Wanxin Zhang


“I believe that “revitalization” of artistic concepts through the past, present, and future is a very challenging task. Regardless of the cultural implications, space, and time between these acts of recreation, one must also keep in mind that art is not the only motivation behind them. More importantly, the spirit and content of today’s society is the true source of these attempts.

Not only have I been able to constantly test the limits of clay, I have also been able to push myself to see how I can truly incorporate my purpose, inspirations, and critiques to reflect this contemporary message. My art now is not just a resurrection of the appearances of the original warriors, but also include in them a new sense of spirit and meaning. After all, the Qin Terra Cotta warriors are history to us now, but my warriors could be history to generations after us.”

Solo Exhibitions

2017       Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California, “Fahrenheit”

2015       Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame, California, “Clay Nation”

2014       Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California, “Totem”

2013       Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California. “Wanxin Zhang: Ceramic Sculptures

Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. “Wanxin Zhang’s New Works”

2012       Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, California. “Wanxin Zhang”

Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong, China   “Wanxin Zhang’s New Works”

Richmond Art Center, Main Gallery, Richmond, California.”Wanxin Zhang: A Ten Year Survey”

Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana. “Wanxin Zhang: A Ten Year Survey”

2011       Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, Washington. “Wanxin Zhang”

Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, Washington.”Wanxin Zhang: A Ten Year Survey”

Morean Art Center, St, Petersburg, Florida.”Wanxin Zhang: A Ten Year Survey”

2010       Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho.”Wanxin Zhang: A Ten Year Survey”

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona. “Wanxin Zhang: A Ten Year Survey: 1999-2009” (Catalog)

2009       University of San Francisco, The Thacher Gallery, San Francisco, California. ”Detour”

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, California. “Contemporary Warrior”

2008       Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, California. “Contemporary Warrior”

The Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art, Midland Art Center, Midland, Michigan. “New Warriors”

Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong, China. “Pit #5: My Nation” (Catalog)

2007       Fresno Art Museum, Duncan and Hallowell Galleries, Fresno, California. “California Artist, Too!”

2006       Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, Florida. “Wanxin Zhang’s New Works”

University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, Wyoming. “Pit #5 Laramie, 2006” (Catalog)

2004       Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, .Miami, Florida  “Figures of the Future‘s Past – Pit #5”

2002       Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, California. “Ceramic Sculpture” (Catalog)

2001       Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, California. “Treasures of China: A Dialogue”

1997       Space 303, San Francisco, California. “Wanxin Zhang 1997”

1996       Sculpture Center. Academy of Art University, MFA Graduate Show, San Francisco, California.“Dialogue”