© 2019 by Xia Zhang / All rights reserved

 

born in Enping, Guangdong, China / lives and works in Tulsa, Oklahoma

EDUCATION            ­                                                                                                  

2015                                West Virginia University, Master of Fine Arts                                                                                                 

2011                                Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts         

 

SOLO / DUAL EXHIBITIONS                                                                                          

2020 (forthcoming)             TBD, Zarrow Center for Art and Education, Tulsa, OK                                                               

2019                               SKIN PIECE, Pannell Gallery, Sweet Briar College, VA                                                                                        

                                     yellow on the outside, The Growlery, San Francisco, CA                                                                                 

                                     Offed Duty (dual), Bridge Art Space, Bangkok, Thailand                           

2015                               Ephemeralities, Gallery 212, Sonoma, CA                                                                                                                                                                            Contemplations of Otherness & Beauty, Paul Mesaros Gallery, Morgantown, WV

                                     Thoroughness, Miller Gallery, Indiana, PA

2011                               Belongingness, Associated Artists of Butler County, Butler, PA    

 

JURIED EXHIBITIONS                                                                                                           

2018                               Let Me Be A Witness, juried by Stacey Goodman, Root Division, San Francisco, CA                                           

2016                               19th International Open, juried by Wai Kit Lam, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL                                             

                                     Working Pots, juried by Simon Levin, James May Gallery, Algoma, WI                                    

                                     Augmented, juried by Gregory Roberts, Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, CA

2014                               Annual Juried Student Exhibition (awarded Best in Show), Douglas O. Blaney Lobby, Morgantown, WV                                                  

                                     4th Annual Clay National, juried by Richard Notkin, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA

                                     Reclaimed: Installation, Performance, and Site Specific Works, juried by Art Axis Board of Directors, One Wall Gallery

                                     BUMFACK Co., NCECA Project Space: Material World, Milwaukee, WI

                                     Decomposition, juried by Laura Davis; Awarded Best in Show, Allen Priebe Gallery, Oshkosh, WI

GROUP EXHIBITIONS                                                                                                           

2020 (forthcoming)             Body, Object, Image, curated by Jason Hackett, Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA                        

2019                               New Genre Arts Festival, curated by Jessica Borusky, Living Arts, Tulsa, OK                                                               

                                     Queer Craft, curated by Andrew Leo Stansbury, Morrison Gallery, University of Minnesotta, Morris, MN

                                     Mixed Bag, Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA                                   

2018                               pink slip, Plug Projects, Kansas City, MO                                                                                                     

                                     Mother’s Day, Little Berlin, Philadephia, PA                                                                                                  

                                     Alternative Bodies, Blaine Gallery, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

                                     WVU Ceramics Alumni 40 Years, 3rd Street Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2017                               soft touch, Wolpert Gallery, Gatlinburg, TN                                                                                                  

                                     The Arrowmont Experience, The Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN                                                                   

                                     GRIT, Bob Evans Gallery, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA                    

                                     2017 – 2018 Artist in Residence Exhibition, Wolpert Gallery, Gatlinburg, TN                                        

                                     The Next Generation, Sonoma Arts Guild, Sonoma, CA

2016                               Tautology Artist Collective Group Show, Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, NY                                                 

2015                               Tautology Collective: West PA to West TX, Charles Adams Gallery, Lubbock, TX                                               

                                     BUMFACK Co., Northern Lights Festival, a collaboration with Kevin R. Kao, partnered with Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN

                                     Encountering the Anthropocene: Landscapes of a New Epoch, JD Brooks Gallery, Fairmont, WV

2014                               Bottom Feeders and The Distant Self, Slusser Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI                                                                             

2013                               Interface, Laura Mesaros Gallery, Morgantown, WV                                                                                      

                                     Confluence, Artists Image Resource Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2012                               98 Days In China, C2 Gallery, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China

 

RESIDENCIES                                                                                                            

2018 & 2019                      The Growlery, San Francisco, CA                                                                                                      

2017 - 2018                      Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN                                                                        

2016                               Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT                                                                                                                        

2015                               Sonoma Ceramics, Sonoma Community Center, Sonoma, CA            

 

AWARDS                                                                                                                   

2018 - 2020                       Faculty Research Grant, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK                                                                

2018                               Emergency Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York, NY                                                             

2017 - 2018                      Trabue Scholarship, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN                                            

2016 - 2017                      Alice C. Cole Fellowship Visiting Artist, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA                                                 

2016                               Windgate Craft Artists Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT                                                              

                                     Namaste Foundation Award, Emerging Artists of Sonoma County, CA

2013 - 2015                      School of Art and Design Graduate Assistantship, West Virginia University, WV      

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE                                                                                        

2020 (forthcoming)             Workshop Instructor, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN                               

2019                               Visiting Artist, Sweet Briar College, Amherst, VA                                                                                            

2018 - present                   Visiting Assistant Professor of Art & Design (Ceramics Area Head & Instructor), The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK      

2018                               Guest Lecturer, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO                                                                                

                                     Visiting Artist, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN                                                                                    

                                     Visiting Artist, Walter State, Morristown, TN                                                                                                  

                                     Guest Lecturer, Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC                                                                                 

2017 - 2018                      Instructor, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN          

                                     Gallery Preparer, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2017                               Visiting Artist, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA                                                                             

2016 - 2017                      Studio Technician, Sonoma Community Center, Sonoma, CA                                                                           

2016                               Guest Lecturer (juried), Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA                                                                                

2015 - 2017                      Instructor, Sonoma Community Center, Sonoma, CA                                                                         

2013 - 2015                      Instructor of Record, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV                                                        

                                     Graduate Assistant, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV                                                          

2012                               Guest Lecturer, Friday Night Lecture Series, The Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China                        

2009                               The Green Show, Sustainability Festival, Curator, Slippery Rock, PA