Resume

Zhao Erjun
Manchurian name: Eargendgello. Erjun
B.F.A, in Art and Design, Suzhou University
M.F.A. Equivalent, Oil Painting, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China.
M.F.A, Painting and Print Making, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.

She immigrated to the United States in 1991, held her first solo art exhibition in 1995, and taught at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts from 1996 to 2006. She is a member of the American Oil Painters Association, and is a board member of the Virginia branch of the US –China Friendship Association. She is a contracted artist with the Eric Schindler Gallery. She held nine solo art exhibitions in New York and Virginia and received the Professional Artist Award from the Virginian Museum of Fine Arts in 2002. Her artworks were collected by museums, foundations, corporations, galleries, and individuals from China, Japan, Europe, and the USA. Since 2012 she has been an adjunct professor at the Fudan University Institute of Visual Arts in Shanghai..

Personal Information:

1998-2000 M.F.A, Painting and Print Making, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.
1987-1989 M.F.A. Equivalent, Oil Painting, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China.
1982-1983 Graduate Student, Chinese Academy of Fine Arts , Hangzhou, China.
1978-1982 B.F.A, in Art and Design, Suzhou University (Suzhou Institute of Silk Textile Technology), Suzhou, China.

Solo Exhibitions:

2012 “Erjun Zhao’s Art”, Shanghai Fine Arts Museum, Shanghai, China, December
2009 “Erjun Zhao: Recent Work”, Shanghai Grand Theater Gallery, Shanghai, China, September
2008 “Between Black and White”, Art Shanghai 2008, Shanghai, China, May
2007 “Erjun Zhao: East Meets West”, Gallery 5, Richmond, VA, May
2007 “Erjun Zhao: Recent Work”, Shanghai Grand Theater Gallery, Shanghai, China, April
2006 “Between Black and White”, Art Shanghai 2006, Shanghai, China, May
2006 “Erjun Zhao: Oil Paintings”, Capital One Gallery, Richmond, VA, July
2005 “Inspired Revelation”, Gumenick Gallery, Glen Allen, VA. Jan – Mar
2003 “Erjun Zhao: Oil Paintings”, Arts World Gallery, New York, NY, Dec.
2001 “Erjun Zhao: Paintings and Prints”, John Tyler Community College, Richmond, VA, Feb
2000 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition: Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA, May
2000 “East Meets the West”, The Culture Art Center, Glen Allen, VA, Jan. – Mar.
1999 “Erjun Zhao: Recent Work”, Eric Schindler Gallery, Richmond, VA, May
1996 “Erjun Zhao: Paintings and Drawings”, Eric Schindler Gallery, Richmond, VA, Oct.
1995 “Erjun Zhao: Oil Paintings”, Heirloom Gallery, Richmond, VA, Dec
1995 “Erjun Zhao: Paintings and Drawings”, Eric Schindler Gallery, Richmond, VA, May

Group Exhibitions:

2011—2012 May “Art Beijing”,in Beijing, China.
2006—2012 October “Art Shanghai”, Shanghai, China.
2006—2011 April “Shanghai Art Fair”, Shanghai, China.
2009 “Impressions of China 2009” Touring Exhibition for Excellent Works from China’s Genuine Galleries, Hangzhou and Tokyo
2009 The 11th China National Art Exhibition, Wu Han Art Museum, Wuhan
2009 The 5th Shanghai Art Exhibition, Shanghai Art Museum
2008 “Expanding and Fusion – The Research Exhibition of China’s Contemporary Oil Paintings”, China National Art Museum
2008 “Chinese Sentiments” Famous Chinese Expatriate Art Show, Shanghai Grand Theater Gallery, Shanghai, China
2006 Chinese International Art Investors and Collectors Fair, Beijing

Selected Awards / Grants:

2002: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia.
2000: Graduate Scholarship, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.
1999: Teaching Mentorship Award, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.
1987: Award of Excellent Work, Young Artist Association, Jiangsu Museum of Fine Arts, Nanjing, China

Art Book:

2012 Between Black and White III- Erjun Zhao’s Art, Shanghai, China
2009 Between Black and White II- Erjun Zhao’s Art, Shanghai, China
2007 Between Black and White- Erjun Zhao’s Art, Shanghai, China

Selected Auction Records:

2009 November – Beijing Poly Auction House, “Aegean”, Beijing China.
2008 April – Beijing Huachen Auction House, “Canyon”, Beijing China.
2007 May – Beijing Poly Auction House, “Olympians”, Beijing China.
2007 December – Beijing Sungari International Auction House, “Saplings”, Beijing China.
2007 Shanghai Jiatai Auction House, “Shisha Sea”, Shanghai China.

Selected Reviews and Articles

2013 “Transcending Black and White: Erjun Zhao” Art & Humanity Channel, Shanghai TV, Shanghai, China
2010 “Artist Erjun at TV Art Museum” Life & Style Channel, Shanghai TV, Shanghai, China
2009 “Erjun’s Solo Exhibition” Art & Humanity Channel, Shanghai TV, Shanghai, China.
2009 Julia Yu, “A Call for Humanity ” China Visual, Shanghai, China.
2008 Zhao Chang Tian, “The Thinking Soul” Hua Xia Qing, Shanghai, China.
2008 Lin Mingjie “Thirsting Hands – Erjun Zhao’s Black & White series” All 2008-4, Shanghai, China.
2008 Zhu Xiaoguo “Waiting for Noah’s Ark” China Visual, Shanghai, China.
2008 Li Jun “Attached to Black & White” Metropolitan, Shanghai, China.
2007 Yuan Fang “Erjun Zhao Exclusive Interview ” Famous Chinese Oil Painters, Bejing, China
2007 Julia Yu “Erjun Zhao and Her Work” Between Black White- Erjun Zhao’s Art, Shanghai, China.
2007 Shanghai Grant Theater Gallery “Erjun Zhao – Between Black & White” ALL 2007-11, Shanghai, China.
2007 Dipti Bhatt “East Meets West” RVA Magazine, Richmond, VA, May
2007 Zhou Guo Rong “Erjun Zhao and her art ” ALL 2007-4, Shanghai, China, April
2007 Ding Li and Xie Rong “Paint Western Love with Eastern Chi” Arts Shanghai, Shanghai,China
2006 Xiao Xiao “Zhao Erjun – Brilliant Poetry in Black and White” Golden Movie Weekly
2006 Yu Xiang “Erjun’s Painting” Style,Suzhou, China
2003 Xia Xiaoming. “Erjun Zhao’s Solo Show at New York Arts World”. Ming Pao Daily News, New York, NY. Dec 13
2001 Jenny Ramirez. “Everything Old is ‘Neo’ Again”, Style Weekly, Richmond, VA, May 15
2001 Roy Proctor. “Nine Artists Alter Classics at Gallery in Glen Allen”. Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, VA, May 27
2000 Deborah Mcleod, “The Year of The Dragon/ Erjun Zhao”, The Show Bulletin, Richmond, VA, Jan
2000 Jenny O Ramirez, “East Meets West”, Style Weekly, Richmond, VA, March 14
2000 Lesley Howson, “The Peaceful Eye”, Punch Line, Richmond, VA, March 2
1999 Harry Kollatz, “Form, Life, and Beauty”, Richmond. Richmond, VA, May 1999.
1995 Paulette Roberts-Pullen, “Technical Expertise”, Style Weekly, Richmond, VA. June 20
1995 Michelle L. Crouch, “After Fundamentals, the ‘Chi’ Rules Chinese Art”, Richmond Times- Dispatch, Richmond, VA. June
1989 Ma Xiaoxia. “Art From the Bottom of Her Heart”, Suzhou Daily, Suzhou, China, Feb 26

Teaching

2012 Adjunct professor, Fudan University Institute of Visual Arts in Shanghai..
1996 – 2006 Instructor, painting and drawing studios, Communication Art and Design Dept and Art Foundation, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
1982 – 1991 Lecturer (tenured in 1987), painting and drawing studios, College of the Arts, Suzhou University (Suzhou. Institute of Silk Textile Technology), Suzhou, China

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