Miranda Fengyuan Zhang (Shanghai, China, 1993, lives and works in New York City) embraces cultures and ties them together using fragments of wools. The concept of “recycling” what is considered abandoned is inspired by her grandmother, who, during difficult times, unraveled jumpers to knit new ones, creating interesting shapes and unexpected color palette, which goes beyond the idea of recycling, and speaks of parental love and the connection between external and internal beauty. In her work Zhang creates semi-abstract gardens, vaguely concrete landscapes, animal silhouettes, tranquil rivers and layers of colorful mountains, celebrating the mythology of life and nature.


In Zhang's work, material dominates, and ideas follow. She perceives the color, texture and temperature of the wool and lets the material tolled the way to mystical enlightenment. Her work creates a Garden of Eden, where she emerges herself in a kingdom of colors, cool evenings in the desert, or quiet afternoons over the lake. She further extends the palace of her memories to capture the hidden power within seemingly mundane objects. Like traditional Chinese ink paintings, Zhang’s way of working does not allow fixing or adjusting, but rather is an improvised process lead by momentary inspiration and technical skills. Although the works do not portray the east, her artistic thinking is innately eastern. 


Born in 1993 in Shanghai, China

Lives and works in New York City





BFA, Studio Art, New York University, New York, USA


Solo Exhibitions



Mendes Wood DM, ‘In Passing’, São Paulo, Brazil


Candice Madey, ‘Scattered Lines’, New York, NY


Capsule Shanghai, ‘A World Without Us’, Shanghai, China

2020 Halsey Mckay Gallery, ‘All The Distant Places’, East Hampton, New York, USA
2018 Half-Gallery, ‘Nothing to Whine About’, Shanghai, China
2017 Dear Rivington, ‘Where My Heart Was Left Behind’, New York, USA

Dear Rivington, ‘Absent Intimacy’, New York, USA


Group Exhibitions



Le Consortium, 'New artworks for Consortium Museum Collection', Dijon, France


Galerie Marguo, ‘Home Run, Casa Marguo Inaugural Exhibition’, Menorca, Spain


Management, ‘The Third Kind’, New York, NY, USA


Galerie Marguo, ‘The Hearing Trumpet Part II’, curated by Danielle Shang, Paris, France


Halsey McKay Gallery, ‘Light, Stone & String’, East Hampton, NY


Halsey McKay Gallery, ‘Ten Years’, East Hampton, NY, USA


Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, ‘Right Now, Right Here: Stand by Her’, Shanghai, China

2020 Mendes Wood DM Gallery, Gardens of Time, New York, USA
  Space 52, ‘Quarantine Exhibition’, Athens, Greece
2017 Mascot Studio New York, Side Effect, New York, USA

Chambers Fine Art Gallery, Roadside Picnic, New York, USA

2016 Commons & Rosenburg Galleries New York, BFA Thesis: Transitional Objects, New York, USA
  NYU Shanghai Art Gallery, Reknown, Shanghai, China
  80 WSE Gallery New York, A Film in Pieces’, New York, USA

80 WSE Gallery, Magic Flute, New York, USA





Arquetopia Foundation International Artist-in-Residence Programs Oaxaca, Mexico


La Maison de l'Art Contemporain Asilah, Morocco