“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-born artist living and working in Chicago. Her practice uses techniques of cutting and superposition to create works that straddle painting and sculpture, actively exploring spatial perception. In Jiang Schlosberg’s art, space – and the air that passes through it - is transformed into an aesthetic experience which may be read in quasi-musical terms.


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 in 2001.

She works with Woldt Gallery, London.  

Solo Exhibitions


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

Air's Chamber, Woldt Gallery, London, UK


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

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


Paintings by Zelene, AnySquared Art, Chicago, IL



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



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

Selected Group Exhibitions


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



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

Small Works, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL



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

Artist Statement #4, CICA Museum, South Korea 

Biennial Quad-State, Quincy, IL

Aligning, Woldt Gallery, London 



The Collection, UNICEF next generation, Chicago, IL



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

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


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


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



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

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



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

New Works, Flat Iron Project, Chicago, IL



Alternative eyes, Beach Art, Miami, FL

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



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



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


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

Art Market Magazine, 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



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



Artbo Magazine, Curved Lines and Ambiguous Forms by Zelene



NUE Magazine, Explaining "Slam", 2015 Fall

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

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.