Assistant Professor, Art/Art History Department
- 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
- CFA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee.
11/06/2019 - present.
- Studio Editorial Board.
10/18/2019 - present.
- Departmental Review Committee.
08/01/2018 - present.
- Strategic Planning for Students' success Committee.
12/15/2017 - 04/20/2018.
- High School Springville portfolio reviews.
10/28/2017 - 10/28/2017.
- Illustration Search Committee.
08/01/2017 - 04/16/2018.
- Warnock and Christiansen Committee.
09/15/2016 - present.
- Painting and Drawing Club.
09/01/2016 - present.
Honors & Awards
- The Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant in Painting. $9000.
The Peter S. Reed Foundation,
- URC Faculty Research & Creative Grant. $6000.
University of Utah,
- BP portrait award, Longlist, London, England.
National Portrait Gallery,
- 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,
- Juried winner in the PAINTING Category of the ArtSlant 6th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase competition./ Finalist, 2017 ArtSlant Prize (Grand Prize).
- Recommended Artists from The Jury, , The Combat Prize 2017 in Painting, Italian . The Combat Prize,.
The Combat Prize,
- Finalist, The Master of Art International, London, England.
Margarita Feaks Gallery,
- The Top Five Artist in Denver, http://denver.cbslocal.com/top-lists/top-local-denver-artists/.
CBS TV Channel,
- Excellence Award in Painting, 31st Chelsea International Fine Art Competition.
- Finalist, The Combat Prize in Painting, Italian .
The Combat Prize,
- Gold Award Winner in painting, Art Forward International Contest #5.
Art Forward Contests,
- Artist in Residence, Marc Straus Gallery, New York City, NY.
Marc Straus Gallery,
- The John Moores Painting Prize (China, Finalist).
In the Media
- “The Combat Prize 2019 in Painting” Exhibition Catalog, Italian/English. 06/22/2019.
- “New American Paintings” Juried by Alison Hearst (Associate Curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth), Issue #138. 07/20/2018.
- “Challenging Locations, Intriguing Shows for ATC/DEN and Alto” By Michael Paglia, Westword. 04/25/2018.
- "Xi Zhang En La Marc Straus Gallery De Nueva York". 03/31/2018.
- “Xi Zhang” By Harry Newman, Delicious Line. 03/28/2018.
- “Portrait of The Artist: Xi Zhang” By Norman Kolpas, Colorado Homes Magazine, Jan.Feb Issue. Page 49 to 52. 01/01/2018.
- Time Zone Converter Exhibition catalog. 12/20/2017.
- “Xi Zhang” (Juror: Brock Brake, Co-Owner and Curator of Athen B. Gallery, the Curator and Director of First Amendment Gallery in San Francisco / Oakland) Create! Magazine Issue VI . Page 126-129 ISBN 2475-9198, Page 126 - 129. 09/26/2017.
- Create! Magazine Issue VI, Page 126-129, ISSN 2475-9198 . 08/11/2017.
- “The Combat Prize 2017 in Painting” Exhibition Catalog, Italian/English. 06/24/2017.
- "Xi Zhang: Shelter of Desire" By Susan Froyd. Westword, Denver Local Newspaper. 02/16/2017.
- “The Combat Prize in Painting” Exhibition Catalog, Italian/English.
- "Under the Radar" from Artslant . 06/02/2016.
- “Gold Award in Painting from ArtForward” Blouin Gallery Guide, International Summer Issue. 06/01/2016.
- The John Moores Painting Prize Catalog 2016