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Frank Mohr Institute, 2013, MFA
MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art), 2004, BFA

exhibition/performance, conceptual, installation, sculpture

Bio / Resume

Lu Zhang was born in Chongqing, China in 1983. In 2004, she received her BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. In 2013, she received her MFA in painting from the Frank Mohr Institute in the Netherlands. Zhang has exhibited in the US and abroad including shows at C. Grimaldis Gallery in Baltimore, Randall Scott Gallery in Washington DC, and The Center for Art and Culture in France. Her work has been reviewed in ARTnews, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun and featured in New American Paintings Magazine. In 2010, Zhang received a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council for works on paper. In 2011, Zhang was awarded The Trawick Prize Young Artist Award and The Hanze University Scholarship. 



Master of Fine Arts cum laude, Frank Mohr Institute (FMI), The Netherlands - 2013

Bachelor of Fine Arts summa cum laude, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, Maryland - 2004



C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, Practice, 2011

Randall Scott Gallery, Washington DC, Meditation, Time and Seduction, 2008

Decker Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, Recent Drawings, 2004



De Loods (Silo), Groningen, the Netherlands, Out of Site, 2013

FMI, Groningen, the Netherlands, What’s the Matter? (curated by Nanda Janssen), 2013

Former Head Postoffice Munnekeholm, Groningen, the Netherlands, Temporarily Localized, 2013

SMAHK, Assen, the Netherlands, All Options Open, 2012

39th Street Gallery, Brentwood, Maryland, Body (curated by Ledelle Moe), 2011

School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, Maryland, Graphite on Paper, 2010

Silber Art Gallery, Towson, Maryland, Bits and Pieces, 2010

Hexagon Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, Drawing Out, 2010

C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, Sublime Structure, 2009

C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, Summer, 2009

Stamp Gallery, College Park, Maryland, Pulse, 2009

Art Miami, Miami, Florida, Randall Scott Gallery, 2008

Aqua Wynwood, Miami, Florida, Randall Scott Gallery, 2007

Washington Project for the Arts, Washington D.C., Hickok Cole, 2007

Flashpoint Gallery, Washington D.C., Anonymous III, 2007

Center for Art and Culture, Aix-en-Provence, France, Center for Art and Culture Exhibition, 2004

Cubicle 10 Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, Recent Graduate Show, 2004

Maryland Federation for the Arts, Baltimore, Maryland, Emerging Artists, 2004



SPARE Residency, Chicago, Illinois, 2013



The Whole Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, The Race Show, 2007


PRESS, “De Maand Juni,” Nanda Janssen, June 28, the Netherlands, 2013

Arts-Up, “Les Petits Interview Intempestifs,” John Paul Gavard-Perret, June 13, France, 2011

The Washington Post, “Body Talk at 39th Street Gallery,” Michael O’Sullivan, May 27, 2011

City Paper, “A Sense of Place,” Bret McCabe, May 25, 2011

What Weekly, “Meditations on the Landscape of Desire and Practice,” Baynard Woods, May 18, 2011

Urbanite Magazine, “Practice and Meditations,” Cara Ober, May 10, 2011

Baltimore City Paper, “Top Ten: The Year in Art,” Alex Ebstein, December 8, 2010

ARTnews, “Sublime Structure,” Cara Ober, Volume 108/Number 11, December, 2009

The Baltimore Sun, “A Closer Look at a Body of Work,” September 3, 2009

"Sublime Structures," Virginia Adams, September, 2009

New American Paintings, Issue # 81, April, 2009

The Washington Post, “Fake Beard, Genuine Article,” April 25, 2009

Washington Spaces Magazine, “Of Subtlety and Scale,” January / February, 2009

The Washington Post, “Lining up to buy Anonymous Art,” June 14, 2007



Hanze University Scholarship, Groningen, the Netherlands, 2012

The Trawick Prize Young Artist Award, Bethesda, Maryland, 2011

Hanze University Scholarship, Groningen, the Netherlands, 2011

Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Grant, 2010

The Trawick Prize, Bethesda, Maryland, Semifinalist, 2009

Jacques and Natasha Gelman Travel Fellowship, Baltimore, Maryland, Finalist, 2005

Institute for American Universities (Honors Study Abroad Program), Aix-en-Provence, France, 2004

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

-General Sculptural Studies Award, 2004

-Achievement Award, 2004

-Student Space Gallery Jury Member, 2003

-General Fine Arts Departmental Award, 2003

-The Ira J. Basler, Jr. and Mary K. Basler Memorial Scholarship, 2003

-Bill Woody / Tom Miller Scholarship, 2003

-Presidential Scholarship, 2003

-Trustee’s Award, 2003

Recent Exhibits

Lu Zhang participated in these exhibits:

May, 2016 Art and Business: Running Art Galleries and Residencies as Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) Program
DOOSAN Residency New York
Jun, 2015 Strange Paradise
First Street Gallery
Feb, 2015 Make Things (Happen)
Interface Gallery
Nov, 2014 The Birth from Tragedy
DeKalb Gallery, Pratt Institute
Feb, 2014 Twin(s) Lu Zhang
Ouchi Gallery
Jan, 2014 A 'Womanhouse' or a Roaming House? 'A Room of One's Own' Today
A.I.R. Gallery
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