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:

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

Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

Ye Mandala (2016)

*Future Development Space

Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY


Curation and Projects:

A Universe (postponed till 2021)

Project details:

Beam Camp

Strafford, NH

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:

ELMNOP (2020)

Spring/Break Art Show

New York, NY

Death by Audio Arcade (Indie Games and Art Showcase, 2017)

Cloud City

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, N.Y.

What Can the Object Do? (2017)

The Hand

Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

Now, Therefore (2016)

Valerina Gallerina

Ridgewood, Queens NY

Office Space (2016)

LMCC Residency Space

New York, NY

Cosmicomics (2015)


New York, NY


Magic Scents (2015)

Valerina Gallerina

Ridgewood, Queens 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


Ox-Bow School of Arts, Saugatuck, MI. 2010 Summer Fellowship Resident

The RangeSaguache, CO. 2018 Summer resident and exhibiting artist.


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) 

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)



Critical Practice Research Grant (2020)

Yale CCAM Fellow (2019-2020)


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 pdf here

Evergreen Review (2017)

NYC Creative Salon (2017)

Internet-Yami-Ichi NYC, Zine and Web-zine (2016)

Hyperallergic (2015)

BKmag (2015)

E Flux (2011) qin zhu untitled/

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