The Radiance Awards are a celebration of RMCAD alumni whose achievements have made an impact in the art and design world. These inspirational honorees have made significant contributions to the creative industry, exemplify professional excellence in their field, and have committed to RMCAD’s philosophy of lifelong learning in the arts. This year in coordination with RMCAD’s 60th anniversary, the Radiance Awards will celebrate our honorees on Thursday, August 31, 2023, in the Mary Harris Auditorium. Please join us before the presentation in the Mary Harris lobby for complimentary desserts and cocktails while you enjoy the exhibitions on display in the Rotunda and Phillip J. Steele Galleries. Doors to the historic Mary Harris Auditorium will open at 6:30 p.m. MT in time for the award ceremony to commence at 6:40 p.m. For those who cannot attend in person, the ceremony will be live-streamed at the Vimeo link accessible Here. We honor this year’s recipients of the Radiance Award, Xi Zhang (2008) and Luke Flowers (2000), two alumni who radiate the core values of RMCAD!
#ArtSavesHumanity Virtual Opening: Live conversation with:
Christine Kuan, CEO of Sotheby's Institute of Art-New York
Brendan Burns, CEO of SeeMe
Xi Zhang, Grand Prize Winner, painting & mixed media
Diana Cheren Nygren, Grand Prize Winner, photography & digital media
Interview with Galleries of Contemporary Art
On April 11th, 2020, in the midst of the global pandemic that has shuttered art galleries, museums and just about every opportunity for artistic intersection in “real-time,” Plus Gallery Director Ivar Zeile took the opportunity to record a lengthy telephone/skype interview with artist Xi Zhang. The purpose is to seek insight into his current art practice, philosophy and to explore the large, profound body of work "Metallic Leaf Garden" that he’s been immersed in since 2014.
Xi Zhang ARTS Tour in Spanish
Arts District Testimonial: Xi Zhang
PBS Features Xi Zhang
July 18 on Arts District: Denver-based painter Xi Zhang, who was selected to represent the United States in the Biennial of the Americas, takes a look at his latest exhibition Xi Zhang: 21st Century DNA, which runs through July 29, 2013 at the McNichols Civic Center Building. Zhang's work can also be seen at plus + gallery.
Metallic Leaf Garden: New Work by Xi Zhang at Greymatter Gallery
Join artist Xi Zhang, along with gallery directors Zina Mussmann and Rachel Quirk, to find out the stories behind some of his paintings in the exhibition Metallic Leaf Garden.
Xi Zhang artist talk at Plus Gallery for exhibition "11 Ceremonies" (In Chinese)