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Resume (Short Version)


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

Teaching Experience

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

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

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

Solo Exhibitions

2022       Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California, "Witness"

2019       Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, California. " Wanxin Zhang: The Long Journey"

2017       Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California, "Fahrenheit"

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

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"

Group Shows (Selected)

2022      "REAL ID" Consumnes River College Art Gallery, Sacramento, California

2020      "The Body, the Object, the Other" Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles, California

               "Making in Between: Contemporary Chinese American Ceramics"  American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

2019       "Richard Shaw and Wanxin Zhang" Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, California

2018       "Richard Shaw and Wanxin Zhang" Santa Clara University Gallery. Santa Clara, California

                "Forty artists"  Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, California

                "Raphaelle Goethals and Wanxin Zhang" .Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2017       "They're Fired"  Bernice Steinbaum gallery,  Miami, Florida

               "Sabbath" Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, California 

              "The 1st Anren Biennale" Chengdu, China

              "From Funk to Punk"  Left Coast Ceramics, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY 

              "Bay Area Clay -A legacy of social consciousness" Arts Benicia, Benicia, California

              "Bay Area Clay" Hoffman gallery of Contemporary, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon

               "Riseup" Art as action Minnesota street project, San Francisco, California

              "With liberty and justice for some" Walter Maciel Gallery: Los Angeles, California

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

Workshops, Lectures and Panels

2015       Guest Lecturer, Ceramic Program, 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 

Award and Grants (Selected)

2017      Jury Award Winner of "Sabbath"exhibition,Contemoporary Jewish Museum,San Francisco,CA

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

2008      Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Finalist Prize, Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan

Public Collections (Selected)

Academy of Art University, San Francisco, Califorina

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA

Annie Wong Art Foundation, Hong Kong, China

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, California.

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

City of Albuquerque, Albuquerque, New Mexico

City of Dalian, LiaoNing Province, China

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

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

Smithsonian American Art Museum (The Renwick Gallery), Washington, DC

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

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