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Moyu Zhang is an internationally collected and awarded artist as well as the founder of Moyu Zhang Studios in Washington D.C. metro area. She painstakingly hand-tools wood to create time and space inspired sculptures that are minimal, emotional, and modernly refined. Her work is guided by the purity in concept and the richness in form and color. Moyu respects natural materials and traditional craftsmanship. She seeks to create objects that reveal their essential quality and simplicity to convey her attitude toward life. All her pieces aspire to capture an elusive beauty that combines the poetic and mysterious with a feeling of serenity and purity. Born in China, educated and practiced in the U.S. and Finland, Moyu was an award-winning architect before she decided to make the things she designed with her own hands. To gain hands-on experience and learn traditional woodworking techniques, Moyu enrolled in the School for American Crafts at RIT in 2011. She founded Moyu Zhang Studios in 2013 after winning her first Niche Award. After graduation, Moyu worked with Digifabshop to develop her expertise in digital design and fabrication. She also worked with Raymour and Flanigan to broader her vision on branding and business. In 2018, Moyu moved to Washington D.C. metro area with her husband and two young children, where she devotes all her time to sculpting and parenting. Moyu’s creative pieces of art have been internationally awarded and collected. They’ve been exhibited internationally and published at various magazines and books. She has published in Who´s Who in Visual Art - 100 Artisans, Craftspeople & Designers Vol. 2018-2019 (German/English), Niche Magazine, American Wood Turner, Rooted-Contemporary Studio Furniture, Signature and RIT Athenaeum. She has received multiple awards for her unique art work, including a Niche Award in 2017 (Professional / Wood Deco); Arts & Crafts Design Award in 2016 (Certificate of Excellence); a Niche Award in 2016 (Professional/ Home Furnishings); RIT Wallace library Purchase Prize Awards in 2015 and another Niche Award (Student / Furniture) in 2013. Her recent exhibitions include 2020 Craft Boston Spring and 2020 Craft Boston Holiday by the society of Arts and Crafts at Boston Center for the Arts, M.A.; Solo Exhibition Night, Day and In-Between at Quince Orchard Library in North Potomac, Maryland; Fence Select Exhibition at the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, N.Y.; Craft Forms International Exhibition at Wayne Art Center, P.A.; What’s New, What’s Next Exhibition at New York Design Center. Moyu received her M.F.A. from the School for American Crafts at RIT and her B.Arch. from SCU. This website was established as a means to create the vehicles for Moyu's ongoing pursuit as an artist, designer and maker. For daily updates and images of new work, follow along on instagram