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.
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About The Artist
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
University of Michigan
Master of Fine Arts, 2013
Tsinghua UniversityBachelor of Arts, 2007