2010 Xian Rui Artist Excellence: Stella Zhang
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0-Viewpoint by Stella Zhang
Opening Reception: April 22, 2010 ; 6:00-8:00 pm
Exhibition Date: April 23 – Sept. 5, 2010
Artist Talk : June 24, 2010 at 2010
Location: Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, 3rd Floor (inside Hilton Hotel)
Admission: Free

Stella Zhang, Xian Rui’s 2010 artist, debuts her latest work titled 0-Viewpoint. Born in Beijing and educated in both China and Japan, Zhang currently resides in Palo Alto, California.
0-Viewpoint captures Zhang’s transformation of her journeys in search of the self. Her art explores the complexity and the constantly shifting inner landscape of her femininity. Curated by Abby Chen.

展覽: 2010「鮮銳」藝術家 : 張爽和她的「0– 視點」
開幕酒會:4月22日, 下午6點

張爽1965年出生於北京一個藝術世家,擁有在中國和日本求學的雙重經歷。張爽現居加州Palo Alto市。



This spring, the Chinese Culture Center (CCC) of San Francisco continues its Xian Rui (Fresh and Sharp) exhibition series with 0-Viewpoint, the first major Bay Area solo exhibition of the work of contemporary artist Stella Zhang. With five dramatic all-white installation works, Zhang, who has worked primarily as a painter in China, Japan and now the Bay Area, makes her first foray into sculptural work to continue her deeply personal and often provocative exploration of identity – as an immigrant, a woman and artist. The exhibition, which is free to the public, is on view April 23 – September 5, 2010 and opens with a reception on April 22 at 6 p.m.

0-Viewpoint is CCC’s third exhibition in the Xian Rui series that features the work of prominent, emerging Chinese-American contemporary artists. “Zhang was born in Beijing in 1965 to a family of artists. Her father, a famous brush painter, pushed her to pursue traditional Chinese arts. She was classically trained, receiving her BFA at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in China. Searching for new ideas, she moved to Tokyo to pursue her MFA at Tokyo Art University and stayed for 12 years. Her work is in the permanent collection of both the Fine Arts Museum in Beijing and the Tan Shin Fine Arts Museum in Tokyo. She arrived in the United States in 2003 and settled four years ago in Palo Alto, CA with her young daughter.”

This continual movement through cultures exerts a powerful force on Zhang’s ongoing artistic search for self that she calls “0”. “What appears in my work is the result of a real individual being shaped by time and again by cultural forces and reaching for new equilibrium,” she says. “In a new place, I must learn again about grief and pain, law and power, questions of identity, behavior and society and all kinds of realities that exist in my new home. Living at the intersection of cultures agitates my work.”

0-Viewpoint is part of the Shanghai Celebration. For more information on this year-long San Francisco Bay Area-wide collaboration and its associated exhibitions, films, performances, lectures, and other events, please visit www.shanghaicelebration.com.

0-Viewpoint is also the official selection of United States of Asian American Festival. For more information about the festival, please visit www.apiculturalcenter.org

The Xian Rui Artist Excellence is the Chinese Culture Center’s Annual Solo Exhibition Series. Xian Rui, meaning “fresh and sharp”, is a series highlighting Chinese artists in America who exerts an extraordinary artistic talent but whose works are under recognized or under appreciated.
The Xian Rui Artist Excellence Exhibition Series 2008 to 2010 was made possible by the generous support of the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation.
Stella Zhang's Artwork