Song Zhang is a visual artist using lighting as his medium to express his aesthetic view and communicate with people. He has found a solid understanding between Western and Eastern cultures. He received his MFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 2015 and BFA from China Academy of Art in 2007.
In the past decade, Song started his career as a painter and has developed his interest in new media including photography, video and installation. His works have been exhibited around the world, including China, Germany, and Australia. He won the the Outstanding Artist award from Today Art Museum in Beijing, and his work was collected by Queensland Art Gallery in Australia. He worked as a leading graphic and media designer in multi-international companies in Shanghai for five years.
In 2012, he decided to use lighting as his major material to combine his skills and came to the U.S.A. to explore his new visual language. For the past three years, he has designed differently-scaled shows in theater and worked as an architectural lighting designer in New York City.
Song’s aspiration is to visualize all emotional aspects of people’s lives, and enjoys the challenge of revealing invisible joy in the difficult challenges of humans’ lives: beauty in ugliness, passion in sadness, hope in struggle, and peace in chaos.