UTC Visiting Artist Ying Zhu To Present Artist Lecture And Exhibition On Thursday

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Visiting artist Ying Zhu will present an artist lecture in UTC's Fine Arts Center, room 356, on Thursday, at 6 p.m., followed by an opening reception and exhibition of Zhu's work in the Apothecary, a student-run contemporary art space in the Doctor's Building at the corner of McCallie and Palmetto. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public.

Ms. Zhu was born and raised in China and earned an MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her experience of moving from Beijing to the Midwest has stimulated the searching nature of her work and inspires her to negotiate with ideas that explore the confluence of cultures and identities. Ms. Zhu has been an artist-in-residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha, Ne.) and the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, Vt.) and will participate in an upcoming residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito, Ca.). She has recently exhibited her work at the New Orleans Contemporary Art Center, at Kaleidoskop in Berlin and in the third Moscow International Biennale.

Ms. Zhu lives and works in Omaha. Visit www.yingzhu.org to see examples of her work.

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