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Homecoming, 2020

150 × 110 cm

Oil on canvas


Blue chalcedony, 2020

40 × 30 cm

Oil on canvas


Lian Zhang (b.1984 Hangzhou, China) currently lives and works in London. Zhang received her first MA in Painting from the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou (2007-2010) and a second MA from the Royal College of Art, London (2011-2013). Zhang’s recent painting practice focuses on the collection and combination of images with various spatiotemporal aspects. Through these pictorial compositions, spatial memory is fabricated, leading to multiple narrative threads that disrupt subject-predicate relations, creating a new-temporal painting language.

Recent exhibitions include Antisocial Isolation, Delphian gallery + Sattchi gallery, London, 2020; Constellations and Folds(solo), Lychee One, London, 2020; Bone Memory, Lychee One Gallery, London, 2018;Rifts in silence, M Art Center, Shanghai, 2018;Flickering Boundaries, Madein Gallery, Shanghai, 2018;Mingled Spaces, Lychee One, London, 2017; Elsewhere, Lychee One, London, 2015; The Open West, The Wilson | Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, Cheltenham, 2014; Deserts of Humanity, Display London, 2014; Painting Show & Performances, Winter Projects, London, 2014; Young Masters, Sphinx Fine Art, London, 2013. Zhang has won several painting prizes including Curator's Prize The Open West 2014, Hine Painting Prize 2013, and was shortlisted for Valerie Beston Award 2013.

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