Xi Zhang portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Art/Art History Department

Professional Service

  • Hyperlink Artist Collective . Role: Director, Curator and Founder. Co-wrote statements for the exhibitions. Assisted in finding art galleries. Helped artists with shipping, and the Hyperlink collective with press and promotional materials. 02/01/2013 - present
  • Artnauts Artist Collective . Role: Webmaster. Social network Coordinator. Collecting Members' images and information. Updating the website and the social network. Mentoring new members on image requirements. 01/01/2013 - present

Internal Service

  • Strategic Planning for Students' success. Meetings. Member, 12/15/2017 - present. College service.
  • High School Springville portfolio reviews. Reviewers, 10/28/2017 - 10/28/2017. Department service.
  • Painting and Drawing Club. Help students write grants. Presentations of Artist's Professional Development. Student Holiday Sales. Installed and DE-installed Student's Work. Senior Student Show. Faculty Adviser, 10/21/2017 - present. Department service.
  • Warnock Committee. Interview and research artists. Voting Member and Researcher, 09/15/2016 - present. Department service.
  • Painting and Drawing Club. Help students write grants. Presentations of Artist's Professional Development. Student Holiday Sales. Installed and de-installed Student's Work. Senior Student Show. Inviting New York Gallery owner to Salt Lake City. Faculty Adviser, 09/01/2016 - present. Department service.

Honors & Awards

  • The Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant in Painting. $9000. The Peter S. Reed Foundation, 07/01/2018
  • URC Faculty Research & Creative Grant. $6000. University of Utah, 02/13/2018
  • BP portrait award, Longlist, London, England. National Portrait Gallery, 02/08/2018
  • The Celeste Prize Finalist, (1,568 applicants, 10 painters were selected), Jurors: Harriet Loffler - the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery since 2009 / Fatoş Üstek - an independent curator and writer based in London. / Ovul O. Durmusoglu - a curator, researcher, and writer based in Berlin and Istanbul /Nav Haq - Senior Curator at MuHKA – Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp / Emiliano Valdés - a curator, editor and cultural producer based in Medellin, Colombia and Guatemala City / Ilaria Puri Purini - an art historian and curator, working for the Contemporary Art Society in London / Rózsa Zita Farkas - a curator and the founder of Arcadia Missa gallery & publisher / Attilia Fattori Franchini - an independent curator and writer based in London / Anna Gritz - a writer and curator at KW Institute for Contemporary Arts, Berlin / Ben Vickers, Curator of Digital, Serpentine Gallery, London. The Celeste Prize, 10/08/2017
  • Juried winner in the PAINTING Category of the ArtSlant 6th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase competition./ Finalist, 2017 ArtSlant Prize (Grand Prize). ArtSlant, 08/17/2017
  • Recommended Artists from The Jury, , The Combat Prize 2017 in Painting, Italian . The Combat Prize,. The Combat Prize, 06/24/2017
  • Finalist, The Master of Art International, London, England. Margarita Feaks Gallery, 09/01/2016
  • The Top Five Artist in Denver, http://denver.cbslocal.com/top-lists/top-local-denver-artists/. CBS TV Channel, 09/01/2016
  • Excellence Award in Painting, 31st Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. Agora Gallery, 08/01/2016
  • Finalist, The Combat Prize in Painting, Italian . The Combat Prize, 07/16/2016
  • Gold Award Winner in painting, Art Forward International Contest #5. Art Forward Contests, 07/01/2016
  • Artist in Residence, Marc Straus Gallery, New York City, NY. Marc Straus Gallery, 05/01/2016
  • The John Moores Painting Prize (China, Finalist). 03/28/2016

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