In your own words, what is your ethnic identity? (for individuals)
I am a Chinese American. I was born and grew up in mainland China.
Your Artistic Background/Mission
Born in Chongqing, China, Jing Zhou is an interdisciplinary artist, designer, and Associate Professor of Art in New Jersey. Her award winning artwork, from digital print to animation, from visual design to interactive project, has been widely shown and collected on five continents, including Best of Show Award, SIGGRAPH Art Gallery, Triennale Design Museum in Milan, Royal Institution of Australia, New York Hall of Science, Instants Vidéo Festival in Marseille, Danish Poster Museum, FILE Festival in Sao Paulo, Visual Information Design Association of Korea, Hungarian Electrographic Art Association, Horizon Interactive Awards, PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris Awards, International Photography Awards, permanent collection of the WRO Media Art Center in Poland, the Museum of the Living Artist in San Diego. Numerous books and magazines, such as "Computer Graphics World," "Photo Techniques," have published her work. Jing is also a Gold Medal recipient of the Art Directors Club of New Jersey, Gold Winner of the American Design Awards, and Silver Winner of the Summit International Creative Awards. Her clients include international organizations such as Greenpeace. Ms. Zhou continuously holds membership in the American Institute of Graphic Arts, ACM SIGGRAPH, and the College Art Association. Jing’s multimedia artwork explores our common humanity and reflects her interest in spiritual experiences, Eastern and Western art, literature, and philosophy. To Jing, creating art is a process of deciphering her life journey.
If you are not in New York City, what are your ties to New York's Asian American artistic community?