b. 1983 Chongqing, China

EDUCATION

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

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

SELECTED AWARDS + HONORS + RESIDENCIES

2018 - ACRE, Visiting Artist, Steuben, WI

2018 - Engendering Leadership Camp, Asian Art Archive in America, Brooklyn, NY

2018 - Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Grant, MD

2017 - Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Fellowship, Baltimore, MD

2017 - Örö Residency Programme, Örö, Finland

2015 - George Peabody Library Residency, Baltimore, MD

2014 - Rubys Artist Project Grant, Baltimore, MD

2013 - SPARE Residency, Chicago, IL

2012 - Hanze Innovation Prize, Groningen, the Netherlands

2011 - Trawick Prize Young Artist Award, Bethesda, MD

2010 - Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Grant, MD

SOLO + TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS + EVENTS

2019 - To Trace a Body, House of Peroni, curated by Art Production Fund, Kogod Courtyard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC - (with Jenny Sabin Design Studio)

2018 - House of Being, Espacio Cero, Mexico City, Mexico - (with Cynthia Oyervides) 

2017 - Retreat, Area 405, Baltimore, MD - (with William Lamson) 

2015 - topo(log) typo(log), Institute of Contemporary Art Baltimore, The George Peabody Library, Baltimore, MD

2013 - Out of Site, De Loods (Silo), Groningen, the Netherlands - (with Joyce Zwerver)

2011 - Practice, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD

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

2004 - Recent Drawings, Decker Gallery, Baltimore, MD

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS + EVENTS

2019 - A Gentle Excavation (curated by Allie Linn), Resort, Baltimore, MD

2018 - Implicit Dimensions, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Common Wealth University, Richmond, VA

2018 - Anise Hyssop, Rose Arcade, Queens, NY

2018 - Sentiments: Expressions of Cultural Passage, Press Press, Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair , MOMA PS1, New York, NY

2018 - LA Artbook Fair, PressPress, Los Angeles, CA

2015 - Make Things (Happen) (organized by Christine Wong Yap), Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA

2014 - Select, Washington Project for the Arts, Artisphere, Arlington, VA

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

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

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

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

2010 - Graphite on Paper, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD

2010 - Bits and Pieces, Silber Art Gallery, Towson, MD

2010 - Drawing Out, Hexagon Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2009 - Sublime Structure, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2009 - Pulse, Stamp Gallery, College Park, MD

2007 - Hickok Cole, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington DC

2007 - Anonymous III, Flashpoint Gallery, Washington DC

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

PUBLICATIONS

2018 - To Be Late, Sentiments: Expressions of Cultural Passage, Press Press, Baltimore, MD

2018 - House of Being, (with Cynthia Oyervides), Mexico City, Mexico

2015 - Exhibition Catalog Essay, HAND/MADE, MICA & The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

2014 - Something About Humans and Cages, Review of Home: Human = Cage: Cockatoo, Bmoreart.com

2014 - I Spent a Month with a (Vase), I Spent Two Weeks with a (Book), Risograph Printed Book, Edition of 100, SPARE Press, Chicago, IL

2013 - Text in Context, Exhibition Catalog Essay: Out of Site, Groningen, the Netherlands

2013 - New and Collected Stories, Online Archive

2012 - Collected Writings, Limited Edition Folio, Groningen, the Netherlands

2012 - I Spent a Month with a Vase, Open Edition Book, Groningen, the Netherlands 

SELECTED PRESS 

2017 - Year In Review: The Beat’s top 10 art shows of 2017Baltimore Beat, December 28

2017 - Best Baltimore Visual Arts Exhibitions of 2017, Cara Ober, BmoreArt, December 28

2017 - The Sweet EscapeMaura Callahan, Baltimore Beat, November 29

2016 - To the Future: Artists to Watch, Amy Mulvihill, Baltimore Magazine, February

2015 - Top 10 Exhibitions of 2015, Terence Hannum, BmoreArt, December 30

2015 - Top Ten Art Shows of 2015, City Paper, December 23

2015 - Artist Lu Zhang spends a year in the George Peabody Library, Maura Callahan, City Paper, December 8

2015 - Archiving the Archive: Lu ZhangTerence Hannum, BmoreArt, December 8

2015 - An Artist-in-Residence at a 19th Century Library: Lu ZhangMichael Anthony Farley, ArtFCity, November 17 

2014 - Profusion Not Confusion, Baynard Woods, City Paper, July 29

2013 - De Maand Juni, Nanda Janssen, Kunstbeeld.nl, June 28

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

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

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

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

2011 - Practice and Meditations, Cara Ober, Urbanite Magazine, May 10

2010 - Top Ten: The Year in Art, Alex Ebstein, City Paper, December 8

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

2009 - A Closer Look at a ‘Body’ of Work, Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun, September 3

2009 - Lu Zhang, New American Paintings, Issue # 81, April

2009 - Fake Beard, Genuine Article, Jessica Dawson, The Washington Post, April 25

2009 - Of Subtlety and Scale, Emily Lyons, Washington Spaces Magazine, January / February

2007 - Lining up to buy Anonymous Art, Rachel Beckman, The Washington Post, June 14

TEACHING + SELECTED LECTURES

2018 - Guest Lecturer, Center for Visual Arts, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

2018 - Faculty, Drawing + General Fine Arts, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2017 - Guest Lecturer, Department of Art and Art History, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

2016 - Faculty, Philosophy and Pedagogy, Graduate Studies, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2015 - Co-Instructor, Ghost Food with The Contemporary, Program in Museums and Society, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

2015 - Faculty, Drawing + General Fine Arts, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2014 - Artist Talk in conversation with Paul Espinosa (Books Curator, The George Peabody Library), Baltimore, MD

2014 - Faculty, Professional Development for Artists, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2013 - Guest Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Sculpture, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2013 - What’s the Matter, Artist Talk in conversation with Sue-an van der Zijpp (Curator of Contemporary Art, Groninger Museum), Groningen, the Netherlands

2012 - Research Presenter, SMAHK, Assen, the Netherlands

2010 - Guest Lecturer, General Fine Arts, MICA, Baltimore, MD

ADDITIONAL ARTS ACTIVITY 

2019 - Juror, Common Field Convening, Philadelphia, PA

2019 - Advisor, Artists U, Baltimore, MD

2018 - Juror, Bromo Seltzer Tower Studio Fellowship, Baltimore, MD

2018 - Panelist, Visual Arts Grants for Organizations, Maryland State Arts Council, MD

2017 - Web Advisor, Common Field, commonfield.org

2017 - Panelist, The Art of Community Growth, CityLab, Baltimore, MD

2017 - Task Force Member, Mayor’s Task Force for Safe Arts Spaces, Baltimore, MD

2017 - Panelist, Get Out of Town, Artists U, Baltimore, MD 

2017 - Juror, GradEx, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2016 - Juror, The Idea Fund Grant, DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show, and Project Row Houses, Houston, TX

2016 - Panelist, Art and Funding, BmoreArt, Baltimore, MD

2015 - Program Advisory Committee Member, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD

2015 - Moderator, Humor + Absurdity with Jerry Saltz and Stavros Halkias, The Contemporary, Baltimore, MD

2015 - Guest Visitor, Y.ES. IN. RESIDENCE, Y.ES Contemporary Art, El Salvador