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Zhang Yaxi
About the Artist

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Contemporary Chinese sculptor Zhang Yaxi (pronounced 'Yashi' in English) was born in Chongqing, Sichuan province, China in 1968. She speaks English, Mandarin and her native Sichuanese.

Education & Work
  • 1982-1986: Studies in the Secondary Art School attached to the Sichuan Fine Art Institute.
  • 1986-1991: Studies in the Sculpture Department of the Sichuan Fine Art Institute. Graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
  • 1993-1994: Studies at the Sculpture Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China.
  • 2002: Earned a Masters of Fine Arts Degree from the China Fine Art Academy in Zhejiang.
  • 2002: Three month residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris France, with visits to museums and sculpture parks in Holland, Belgium, Germany and Italy.
  • 2002-2003: Further English studies and Post-Graduate studies.
  • 1997-2010: Works her way up from Assistant Lecturer to Associate Professor, teaching sculpture in the Design Department of the Sichuan Fine Art Institute, as well as pursuing her professional career as a sculptor in her own studio. She has also participated in national and international sculpture symposia and national exhibitions.
Exhibited Sculptures / Sculpture Symposia
  • 1989 Folk Song sculpture for the 7th National Art Exhibition
  • 1992 Work for 1st Contemporary Young Sculptors Invitation Exhibition
  • 1994 Cradle Song for the 8th National Art Exhibition
  • 1997 Start of the Race sculpture for Sichuan Provincial Sport-Art Exhibition
  • 2000 Good Friend sculpture for the China ShiJiaZhuang International Sculpture Symposium
  • 2001 The Gate of Life - monumental urban sculpture for the China Changchun International Sculpture Symposium 2001
  • 2002 Pregnant - monumental snow sculpture created in Harbin, China - winner of 3rd prize
  • 2003 Chinese Child (Holding Bubble Bath - My Daughter) - International Group Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Artists - Seoul, South Korea
  • 2005 General Ba - Monumental granite sculpture, An Giang, Vietnam
  • 2005 Standing Woman - Daguan Park, Kunming, Yunnan Province, China
  • 2005 Hope - "Human and Nature" sculpture exhibition, Beijing, China
  • 2007 Happiness (Kunming, China), Contact (Hoian, Vietnam) and Mother and Child (Qinghai Province)
  • 2009 Tai Chi Master, Riverside Gallery, Barnes, London, UK
  • 2009 Water Dream, Sculpture Symposium, Vietnam
  • 2010 Black Marble, South Korea
  • 2010, Horses & Riders, 6th International Sculpture Symposium ITM Univers Gwalior, India
  • 2002 Awarded a 3-month residency at Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, France
  • 2008 Awarded the prestigious Excellence Prize by the National Urban Sculpture Association for her public art Mother and Child sculpture in Qinghai Province (created in 2007).
  • 2009 Major public accolade / token of esteem in China:  Mother and Child  included in book published by the National Urban Sculpture Association featuring the best 100 city sculptures in China from 1949 to 2009

Pictures of sculpture created during 4th International Sculpture Symposium Vietnam 2003

Pictures of work
at the China Changchun International Sculpture Symposium 2001!

Pictures of snow sculpture recently created in Harbin, China

Yaxi in Vietnam - December 2003

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