Kiki Jia Qi Zhen

b. 1996

Chicago, Illinois

kiki.jiaqizhen@gmail.com / hellokiki81@gmail.com

www.kikizhen.net 

Education

2019 

Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of Art and Art History (SAAH), University of Illinois at Chicago

 

2013

Gallery 37: Advanced Arts Painting & Drawing, Chicago, IL

 

Residencies / Fellowships

2018

LAUNCH Invitational Residency, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL

 

Grants / Awards

2019

Gallery 400 Lobby Competition Winner, School of Art and Art History (SAAH), University of Illinois at Chicago

Chancellor's Undergraduate Research Award, School of Art and Art History (SAAH), University of Illinois at Chicago

Talent Tuition Award, School of Art and Art History (SAAH), University of Illinois at Chicago

 

2018

Chancellor's Undergraduate Research Award, School of Art and Art History (SAAH), University of Illinois at Chicago

Art Academic Excellence Award, School of Art and Art History (SAAH), University of Illinois at Chicago

Talent Tuition Award, School of Art and Art History (SAAH), University of Illinois at Chicago

 

2016

UIC Semester Art-Fest, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

2014

All-City Visual Arts, School of the Art Institute at Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

Exhibitions (solo *)

2019

Post Practice, Chicago Art Department, Chicago, IL 

OPEN HAND Exhibition, Open Center for the Arts, Chicago, IL 

Scaffold Heads, Gallery 400 Lobby Installation, School of Art and Art History (SAAH), University of Illinois at Chicago*

Curiosity Wonders: Tshab Her, Kiki Jia Qi Zhen, Jessa Mae Mendiola, Gallery 400 Lobby, Chicago, IL

STOP IT! An International Mail Art Exhibition, Rosenthal Gallery, Fayetteville, NC

Positive/Negative National Juried Exhibition, Slocumb Galleries, Johnson City, TN

2nd Midwest Open, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

2018

Small Works Members' Show, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

CASE X CASE, School of Art and Art History (SAAH), University of Illinois at Chicago

ONE: Annual Emerging Artists Exhibit, Cleve Carney Art Gallery, Glen Ellyn, IL

Transgressions, School of Art and Art History (SAAH), University of Illinois at Chicago

2017

Reunion II, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2016

UIC Semester Art-Fest, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

19th International Open, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

Portraits, JBA Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

2014

All-City Visual Arts, School of Art Institute at Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

Curatorial

2019

Post Practice, Chicago Art Department, Chicago, IL

2018

Transgressions: Senior Thesis Exhibition Curatorial Group, School of Art and Art History (SAAH), Chicago, IL

 

Publications

2018

Transgressions, Senior Thesis Catalogue, School of Art and Art History (SAAH), Chicago, IL

 

Collections

5 Points Art Gallery

 

Related Experiences

2019 - current/ongoing

Administrative & Operations Intern at Chicago Art Department

 

2018 - ongoing

UIC BFA Alumni Group 

Studio Intern for Chicago-based artist Dianna Frid

2017 - 2019 

Woodshop & Metalshop Assistant at the School of Art and Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago

Studio Arts Facilities Coordinator at the School of Art and Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago

2016 - ongoing

Member at the Woman Made Gallery