Black Head, 2009
Warrior With Colored face, 2009
Wanxin Zhang was born and educated in China. He graduated from the prestigious LuXun Academy of Fine Art with a focus in Sculpture. In 1992, after Wanxin Zhang established his art career as a sculptor in China, he relocated to San Francisco with his family. There, he received his Masters in Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University. As a studio sculptor and educator, Zhang is a first place recipient of the Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant in 2006, and the Joan Mitchell Grant in 2004. His sculptures have been shown in San Francisco, New York City, Seattle, Santa Fe, and Miami, as well as abroad in Japan, China, and Canada. Zhang has had many solo museum exhibitions, including ones at the University of Wyoming Art Museum, Boise Art Museum in Idaho, Arizona State University Art Museum, Fresno Art Museum in California, The Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art in Michigan, Bellevue Arts Museum in Washington, and Holter Museum of Art in Montana. His works have been selected to be included in Confrontational Ceramics by Judith Schwartz, and can be found in major art magazines such as “Art News,” Art in America, Sculpture, and American Ceramics. Zhang has many public collections, and his private collectors are located both nationally and internationally.
Zhang currently lives and works in San Francisco. He is a senior lecturer at the Ceramics Department of California College of the Art in Oakland, California.
Dec 27, 2013