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ZK Gallery is proud to present Y.A.E, a group exhibition by three top emerging artists, coinciding with the celebration of our First Birthday! We are commending the works of Yann Houri, Yi-shin Chiang & Wang Zhiwu with our gallery space; all upcoming young artists with diverse talent and bright futures.

Yi-shin Chiang | Yi Shin (Nora) Chiang, born in Taiwan in 1987, is a fine artist now based in San Francisco. Her love of painting started at the age of 16. In 2005, the winning of 2nd place in the Canada B.C. Annual Memorial Contest was a milestone for Yi Shin and this encouraged her to receive her B.F.A. in Illustration from Academy of Art University. After graduation, her passion in art led her to pursue her MFA in Fine Art at Academy of Art University. In 2013, she got the opportunity to go to Italy for a summer-term program at Santa Reparata International School of Art. She currently emphasizes in oil medium and is knowledgeable in watercolor, gouache, acrylic, etc.  The majority of her works focus on portraiture, figurative, landscape, and cityscape. In addition, she is currently doing a portrait series, “Half Empty, Half Full” that examines the critical moment when two opposing emotions coexist in competition, the depiction of an unresolved dilemma as revealed in the facial expression of someone paused at a turning point.

Yann Houri| Born in 1990 in Paris, France. Yann Houri is a self-taught artist, currently living and working in Paris. Today, well known for his unique style of work, he combines different media and techniques, which allow him to explore his fascination of Man Kind’s daily choices and the repercussions of their consequent actions. Yann Houri has exhibited his work at Georges R. Brown Center in Texas, Suntec Singapore Center, Fondation Deutsch in Lausanne, San Mateo Center, Fort Mason Center in San Fransisco or Grand Palais in France.

Wang Zhiwu | Born in 1984 in China, Wang Zhiwu inherited a unique creative touch from not only his father but also from his grandfather; his father was an outdoorsman, while his grandfather was a magician. Their powerful combination of creation and imagination led Wang to begin exploring oft-depicted themes of symbolism, independence, companionship and love at a young age. Through steady encouragement from family, friends, mentors and his wife, Lin, Wang has recently emerged as a must-see, up-and-coming Chinese talent. Although his work is fairly new to Western markets, it has been well-received to date. Wang is a proud graduate of Meizhou Wan College in Fujian, China.

Y.A.E | Opening Reception – Friday, August 7th at 7:00pm – 9:00pm