BIO:

Ruxue Zhang was born in 1992 in Wenzhou, China. She graduated from Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing (BFA, 2015), and California College of the Arts in San Francisco (MFA, 2018). Her oil paintings explore ways of seeing and capture sublime moments in life and the universe. She works and lives between San Francisco and Palo Alto, California.

Education

Root Division Studio Program, 2018-2019

California College of the Arts, San Francisco — MFA, 2018

China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing — BFA in Oil Painting, 2015


Solo Exhibition

April 2019 — Seeing Is Forgetting, CULT/Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, San Francisco

January 2019— Burden of Representation, Frank-Ratchye Gallery, Root Division, San Francisco.

Group Exhibition

April 2019 — Art Market SF, Fort Mason, San Francisco

April 2019 — stARTup Art Fair, San Francisco

March 2019— Members Exhibition, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto

October 2018— 10th Annual Open Art Exhibition,  Best of Show, University Art, Redwood City

October 2018— Wave Forms, Embark Gallery, Fort Mason in San Francisco

October 2018— Root Division’s 17th Annual Art Auction, Root Division, San Francisco

May 2018— Commencement Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco

April 2018 — MFA Thesis Exhibition, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco

January 2018 — CAA MFA Exhibition, Sustainability and Public Good, Cal State University LA Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles

November 2015 – A Journey of Thousand Miles, National Exhibition of Excellent Works from art schools, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Sichuan

June 2015 – The exhibition of graduates’ works, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

2013 – The exhibition of CAFA junior students’ works in rural areas, Beijing

2011 – The exhibition of CAFA freshmen’s works in summer vacation, Beijing

2010 – The exhibition of Fine Arts School Affiliated to CAFA Grade 12 students’ works in rural areas, Beijing


Collections and Awards

2019— Studio Visit Magazine summer 2019

2019— Salann Magazine 2019

2015 – The Empty Room added to the permanent collection for CAFA Art Museum

2013 – China Central Academy of Fine Arts Scholarship

2012 – China Central Academy of Fine Arts Scholarship

2011 – The Bottles added to permanent collection of Fine Arts School Affiliated to China Central Academy of Fine Arts.