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Internationally Acclaimed Artist to Speak at UW

April 23, 2009 — Internationally acclaimed visual artist Hong Chun Zhang will visit the University of Wyoming as part of the Department of Art's Visiting Artist Speaker Series.

She will give a public lecture on her work Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. in Room 111 of the Fine Arts Center. Hong will present an open portfolio of works for students and the public Wednesday, April 29, from 9-10:30 a.m. in Room 226 of the Fine Arts Center.

Born and raised in the People's Republic of China, Hong has received many honors, awards and residencies including the Skowhegan Artist Residency Scholarship in 2003, the Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship in 2004 and the Pollock Krasner Foundation grant in 2006. She was featured in "New American Paintings" in 2006.

Hong is recognized for her large meticulous charcoal drawings of hair, among other works. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally since 2000, and is now represented by the Byron Cohen Gallery in Kansas City.

For additional information visit Hong's Web site at For additional information on Hong's visit and the Visiting Artist Speaker Series at UW, contact Shelby Shadwell at (307) 761-0989 or e-mail

"My Parents" is among the works by acclaimed artist Hong Chun Zhang, who will speak at the University of Wyoming Wednesday, April 29, and Thursday, April 30, as part of the Department of Art's Visiting Artist Speaker Series.


Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2009

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