Xia Zhang is a multi-disciplinary artist born in southern China, and raised in suburban Maryland. She earned her BA in studio arts from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and graduated with an MFA from West Virginia University in 2015. She has completed residencies at The Pottery Workshop (Jingdezhen, China) in 2012, with Sonoma Ceramics (Sonoma, CA) in 2015, and awarded the Windgate Craft Artists Fellowship to participate at the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT) in 2016.
Since 2012, Zhang has shown in exhibitions nationally and internationally, most recently at the Woman Made Gallery (Chicago, IL), the James May Gallery (Algoma, WI), Spark Contemporary Space (Syracuse, NY), and The Emporium Center (Knoxville, TN). She was the Alice C. Cole Visiting Artist at Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA) 2016-2017, is a 2017-2018 resident artist at Arrowmont School of
Arts and Crafts (Gatlinburg, TN) with a Trabue Scolarship, and has forthcoming plans to attend The Growlery (San Francisco, CA) as an artist in residence summer 2018.