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Biying Zhang

Studio Building
Studio Interior
Studio Location
Fire Work No.3
Alienation No.13
The Biggest Blue
Alienation No.15
Artist's Statement

My work is intended to address public awareness and encourage discussion about the relationship between individuals and their physical environment. Does our place of habitation shape our state of being? To what extent? I am fascinated to study the perceptions we hold that align us with mainstream vs. peripheral consciousness in the face of schematic frameworks. I continually explore the intersection of comfort, despair, place, and purpose. Ultimately, I hope the audience will find resonances of their own experience, values, and sense of belonging within my work. I hope my work can be a starting point for discussion about who we are and how we fit into a world that is both hopeful and alien. The audience is free to analyze and draw their own conclusions. Please check out my work at www/


Zhang was born in Guangzhou, China in 1984. She received her BFA from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, and her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Zhang is a painter and also works in film/video, sound art and mixed media. Zhang's work has been widely exhibited internationally at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the National Art Museum of China, the Beijing International Art Biennial, the Art In Embassies Program, and in film festivals, galleries and at various special events. I have been awarded a fellowship at the Jentel Residency, a scholarship from Harvard University, the Karsh Prize in photography, and other scholarships from S.M.F.A. Boston and The Central Academy of Fine Art, China. Zhang lives and works in New York.