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“The act of cutting canvas manifests immediately and intimately. The momentum of the blade as a gesture translates to direct emotion. I see the gestures in my work breathe, run, struggle, fly, halt, and escape. As nature's light goes in, shadows are cast on the wall. Between the tension and illusion of real and unreal, the canvas feels reminiscent of memories, of yearning and blurry screams.”

-- Artist’s note

 

Zelene Jiang Schlosberg  is a Chinese-American artist living and working in Chicago who has been hailed for her bold approach to art-making that has resonances in both painting and sculpture. 

 

Being in a family of musicians, her work displays a special affinity towards and alliance with the contemporary art music community. She was the solo featured visual artist in CHICAGO: An Artist Celebration (2015), curated by the Chicago Arts Orchestra, and the Grammy-nominated Spektral Quartet chose a painting of hers for a musical improvisation in 2018. Her painting “Directions #0” was featured on the cover of composer John Liberatore's 2018 debut CD album, "Line Drawings” (Albany Records). She graduated from Beijing Normal University with a master’s degree.

She works with

 Woldt Gallery, London.

Fabrik Projects Gallery, Los Angeles

Solo Exhibitions

2021

Flâneur Redux, Chinese American Arts Council (CAAC)/Gallery 456, NYC, NY

Air's Chamber, Woldt Gallery, London, UK

2019

Precipice, Schoenherr Gallery, North Central College, Naperville, Illinois

Interim Landscape, East Central College Art Gallery, Union, Missouri 

2016

Paintings by Zelene, AnySquared Art, Chicago, IL

 

2015

Featured Visual Artist in CHICAGO: An Artist Celebration by Chicago Arts Orchestra, Athenaeum Theatre, Chicago,IL

 

2012

On a Sunny Afternoon, University of Illinois at Chicago,Chicago,IL

Fair

CONTEXT Art Miami 2021, with Fabrik Projects Gallery

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021

10 Questions for Feminist Art, Avant-Garde Sisters, Beijing, China

Scene 9+9, Her Power Global Female Contemporary Art Online Presentation, HK Art of Nature International Female Art Research Society &Art Life Foundation, HK

Aligning, Dora House, The Royal Society of Sculptors, London, UK

 

2020

Threads of Truth, Social Impact & Fiber Arts (Curated by Sergio Gomez), Zhoub Art Center, Chicago, IL

Small Works, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

2019

Small Works,  Gallery of National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY 

Artist Statement #4, CICA Museum, South Korea 

Biennial Quad-State, Quincy, IL

2018

The Collection, UNICEF next generation, Chicago, IL

 

2017

Transcendent Journeys (Four-Person Show): Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Art Exhibition, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, Chicago, IL

2016

Art in Motion, Northwestern University (Juror: James Rondeau, The Art Institute of 
         Chicago, Director), Chicago, IL

2015

Art in Motion, Northwestern University (Juror: James Rondeau, The Art Institute of 
         Chicago, Director), Chicago, IL

Art by America, A national Review of Two - Dimensional Contemporary Art, The Art House, Chicago, IL

Winter Blues: Tye Johnson Artistry at Zhoub Art Center, Chicago, IL

 

2014

Art in City Hall, City Hall, Highland Park, IL

The Abstract Show III, Brickton Gallery & Art Center, Park Ridge, IL

 

2013

Letters of Love, Research House for Asian Art, Chicago, IL

New Works, Flat Iron Project, Chicago, IL

 

2012

Alternative eyes, Beach Art, Miami, FL

Re/Invention, ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation,Chicago,IL

 

2011

Inspiration, Connection& Creation, Art Depth Gallery,Chicago,IL
Metropolis, Community & the Self, Le Gallery Thorndale, Chicago

 

2021

Artist Talk Magazine, UK, Issue 15 “Art in Isolation”, May 2021

2019

CICA Museum Press, Korea, "Artist Statement #4", May 2019 

Art Market Magazine, Israel, Top Contemporary Artists of Today, Gold List #4, April 2019 

Peripheral ARTeries Art Review, Biennial Edition, interview with Zelene Schlosberg, May 2019 

Artospective, An Interview with Zelene Schlosberg, March 2019

Empty Easel, Zelene Schlosberg: Sculptural artwork in wood, thread, canvas and nails

Envision Arts , Black & White

Les Femmes Folles , Zelene Schlosberg, Artist, Feb 9, 2019

  

2018

Line Drawings, CD album cover of composer John Liberatore, featuring “Directions #0”. Albany Records, TROY1736.

 

2016

Artbo Magazine, Curved Lines and Ambiguous Forms by Zelene

  

2015

NUE Magazine, Explaining "Slam", 2015 Fall

Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 31, Juror:Mary M. Tinti, Curator at The Fitchburg Art Museum in Fitchburg, MA.

Publications
 
Public Collections
 

River Noir#2/Tranquility, CICA Museum, South Korea

Shanghai Moon, Riverside Public Library, Riverside, IL

Mother’s Love #1, American Association of University Women Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

Curatorial and Professional Experience
 

2021

Associate curator for exhibition "10 Questions for Feminist Art" ,  with Guo Zhen and Lin Xin

Associate contributor for video show  regarding Bald Girl, the most progressive Chinese Feminist artist group, 

with Juan Xu and Li Xinmo

- 5 retrospect video episodes for projects happened from 2012 to 2014

-4 ongoing video shows regarding "Me Too" movement in China and the "Me Too " related art projects, including Li Xinmo's "wo ye shi "projects.  by Li Xinmo

the Chief Editor of the most visited Chinese blog and online gallery "Avant-Garde Sisters" to promote Chinese feminist artists and female artists, with the goal of "writing female into art history".  Some blogs got over 30,000 views in China's art community.  先锋姐姐的艺术号-艺术头条 (artron.net)