Wei V. Zheng born: Indiana USA, living in New York City.
With guidance from Chinese contemporary artist Sun Liangang, the young and emerging Chinese American artist Wei Zheng delves deeply into her complex mind of absurdity and creates simplistic-like paintings each with intimate and memorable meanings. Try and locate yet understand where the artist is coming from with her ideas and thoughts.
Can you tell us what your 'Before I Die' is…?
Before I die, I want to travel the world and visit galleries and museums with my pal Brent the bear.
Best Commissioned artwork ever done was…?
When I was in elementary school, I drew and designed a Hello Kitty at the Taj Mahal, and one of my peers offered me $5 USD and a carton of strawberry milk for it.
Which are your favorite artists…?
This may sound cliche, but I really enjoy Rene Magritte and Vincent van Gogh since they’re known for their styles. Not only that, I wholeheartedly admire Amedeo Modigliani and Carolee Schneemann because I’ve seen their works in museums and was publicly seen as a sobbing mess.
Best exhibition ever participated in…?
The best exhibition I’ve ever participated in was in my parents’ living room. Actually, I still have ongoing exhibitions there...almost all of my works are still on display.
What makes your art different than others…?
My art uses unfamiliar materials like my tears.