeast Young Artist Exhibition," Northeast Normal University Art Gallery, Changchun, Jilin, China

1987       "The 60th Anniversary Celebration National Army Art Exhibition” China Art Gallery, Beijing, China

 

Workshops, Lectures and Panels

2015       Guest Lecturer, Ceramic Progarm, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, Califorinia 

2014       MFA Study Artist Mentor, Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

                Visiting Artist, San Jose State University, San Jose, California

                Panelist, "Fired in Oakland" Ceramic Symposium, ArtMurMur, Oakland, California 

2013       Visiting Artist, Clay Workshop, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana 

2012       Visiting Artist, Heritage University, Yakima, Washington

                Lead Artist, Clay Construction Workshop, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California

                Public Lecturer, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana

2011       Guest Artist, Sculpture Department, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

                Public Lecturer, Bellevue Arts Museum. Bellevue, Washington

2010       Visiting Artist, Clay Workshop, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

                Guest Artist, Gallery Talk and Clay Workshop, Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho

2009       Visiting Lecturer, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California

                Guest Lecturer, Ceramics Department, California College of Arts, Oakland, California

                Guest Lecturer, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California

2007       Guest Artist, Artist Talk, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California

2004       Visiting Artist, The State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York

 

Award and Grants (Selected)

2012       Montana Arts Council, Artist-in-residence, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana

2006       Virginia A. Groot Foundation Sculptors Grant – 1st Place, Evanston, Illinois

                NEA / Warhol Foundation, Artist-in-residence, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, Wyoming 2004

                The Joan Mitchell Foundation Inc. Painters and Sculptors Grant, New York City, New York

2000       Distinctive Merit Award, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California

1997       Honorary Merit Award of the Outdoor Sculpture Search, Los Altos City, California

1989       Sculpture Bronze Prize, The 7th National Art Exhibition, China Art Museum, Beijing, China

                Jilin Fine Art Exhibition, 1st Place, Changchun, Jilin Province, China

 

Books and Catalogues (Selected)

Cebulski, Frank                    Wanxin Zhang: Transcultural Figure and Tradition. Catalogue Essay, Triangle Gallery,                                                     San Francisco, California, 2002

Chen, Miao-feng                 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Taipei Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan, 2008, p.167,194

Dursum, Brian                      Clay and Brush: The Ceramic Art of China. Lowe Art Museum, Published in University                                                    of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, 2007, p.69

Erickson, Britta                    Tyranny Meets Irreverence in Pit #5. Catalogue Essay, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong,                                                    China, 2008

Held, Peter                            A Human Impulse. Figuration from the Diane and Sandy Besser Collection, Arizona                                                         State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona, 2008, p.34-35, 47

Held, Peter                            Innovation Change. Ceramics from the Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe,                                                     Arizona, 2009, p.191

Hua, Junwu.                         Prize Winning Art Works of the 7th Chinese National Art Exhibition. Publisher: Pok Art                                                     House, Hong Kong, China, 1989, p.116

Huo, Boyang                        Fiftieth Anniversary of Sculpture Department, Lu Xun Academy of Fine Art." China                                                         Light Industrial Publishing House, Beijing, China, 2002, p. 119, 232, 233

Khayutina, Maria                Qin The Eternal Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors. Zurich, Switzerland, 2013, p. 257

Li, Xuefeng                               World Sculpture. Henan Fine Arts Publishing House, Zhengzhou, China, 1990, p. 402

Moldenhauer, Susan           Wanxin Zhang, Warrior, Pit #5. Published in University of Wyoming Art Museum, 2006

Nakahara, Yusuke                     UBS Biennale 2007, 22nd International Open Sculpture Competition, Japan, p. 54

Natsoulas, John                   Ceramics Annual of America, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California, 2010, p.72-73

Schwartz, Judith S               Confrontational Ceramics, A&C Black, London, 2008, p.137

Servis, Nancy M                  Wanxin Zhang: Innovation in Ceramic Sculpture, Catalog Essay, Solstice Press, Oakland,                                               California, 2012, p.23-27

Sullivan, Michael                 Modern Chinese Artists: A Biographical Dictionary. University of California Press, Berkeley,                                               California, 2006, p.222

Tarkasis, Kostas                  Clay in Art, International Yearbook, Edition 07-08, Athens, Greece, 2008, p.94-102

Tourtillott, Suzanne            500 Ceramic Sculptures, Published by Lark Books, New York, New York, 2009, p.254

Vine, Richard                       The Chinese Connection. Morean Arts Center, Catalog, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2010

Weinstein, Joel                     Coming Home to Roost. Catalogue Essay, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, 2004

Zeitlin, Marilyn A                Art and Justice. The Other Mainstream, Weithorn's Collection Exhibition, Catalogue                                                          Essay, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona 2005, p.14-15

 

Review and Periodicals (Selected)

Albritton, Ann                      "Zhang at Bernice Steinbaum Gallery", Sculpture Magazine, New Jersey,  July/August                                                       Issue, 2005, p. 69        

Alexander, David                "Terractta Sculpture: A Passion for Creative Art Teacher," Richmond Review, 

                                                San Francisco, California, July Issue, 2002

Ascarelli, Brett                      "Clay Nation" Diablo Arts, January- March 2008, City of Walnut Creek, California, p.30

Baker, Kenneth                    "Wanxin Zhang at Triangle" San Francisco Chronicle, July 27th, D10, 2002

                                            "Trio of Talent on Display at Richmond Art Center" SF Chronicle, May 10th, F2, 2012

Beal, Suzanne                      "A Ten-Year Survey at the Bellevue Arts Museum'', Ceramics: Art and Perception,                                                             Sheridan, Wyoming, Issue 84, 2011, p.54-57

Bennett, Lennie                   "Morean Art Center Exhibits Explore Complex Themes in Painting, Drawings,                                                                     Sculpture." St. Petersburg Time, St. Petersburg, Florida, October 19, 2010

Brooks, Angela                    "Recreating History"  7220 Newspaper , Laramie, Wyoming, p. 9, Jan 26th, 2006

Carroll, Tonya                      "Top Talent: 150+ Emerging, Established, and Most Influential Artists" Santa Fe, Mexico,                                               June/July, 2008

Cheng, DeWitt                      "Wanxin Zhang: Totem at Catharine Clark Gallery", Art Ltd Magazine, Woodland Hills,                                                  Califorina, Jan/Feb, 2015, p.21-22

Danto, Arthur C                   "Visionary Ceramics" American Ceramics, 2007, New York, V.15. N. 2, Images p.26-29

Cebulski, Frank                    "Wanxin Zhang: Bedford Gallery" Artweek, April, 2008, San Francisco, California, p.32

Flood, Greg                           "Totem: Wanxin Zhang at Catharine Clark Gallery” Examiner.com, November 19, 2014

Findlay-brown, Ian             "Zhang Wanxin at Art Beatus" World Sculpture News, Hong Kong, China, Volume.14,                                                     Number 3, Summer, 2008, p.69-70

Gonzalez, Yvonne               "Chinese influences evident in ASU art exhibition" Arcadia News, 2010, Phoenix,                                                               Arizona, Vol.17, No.10

Lincoln, Marga                    ''Warriors with a difference" Independent Record, Yourtime, Helena, Montana,                                                                  Thursday, January 19, 2012, p. 2,12

Hernandez, Mireya             "Public Art Gives New Life to Fallen Workers" Prime Time Volume 17, Issue 8, 2006,                                                        p.16, August,  Albuquerque, New Mexico

Moan, Rebekah                   “Curiosity Drives Artist Wanxin Zhang” The Potrero View, San Francisco, California,                                                        April, 2015, p. 12-13         

Mohar, Erica                        "Wanxin Zhang: Totem," Yishu, Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Vol 14. No 2,                                                       March 2015, p.106 -111

Nadelman, Cynthia            "Pot People" Recent Figurative Ceramic Sculpture, Sculpture Review, New York, New                                                       York, Fall Issue, 2010, p.18,21

Nakane, Kazuko                 "A New American Artist Sculpts His Vision of  Humanity'' International Examiner, 

                                                Seattle, Washington,Volume 38 No. 09, May 4th, 2011

Oland, Dana                         "Wanxin Zhang will give voice to his silent warriors at the Boise Art Museum" 

                                                Idaho Statesman, Boise, Idaho, Thursday, September 2,2010

Ormond, Mark                     "Figures of the Future's Past" Announcement Essay, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery,

                                                Miami, 2004

Pilar, Jacquelin                     "Wanxin Zhang: California Artist, Too!" Ceramic Dialogues, Manchuria to                                               San Francisco, Fresno Art Museum Preview, Fresno, California, December, 2007, p.12

Qi, Ke                                     "Emotion of Color" Cup Magazine, Hong Kong, Chima, July, 2008, p.42

Sano, Emily                          "Tradition and Transformation: Wanxin Zhang Sculpture" Clay Art,                                                                                      International Yearbook, Athens, Greece, 2007/2008,  p.96-98

Shao, Daqian                       "Meishu" (Fine Art Magazine), Special Edition Issue, Beijing, China, October, 1989

Shames, Germaine              "Wanxin Zhang: A Ten- Year Survey" Ceramics Monthly, Westerville, Ohio,                                                                        June/July/August, 2010, p.28-29

Taylor, Robert                      "Building a Battalion Out of Clay" Contra Costa Times, California,  January 12, 2008,                                                     Section D                                                                                                                      

Upchurch, Michael              "Tradition, Pop Art Mix in Zhang Show at BAM" The Seattle Times, Seattle, 

                                                Washington, Thursday, March 31, 2011, B5

Yochum, Michael                “Wanxin Zhang: Art Whistling” SF Art News, November 8, 2014

Zhang, Wanxin                    "Wrong Reasons, Right Results" Ceramics Monthly, Westerville, Ohio. January, 2011,                                                       p.44-47              

 

Public Collections (Selected)

Academy of Art University, San Francisco, Califorina

Annie Wong Art Foundation, Hong Kong, China

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona

City of Albuquerque, Albuquerque, New Mexico

City of Dalian, LiaoNing Province, China

Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California

Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana

Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

National Art Museum of  China, Beijing, China

New Mexico State Art Commission, Santa Fe, New Mexico

UBE Tokiwa Museum, Yamaguchi, Japan

Udinotti Museum of Figurative Art. Paradise Valley, Arizona

University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, Wyoming

Virginia A. Groot Foundation, Evanston, Illinois