Lu Zhang

Studio Building
Studio Interior
Studio Location
Stoneware, Glaze New York, 2014 Male, 25X20X10in, Female, 5X20X35in
Stoneware, Glaze 10x6x32(h) In2013New York
Terra Cotta, Slip, Bench 7x16x21inch, China, 2013
Pottery Installation, Rice Paper, Cyanotype, 2014, New York
Mather Made, 10:48min, 2013, New Mexico
Artist's Statement

My work is autobiographical and metaphysical for ranging from photography and video to sculpture and installation. I am interested in investigating human nature through relationship, cultural conflicts and spiritual existence, both psychologically and philosophically. Other than photography and video, I dedicate myself to ceramics among other disciplines. My ceramic sculpture is characteristic human figure or an object that portraits a human figure. The figures contain the rhetorical description, such as a missed body part, the animal face human being and exaggerated body proportion. Through the act of making, I am investigating how ambiguous of humanity between innocence and danger, beauty and repulsion. I am also transforming my social awkwardness, physical fragility as a woman and psychological narratives in to an acceptable statement through this body of work.


2015 MFA/MS Photography, Art History, Pratt Institute, New York
2008 BA, International Economics and Trade, Xi’an Jiao Tong University, China

SOLO Exhibition
2014 Thesis Exhibition:The Birth from Tragedy, 塵,Pratt Institute, New York
2014 All the Lost Souls, Stephen Romano Gallery, New York.
2014 Twin(s), Ouchi Gallery, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions
2015_Art For Peace_, Korean Culture Center, Ankara, Turkey
2015_Who’s Afraid of Feminism?, curated by Catherine Morris, A.I.R. Gallery, New York
2015 _National Juried Exhibition 2015, curated by Steven Harvey, First Street Gallery, New York,
2014 Abundantia Cornu CopiaeStephen Romano Gallery, New York
2014 A “Womanhouse” or a Roaming House? “A Room of One’s Own” Today curated by Mira Schor, A.I.R. Gallery, New York
2013 Possibilities Xi’an Academy of Fine Art, China