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artists reflect on their immigrant roots in 'Artists Without Borders'

After coming to the U.S. to earn her master of fine arts degree, Xiaohong Zhang was offered a teaching position at UW-Whitewater in 2002. Originally from Hubei, China, Zhang decided to stay and pursue her American Dream. “To me, ‘American Dream’ means life, liberty, opportunity and equality,” said Zhang, now a professor of art and design at UW-Whitewater.


April 24- July 3, 2021

Artists Without Borders: Reflections on Art and Place

Director of Collections and Exhibitions : Graeme Reid
Director of Collections, Education, and Research : J Tyler Friedman

Artists Without Borders showcases the works of nine artists—all with roots abroad and currently residing in Wisconsin—to explore their distinct takes on the relationship between art and place.

Galleries: https://wisconsinart.org/exhibitions/artistswithoutborders.aspx

October 2019 - May 2020

DunHuang - Work In Progress

Artist: Xiaohong Zhang
Motion Capture: Bill Miller
Music: Jeff Herriott
Dance: Ying Xu
Research Assistants : Alex Hartz. Derek Woodard

Work In Progress : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2282eVFlHzs&t=18s

Work In Progress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7Qw31gIoEI

Work In Progress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UHoUjB9kms

The goal of this project is to use contemporary aesthetics to explore the sensori-emotional values of Dunhuang art. Artist will work with a dancer Ying Xu to capture her Dunhuang dance and apply her motion into the 3D ribbons by using our recent updated OptiTrack motion capture system. At the same time, the artist will input datas about Dunhuang, such as the time and age of important events, and explore the unexpected effects and artistic vision through the random operation of the processing program.

Saturday, January 25–Sunday, March 29, 2020

Museum of Wisconsin Art

Juror and Curator
Amy Baur
Brian Boldon

Every two years the Museum of Wisconsin Art showcases some of the most compelling art from a state rich in creative capital. The 2020 Wisconsin Artists Biennial recognizes emerging and established Wisconsin artists who are pushing the boundaries of the ideas that shape society.

Galleries: https://wisconsinart.org/exhibitions/2020-biennial.aspx

September 2018

Xiaohong Zhang Solo Exhibition

Wriston Art Galleries, Lawrence University, USA

Director and Curator
Beth A. Zinsli
Wriston Art Galleries
Lawrence University

Galleries: http://www.lawrence.edu/s/wriston



October - December. 2017

East Asia Library
Stanford University, USA

January - February, 2018

Biola University, USA

September 27, 2016 – October 29, 2016

Wisconsin Triennial 2016

group Exhibition
Madison Contemporary Museum Wisconsin, U.S.A

This year's Wisconsin Triennial will open with a reception beginning at 6 pm on Friday, September 23. The exhibition will be on view in the museum's lobby, State Street Gallery, Imprint Gallery, main galleries, and rooftop sculpture garden through January 8, 2017. A cornerstone of MMoCA's exhibition programming, the Triennial captures the richness and variety of artistic expression across the state, and showcases significant themes being addressed within the contemporary art world. Visitors may see new work by artists included in previous Triennials, as well as discover emerging artists. https://badgerherald.com/artsetc/2016/09/27/wisconsin-triennial-exhibit-seeks-to-evoke-feelings-about-climate-change/