For 10 years, Hong has studied under both Chinese and American fine arts educational systems and has discovered a balance between the two cultures and artistic styles. She received her BFA from the Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1994 and her MFA from the University of California Davis in 2004. Hong has exhibited her work at venues such as The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, The Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, The Portland Museum of Art, and The San Francisco Chinese Culture Center. Hong is represented by Haw Contemporary Gallery in Kansas City.
In 2012, Hong was the Featured Artist of the Lawrence Arts Center Benefit Art Auction. This year, she returns with a beautiful new piece entitled Twister.
To learn more about Hong Zhang, visit her website.
The Benefit Art Auction
Established by artists in 1981 as a way to fund a not-for-profit gallery, the Lawrence Arts Center Annual Benefit Art Auction provides funding for the exhibitions program now occupying five spaces in the Arts Center and enriched by Art Talks, films, and more. Approximately 150 pieces generously donated by artists will be on exhibit for four weeks. Bidding on auction works is an opportunity to support exhibitions at the Lawrence Arts Center – all proceeds from sales go toward continuing to support the program.