Zhang Yirong

1979, Shanxi China

Introduction

Zhang Yirong was born in 1979 Shanxi, China. She first received her training in classical Chinese ink painting at a young age from her father, Zhang Xiubiao. In 2001 she obtained her BA from Communication University of China, Beijing and a MA from Peking University in 2008. Upon graduation, she spent eight years practicing under the internationally acclaimed artist Liu Dan. With his guidance, she has created meticulous paintings that display her ability to capture painted subjects in exquisite and analytical details.

Her art, which often feature a feminine sensitivity and natural style, is swept up in a wide range of classical influences and inspirations from the Song and Yuan Dynasties, particularly the Song Dynasty artistic tradition of direct observation. Zhang’s elegantly wrought compositions avoid hackneyed themes and instead focus on organic source of perfected beauty. 

She is known for her quietly sophisticated butterfly and flower painting. Her works is in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum, New York and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, United States.  She has had exhibitions in US, China and Hong Kong, including our recent group show in 2014, Beyond the Jade Terrace showcasing four young woman Chinese artists and "One with the Universe".



BIOGRAPHY
1979   Born in Shaanxi

2001   BA from Communication University of China

2005   Began study of classical painting under Liu Dan

2008   MA from Peking University

SOLO EXHIBITION
2017      

  • Ink painting of Zhang Yirong, Catherine Palace, Moscow, Russia


SELECTED EXHIBITONS

2018            

2017  
2014 


2013  

  • Ink paintings by Constance Fong and Yirong Zhang, The Chinese Porcelain Company, New York

2012 

  • Ink paintings by Constance Fong and Yirong Zhang,The Chinese Porcelain Company, New York

2011  

  • Another Landscape, Edge Gallery, Hong Kong
  • The Chinese Porcelain Company, Asia Week New York

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Brooklyn Museum, New York, United States

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, United States