FREE SHIPPING AND RETURNS!
Artist
Ziui Vance Philadephia, Pennsylvania

Ziui Vance is a Chinese artist based in Michigan who creates artworks in both acrylic and oil paint that capture her sensory experiences. Ziui grew up in China in a small secluded town surrounded by water; during this time, she learned to use vision and art as a means of escape and exploration. “As long as my eye can see, my hand can achieve,” she says. Her paintings grant access into her world of fantasy. She begins painting in the quiet of midnight, when her ears and eyes become more attuned to the finer details of her environment. Throughout her portfolio, she works in a range of styles. Her gestural abstracts evoke atmospheric paintings by Mark Rothko, while her colorful figurative work is reminiscent of Chinese contemporary artists Yue Minjun and Zhang Xiaogang. Her current body of work seeks to explore the host-and-guest relationship established when someone views a painting. Ziui has a BA in design from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China and an MFA in art from University of Michigan.

COMMISSION AN ARTWORK

Let us know what you're looking for.

We'll speak with the artist and get back to you with a price quote.

    About The Artist

    Ziui Vance is a Chinese artist based in Michigan who creates artworks in both acrylic and oil paint that capture her sensory experiences. Ziui grew up in China in a small secluded town surrounded by water; during this time, she learned to use vision and art as a means of escape and exploration. “As long as my eye can see, my hand can achieve,” she says. Her paintings grant access into her world of fantasy. She begins painting in the quiet of midnight, when her ears and eyes become more attuned to the finer details of her environment. Throughout her portfolio, she works in a range of styles. Her gestural abstracts evoke atmospheric paintings by Mark Rothko, while her colorful figurative work is reminiscent of Chinese contemporary artists Yue Minjun and Zhang Xiaogang. Her current body of work seeks to explore the host-and-guest relationship established when someone views a painting. Ziui has a BA in design from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China and an MFA in art from University of Michigan.

    Artist Statement

    I often ask myself what it means to embody the sense of wandering in a painting. What it means to gaze into a painting with the sensibilities of a guest or a host. And, what it means to direct the encounter between the work I produce and its audience.

    My art is derived from the visual presence of a depth in a field and the focus on subjects that both invite a guest and a host, and a set of feelings that I intend as a meeting between the two. I think deeply on the influence of looking, finding, and the presence of emptiness in creating a sense of accompaniment. Inspiring new guests through the actors and their sense of the setting in a place I want to cherish.


    2016 Studio Visit Magazine, Jan, 2016, Boston, MA

    2015 “Carré d’artistes®: 100 artists to collect”, Aix en provence, France Curator and art critic: Salvatore Lombardo

    2015 Sandpaper, Long Beach Island, NJ

    2015 Williams Prize in Drawing for Emerging Artists Winner’s 2015 Catalog, Simsbury, CT 2014 Peninsula Poets, Fall Issue 2014, Ann Arbor, MI

    2014 Peninsula Poets, Fall Issue 2014, Ann Arbor

    Artist Background

    University of Michigan
    Master of Fine Arts, 2013

    Tsinghua University

    Bachelor of Arts, 2007

    Hear What Collectors Say About Ziui's Work

    This artist is beloved by many collectors across the country, however they do not have any comments here yet. Questions? Email us at info@ugallery.com.

    Close

    Your Cart