Issue Twelve
Artist Profile 
2020

Wanrong Zheng

Syracuse

  1. Wanrong Zheng was born in China and is a third-year graduate in VPA of Syracuse University. She was obsessed with seeking a more free, unfettered life. After studying art abroad and experiencing different cultures, she tends to combine them. A Buddhist book in her sophomore year changed her view of the world. The death of her father in her second year of graduate school reinforced her desire for religious freedom.
  2. Her videos mostly use simple lines and the sound is mostly related to Buddhism. But it is not limited to this. Freedom, liberation, and death are universal topics. She seeks a balance between Chinese and Western cultures and between death and relief. She uses Buddhist elements as the theme of her works, not only as a record of self-seeking but also to convey a new Oriental way of thinking.

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