June 11 2015
Xi is featured on Platform issue #78, a French online Magazine
March 19 2015
Oct 4th 2014
Xi Zhang is nominated for The Catherine Doctorow Prize in Contemporary painting
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
Sep 24 2012
XI ZHANG SELECTED TO REPRESENT DENVER AND PLATFORM 5280 IN BUENOS AIRES THIS NOVEMBER FOR INTERNATIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM
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.
Art With Future, an article about Xi Zhang from Westword
Channel 7 News Features Xi Zhang
Xi Zhang's New Catalog, Dream Dust is currently Published by Plus Gallery
Xi Zhang's new painting, "The Roots" are featuring on CNN
Xi Zhang is listed as The 12 best Colorado artists under 35
Post on May 2011
Xi Zhang is named as 2011 Pathmaker From Denver Post
Post on Jan 03 2011
Faces of Colorado Art Billboard features Xi Zhang's Painting
Yi Shu International art Magazine
Xi Zhang's untiltled Painting is Featured in current Yi Shu International art Magazine
New Upcoming Solo Exhibition in Denver International Airport
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.”
Xi Zhang Exibition at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design