Ying Gee Zhou

Ying Gee Zhou (b. 1978, Guangdong, China) has created numerous paintings on paper as well as textiles. Her loose, punctuated style is reminiscent of Warhol’s fashion drawings and is simultaneously very much her own. Using fashion and entertainment magazines as source material, Zhou translates a static ad into a dynamic portrait. In order to stay afloat in our watery world of icons and images, we rarely digest everything we see. Zhou, on the other hand, surrounded by a foreign culture, renders theses images as a form of translation, searching for something more complex than what lies on the surface of a glossy Hollywood photograph. Zhou has shown at Gallery Paule Anglim in San Francisco and at the 2012 New Art Dealer’s Alliance Fair in Miami. She has attended Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, CA, since 2010.

Untitled (Two girls on salmon paper), 2015, ink and watercolor on paper
Untitled (Laughing woman with yellow hat), 2015, ink and watercolor on paper
Untitled (Two green girls), 2012, ink and watercolor on paper
Untitled (Yellow woman with wings), 2015, ink and watercolor on paper
Untitled (Woman with curly mask), 2015, ink and watercolor on paper
Untitled (Woman with yellow and red hat), 2015, ink and watercolor on paper
Untitled (Red dress), 2014, ink and watercolor on paper
Untitled (Red cat), 2014, ink and watercolor on paper
Untitled (Blue dress with wide shoulder)
, 2014, ink and watercolor on paper
Untitled (Man clasping hands), 2014, ink and watercolor on paper
Untitled (Boxer), 2014, ink and watercolor on paper
Untitled (Woman with loop hairdo), 2012, ink and watercolor on paper
Untitled (Book of portraits), 2015, artist book, ink and watercolor on paper
Untitled (Book of portraits), 2015, artist book, ink and watercolor on paper
Untitled (Book of portraits), 2015, artist book, ink and watercolor on paper