Ye Qin Zhu

Born 1986 in Taishan, China

Based in Brooklyn, NY, and New Haven, CT

Born in China in 1986, Ye Qin Zhu and his family immigrated to Sunset Park, Brooklyn, in 1990. He received his BFA from The Cooper Union in 2010, and his MFA from Yale in 2020, and has exhibited widely at galleries in the United States, China, and the United Kingdom. A multidisciplinary artist, Zhu has developed an extremely varied body of work across painting, sculpture, and public installations. At the heart of his practice are questions about identity, displacement and belonging, and vitally a search for healing, for personal and social meditation and renewal. Zhu's means of addressing these themes vary as much as the media he employs to do so, incorporating iconographic, symbolic, and abstracted imagery throughout bodies of work and within individual pieces to further his line of inquiry and bridge the contextual divide between himself and his audience.

Exhibitions

Alchemy of Mood and Matter

Oct 15 - Nov 19, 2022

Mediated Meditation

May 5 - May 8, 2022

Education

2020
Master of Fine Arts
Yale University, New Haven, CT
2010
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Cooper Union, New York, NY

Solo & Two Person

2021
Fragments
Moskowitz Bayse, Los Angeles, CA
2018
Maya and the Mycelial Network
The Range, Saguache, CO
Accumulations, with Monica Cook
Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
Chimeras, with Cheryl Bentley
Central Park Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2017
The Cosmos of Seeds
The Hand, Brooklyn, NY
2016
Ye Mandala
Future Development Space, Brooklyn, NY

Group

2022
Combinations
Sugar Hill Children's Museum, New York, NY
Mediated Meditation
Harkawik Gallery, New York, NY
The Hearing Trumpet
Galerie Marguo, Paris, France
Arts in Embassy
The Hague, Netherlands
2021
Roots Taking Root
James Fuentes, New York, NY
36 Painters
Harper's Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Redirecting
Tree Art Museum, Beijing, China
Reinvention
Untitled Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL
2020
ELMNOP
Spring/Break Art Show, New York, NY
2017
Death by Audio Arcade
Cloud City, Brooklyn, NY
2016
Office Space
LMCC Residency Space, New York, NY
2015
Cosmicomics
Frosch&Portmann, New York, NY
2010
BRUCCENIAL 2010, New York, NY
Red Barn
Ox-Bow Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
Sculpture Storage
La Mama Gallery, New York, NY
2009
Contenpt
Houghton Gallery, Cooper Union, New York, NY
My Way
Performa '09 Hub, New York, NY

Public Art

2022
CONSTELLATION
Governors Island, NY
2021
A Universe
Beam Camp, Strafford, NH
Mediated Meditation
Kings Gate Project Space, London, UK

Projects

2022
Through Breath and Embrace
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
2019
I=N=T=E=R=F=A=C=E
Yale Cabaret, New Haven, CT
2017
Over the Rainbow
Babycastles Gallery, New York, NY
2012
Live/Work Die Hard
Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY

Residencies & Awards

2022
THAT Co. Studio Grant, Bushwick, NY
Andrew Mellon Foundation Humanities in Place Grant
Andrew Freedman Home studio residency, Bronx NY
2021
Tsai CITY (Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale) Innovation Fellow, New Haven CT
2020
Critical Practice Research Grant
2019
Yale CCAM (Center for Collaborative Arts and Media) Studio Fellow
2018
Blended Reality Researcher
Summer resident and exhibiting artists at The Range, Saguache, CO
2010
Summer Fellowship Resident at Ox-Bow School of Arts, Saugatuck, MI

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