Stella Zhong’s practice engages built environments, cryptic objects, and precisely enacted events to express an urgency for nonconformity. With a naughty approach to astrophysics and anthropology, Zhong builds worlds as propositions. She creates models radically scaled to make space for logic to deviate and models that simulate alternative modes of power, knowledge creation, and empathy. Zhong is invested in dislocating the human-centric perspective. By bringing together the unlikeliest objects within incongruent spatial relationships, her work navigates the gap between dissociation and transformation, reassessing notions of belonging and anonymity.


Stella Zhong (b. 1993, Shenzhen, China) lives and works in New York, NY. She holds a BFA in Glass from Rhode Island School of Design and received her MFA from Yale University in 2021. Zhong has had solo exhibitions at Chapter NY, New York; Peninsula Art Space, Brooklyn; Weybosset Gallery, Providence; and Guan Shanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen. Her work has been included at Mana Contemporary, Jersey City; HUA International, Beijing; M 2 3, New York; Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn; Paris School of Art, Paris; and more. Her work has been reviewed on ArtAsiaPacific, Mousse Magazine, Texte zur Kunst, among others.


In 2022, Zhong has upcoming solo exhibitions at Fanta-MLN, Milan and Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR. Her work will also be included in group exhibitions at The Sculpture Center, Queens, NY; Galerie Marguo, Paris; and The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT.


Born in Shenzhen, China in 1993

Lives and works in New York City, USA





MFA, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, USA


BFA, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, USA


University for the Creative Arts, Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Distinction),Canterbury, Kent, UK

2010 Fine Arts School Affiliated to China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China


Solo Exhibitions



Adams and Ollman, Portland, USA (forthcoming)

  Fanta-MLN, Milan, Italy (forthcoming) 

Chapter NY, ‘comet without a tail’, New York, NY, USA


Spring/Break Art Show, ‘Empty City’, New York, NY, USA


Peninsula Art Space, ‘nigh’, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2004 Guan Shanyue Art Museum, ‘Zhong Diming’, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China


Group Exhibitions



The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, ‘52 Artists: Revisiting a Feminist Milestone’, Ridgefield, CT, USA (forthcoming)

  Galerie Marguo, 'The Hearing Trumpet Part II', Paris, France

Praxis - Casa Hernández, ‘Por debajo del árbol’, organized by PEANA, Mexico City, Mexico

  Hive Center for Contemporary Art, ‘A Couple of: The Dual-mechanism of the New Generation of Asian Artists’, Beijing, China

Chapter NY, ‘3.0’, New York, USA


M 2 3, ‘Arcadian Feedback’, New York, USA

  Mana Contemporary, ‘24 Signs of the Times’, Jersey City,  USA 
  GTFO, Always Fresh, New York, USA

Chapter NY, ‘Present in absence’, New York, USA (online)


Japan Society, ‘From Here to There’, New York, USA (online performance)


‘Drawn Together’, Chicago Composers Orchestra (online)

  Green Hall Gallery, ‘This Time We Know Each Other’, Yale University, New Haven, USA 
  Hua International, ‘Touching / Feeling’, Beijing, China