Xiang Zhang

Xiang Zhang

Born in the year of the Horse, Xiang Zhang (pronounced Shong Zang) grew up in China. After graduating from The Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, where he was strongly influenced by the 19th century Russian masters, he received his Master’s Degree in Fine Art from Tulane University in New Orleans. Upon moving to Texas, Zhang combined his love for painting horses and portraiture to develop his special style of western art. Zhang is an American Associate Living Master of the Art Renewal Center. In 2016, Zhang was awarded the Committee’s Choice Award for 2-Dimensional Art.

Dedicating time to observing working ranches, Zhang’s work reflects the symbiotic relationship between the cowboy and his horse. Using scintillating colors and bravura brushwork to capture the drama of ranch life, his definitive style has catapulted him to new heights in the art world.

Xiang’s work has been exhibited in prestigious national shows such as Prix de West at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Night of Artist at the Briscoe Western Art Museum and Autry Museum of the American West’s Masters of the American West. He has had numerous successful one-man shows, and his work has been featured in Western Traditions, Contemporary Artists of the American West, Art of the West, Southwest Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur, and numerous other publications. He currently resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife Lily. Xiang Zhang is represented by Southwest Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas and McLarry Fine Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico.