Chinese Clay Art, USA

Biography

Guangzhen Zhou (1953- ) was born in Shanghai China. He is a council member of International Academy of Ceramics, a board member of Association of Clay and Glass of California Artists (2010-205), a guest professor of Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, director of Chinese Ceramic Art Council USA and column editors of a few ceramic art magazines.

Mr. Zhou arrived the US 1989 and received MA and MFA. He has had four books published, titled American Ceramic Artists Today (1998), Chinese Ceramic Cultural Sites-A Traveler¡¯s Handbook (2004), and Appreciation and Collection of Modern and Contemporary Ceramic Art (2012). He has presented lectures in many schools all over China, Tokyo University of Arts and Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2013.

Since 1999, he has been a ceramic cultural liaison between Chinese and American. He was a curator or juror of many ceramic exhibitions in the US, China and Abu Dhabi, such as "Chinese Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition- Denver 2000 (NCECA)", "Yixing International Ceramic Art Conference and Exhibition of 2001 and 2005", "International Small Teapot Show and Competition at Saddleback College, California, (2004 to 2012)", and "Beyond the Function¡ªInternational Contemporary Teapot Exhibition" 2009 (NCECA), and the Chinese Decorative Ceramic Art at Abu Dhabi 2013.