Xi Zhang
May 09 2013
Visual art: Denver artist and rising star Xi Zhang at Saturday's high-profile solo exhibit BY THE DENVER POST
Xi Zhang's paintings are on exhibit at the McNichols Building through July. (|)

Through July 29. If you are among the throngs this weekend who will descend on the McNichols Building — headquarters for the Doors Open Denver architecture extravaganza — be sure to pop up to the third floor to see the artwork of Xi Zhang. The Denver painter is a rising star, and this high-profile solo exhibit might just be his unofficial breakthrough. The show, "21st Century DNA," mixes themes both human and political; the work is engaging and pointed and not what you would expect to see in a government-owned gallery. The artist will be in residence all day Saturday and giving a live demonstration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. McNichols, located at 144 W. Colfax Ave. at the north end of Civic Center, is open to the public 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Free. artsandvenuesdenver.com.

Ray Mark Rinald
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Sep 24 2012
XI ZHANG SELECTED TO REPRESENT DENVER AND PLATFORM 5280 IN BUENOS AIRES THIS NOVEMBER FOR INTERNATIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Xi Zhang's page on URRA

Plus Gallery is thrilled to announce that Xi Zhang has been selected by the committee for Platform 5280, Denver's Biennial of the Americas, to be the official Denver participant and representative URRA, an Argentine artist residency program that encourages artistic production, favours dialogues, and promotes international networking. URRA will hold the third edition of its Artist Residency Program in Buenos Aires November 1-30, 2012, bringing together a group of 15 international visual artists for a month-long program where they will work closely with their peers, interact with the community, develop projects, and present their works.

We are so proud to have Xi selected, his selection reflects not only on the high-level of engagement and success he's had within the Denver art community to date, but also sheds positive light on Plus Gallery as a vehicle for helping to build meaningful careers for Denver-based artists. According to the selection committee, "This project is an important step in achieving Platform 5280's goal to help Denver artists reach both local and global audiences."
Platform 5280 will host a public Contemporary Arts Platform Presentation at 6:00 pm on September 28, 2012 at MCA Denver. Their contemporary arts team, international guest curators, and Biennial leader Abaseh Mirvali will present an in-depth look at the projects in the 2013 Biennial that will be activating Denver's public spaces. Certainly an event that we encourage everyone in the community to get behind.
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2012-5-31
Xi Zhang Features on Untitled Art Show
Xi Zhang Features on Art Ltd Magazine
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2011-11-20
Art With Future, an article about Xi Zhang from Westword

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2011-11-5
Channel 7 News Features Xi Zhang
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2011-10-7
Xi Zhang's New Catalog, Dream Dust is currently Published by Plus Gallery

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2011-09-09
Xi Zhang's new painting, "The Roots" are featuring on CNN

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2011-10-26
"LOGAN LECTURE" at Denver Art Museum
Xi Zhang was invited to give a "LOGAN LECTURE" at Denver Art Museum on October 26.

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"AWAKING DREAMS"
PRESS FOR AWAKING DREAMS EXHIBITION 2011:
Denver Post
Westword
5280 magazine

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Xi Zhang is listed as The 12 best Colorado artists under 35
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Post on May 2011
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Xi Zhang is named as 2011 Pathmaker From Denver Post
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Post on Jan 03 2011
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Faces of Colorado Art Billboard features Xi Zhang's Painting
Faces of Colorado Art Billboard

Xi Zhang's Painting in the Billboard

Post on Jan 03 2011
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Awaking Dream
Xi Zhang's New Solo Show at Plus Gallery
Happening right now!
December 3rd to Jan 15 2010

Review from 5280 magazine

Xi Zhang interview with Westword 2010 Dec

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Xi Zhang is featured in "Faces of Colorado Art"
"Faces of Colorado Art"

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Yi Shu International art Magazine

Xi Zhang's untiltled Painting is Featured in current Yi Shu International art Magazine
Page 63

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New Upcoming Solo Exhibition in Denver International Airport
SHOWS PROMISE
SHOWS PROMISE: University of Colorado at Boulder
July – November 2010
Jeppessen Terminal, Level 6, East Side

Currently featured in the Shows Promise gallery is the work of Master of Fine Arts candidate Xi Zhang. After studying painting at the Beijing Institute of Art and Design, he moved to the United States in 2004. In 2008, he completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. That same year, Kyle MacMillan of the Denver Post honored Zhang with Emerging Artist of the Year saying, “This young Chinese artist already possesses an integrated, well-developed and surprisingly mature artistic vision, which plays itself out with impressive creativity.”




Zhang's work explores topics of identity, globalization, and pop culture. Concerned with the collective human experience, he comments on the phenomenon of instantaneous worldwide communication. Employing both abstraction and representation, while layering colors, textures, and figures, Zhang creates a full experience for the viewer. Borrowing imagery from Google, Zhang also appropriates color from video games, computer-generated imagery, and advertisements – elements he calls “21st century DNA.”

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2008
Xi Zhang Exibition at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
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