Hong Chun Zhang
Growing up in the People’s Republic of China, Hong grew up in an academic environment. Having both parents as retired art professors, Hong and her sister were both very engaged in the field of Art. At the age of 15 the two girls won the National competition to begin schooling at the Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. From then on she began her study in fine arts and her development as a true artist. She has learned the foundations of both the Chinese form of art as well as the American form and it has helped her as an artist define who she is and what it is she wants to represent in her artwork. Hong likes to focus on hair, as it is something she thinks is beautiful and should be acknowledged. In her long hair concentration, Hong exaggerates the idea of long hair and adds in the symmetry of her and her sister as twins. She also did another concentration on hair and where it can be found that has a sort of repulsion to it. She did pieces on hair found in food, the sink, on toothpaste and other obscure places. To read more about Hong and her exceptional work click here.