Kun Zhao

Master of Fine Arts in Studio, Printmedia

My work is about creating beauty from the mundane. Now, plastic pollution is a big problem in the world. I was shocked by it, so I began to pay more attention to the usage of plastic materials. I embraced and accepted this kind of material, as opposed to being disgusted by it. I believe they are part of people’s daily life that we should learn to coexist with them. The goal of my current creative research is to explore the possibilities of art that plastic packaging waste can be made into. To achieve this goal, I conduct practice-based research by producing bodies of artwork.

• M.F.A. in Printmedia, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA, 2023
• M.F.A. in Printmaking, Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, China, 2010
• Member of Mid-Hudson