Biography

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 in San Francisco and Palo Alto, California.

Education

Root Division Studio Program, 2018-2020

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

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


Solo Exhibition

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

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

Selected Group Exhibition

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

Apr 2019 — stARTup Art Fair, San Francisco

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 2015 — The exhibition of graduates’ works, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

Collections & Awards

2019 — Studio Visit Magazine summer 2019

2018 — Finalist for Headlands Graduate Fellowship                         

2018 — Finalist for Toby Devan Lewis Award

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