Tianyi Zhang (B. 1995, Hunan, China) is a multi-media artist who works in photography, performance, digital film and social media. Throughout Zhang’s work, she explores patterns of behavior and communication in our current over-saturated media and social environment. She creates interactive performances where simple habitual gestures are emphasized to explore cultural pressures, expectations and identity. Zhang holds an MFA (’19) Degree in Photographic and Electronic Media at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and a BFA (’17 & ’14) in Studio Photography, and Design respectively, from The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), in Beijing, China. Zhang’s art projects have been presented in art festivals and galleries around the world, including ElijahWheat Gallery, The Plaxall Gallery, and 25 Kent, in New York, the ICA Baltimore, in Maryland, ESMoA Video Art+Film Festival, in California, Squat Betty Avant Garde Film Night, in London, Video Arte Faenza, in Colombia, and The New Art Fest, in Poland. Her work has been reviewed or featured in Artnet, Soleil Rouge, Artron, Art Zealous, and Create Magazine.