BFA (2010) The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY
MFA (2020) Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions:

Fragments (2021)

Moskowitz Bayse

Los Angeles, CA 

Maya and the Mycelial Network (2018)

The Range

Saguache, CO

Accumulations (2018)

Monica Cook & Ye Qin Zhu

Postmasters Gallery

New York, NY

Chimeras (2018)

Cheryl Bentley & Ye Qin Zhu

Central Park Gallery

Los Angeles, CA

The Cosmos of Seeds (2017)

The Hand

Brooklyn, NY

Ye Mandala (2016)

*Future Development Space

Brooklyn, NY




Governors Island

New York, NY

A Universe (2021)

Project details:

Beam Camp

Strafford, NH

Mediated Meditation (Forthcoming Fall 2021)

Kings Gate Project Space

London, UK

I=N=T=E=R=F=A=C=E (2019)

Yale Cabaret

New Haven, CT

Over the Rainbow (2017)

Babycastles Gallery

New York, NY


Live/Work Die Hard (2012)

Gowanus, Brooklyn NY

Co-curated and produced with Piotr Styk.

Select Group Exhibitions:

Roots Taking Root (2021)

James Fuentes

New York, NY

36 Painters (2021)

Harper's Gallery

East Hampton, NY

Redirecting (2021)

Tree Art Museum

Beijing, China

ELMNOP (2020)

Spring/Break Art Show

New York, NY

Death by Audio Arcade (2017)

Cloud City

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, N.Y.

What Can the Object Do? (2017)

The Hand

Brooklyn, NY

Now, Therefore (2016)

Valerina Gallerina

Ridgewood, Queens NY

Office Space (2016)

LMCC Residency Space

New York, NY

Cosmicomics (2015)


New York, NY

Meownifesto (2014)

House of Tigre Gallery

Ridgewood, Queens NY


New York, NY


New York, NY

Red Barn (2010)

OxBow Gallery

Grand Rapids, MI

Sculpture Storage (2010)

La Mama Gallery

New York, NY

Contenpt (2009)

Houghton Gallery

Cooper Union,

New York, NY

My Way (2009)

Performa '09 Hub

New York, NY

Residencies and Awards:

Tsai CITY (Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale) Innovation Fellow (2020-present)

Critical Practice Research Grant (2020)

Yale CCAM (Center for Collaborative Arts and Media) Studio Fellow (2019-2020)

Blended Reality Researcher (2018-2019)

The Range, Saguache, C.O. Summer resident and exhibiting artist (2018)

Ox-Bow School of Arts, Saugatuck, M.I. Summer Fellowship Resident (2010)


Yale Tsai CITY Innovation Fellow (2020 - present) Lead liaison between Tsai CITY (Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale) and Yale Schwarzman Center. Designed and developed programs, initiatives, and creative research opportunities for innovative, artistic, and technology-based projects. Organizing a series of talks, workshops, and discussions led by artists. I invited influential BIPOC artists to speak about their creative journeys as leaders for an ethical and creative economy as well as forming interdisciplinary collaborative teams to address various issues within New Haven, CT. YaleNews interview regarding my role.

Design Brigade: On Memory (Summer 2020) Worked in a team of 6 to design a COVID-19 memorial through the lens of social justice in New Haven, CT. From conception to handoff of the project, we worked alongside the Department of Cultural Affairs and community leaders, conducted outreach and research, created designs, presented the project to stakeholders and the Mayor, and formed guides for the City to develop the project further. Our reflections on the project and process:

Art Palestine International (2008 - 2012 and 2016 - 2017) Program Manager of a not-for-profit organization dedicated to exhibiting contemporary Palestinian art. Some exhibitions we have conducted include: The Thousand and One Nights at Postmasters Gallery, NY; How Green Was My Valley at Whitebox Art Center, NY; Over The Rainbow at Babycastles Gallery, NY.

Redwood Art Studio (2014 - 2016) an art school co-founded with my brother Qin Zhu. With an emphasis on exploration and personal growth, the school taught drawing and painting to the kids in the community we grew up in, Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

Socotra Studio (2012) Co-created with Piotr Styk, the design and build studio is an ongoing collaborative project exploring material property, ritual, craft, and function in the objects we make.


Visiting artist and artist talk presentation at College of Creative Studies, Detroit, MI (2020); Gotham Film and Media Institute, New York, NY (2021); Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT (2021)

Teaching Assistant to Troy Michie's Basic Drawing class at Yale School of Art. New Haven, CT (2020)

Teaching Assistant to Justin Berry's 3D Rendering class at Yale School of Art. New Haven, CT (2019)

Instructor at Beam Center. Brooklyn, NY (2017 - 2018)

Lead instructor at Redwood Art Studio. Sunset Park, Brooklyn (2014 -2016)

Guest Educator at Russel Wright Design Center for Summer Nature & Design Camp. Manitoga, NY (2015)

Portfolio prep and conceptual design course at Yunhua Fang Studio. Cupertino, CA (Summer 2007)

Painting instructor at The Cooper Union Saturday Program. New York, NY (2007)

Press Highlights:

New York Times (2021): A quirky design fair finds a new home: Governors Island  (2021): Interview with Ye Qin Zhu

Arts Council of Greater New Haven (2021): Diary Disks moving to City Hall  


Governors Island (2021): 

New Haven Independent (2021): “Diary Disk” Lands In Library To Preserve Communal Memories
New Haven Independent (2021): Diary Disks Press Conference with Mayor Eliker at Ives Library

CRW (2021):

YaleNews (2020): Inaugural Innovation Fellow will help link the arts and entrepreneurship

Design Brigade: On Memory, New Haven memorial (2020);

New York Times (2020)

New Haven Review, I=N=T=E=R=F=A=C=E (2019)

Art News (2018)

Over The Rainbow (2017) view/download online catalogue here

Evergreen Review (2017)

NYC Creative Salon (2017)

Hyperallergic (2015)

BKmag (2015)

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