MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)Prior to 2012
Lu Zhang was born in Chongqing, China in 1983. In 2004, she received her BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. In 2013, she received her MFA in painting from the Frank Mohr Institute in the Netherlands. Zhang has exhibited in the US and abroad including shows at C. Grimaldis Gallery in Baltimore, Randall Scott Gallery in Washington DC, and The Center for Art and Culture in France. Her work has been reviewed in ARTnews, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun and featured in New American Paintings Magazine. In 2010, Zhang received a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council for works on paper. In 2011, Zhang was awarded The Trawick Prize Young Artist Award and The Hanze University Scholarship.