Executive vice-president and director of art commission of America Arts Research Institute
ZHANG Jingcheng, executive vice-president and director of art commission of America Arts Research Institute, was born in 1955 in Beijing, China. Zhang learned oil-painting in his early development as an artist. Later he changed his way to Chinese painting. He emigrated to the United States in the 90s. He is living in Los Angeles and engaged in painting and art education.
Zhang held personal and/or group exhibitions in about 100 cities and 36 countries or areas. Zhang published his personal art collections for the first time in 1988, and published over 20 of his personal and collective collections. In the early 1990s, he was invited to Singapore, Malaysia, the United States and other countries to give lectures. His artwork was hung on the front wall of the presidential office by Mahathir Seoul, the President of Malaysia. He won many gold medals and awards domestically and internationally, and was recorded into “Encyclopedia of World Celebrities”. In 1998, he was recorded in “Who’s who in American Artists”. In the same year, he won the American Stanford Chinese Art Prize. In 2000 his work “Northland scenery” won the Chinese Arts Award. In 2009 he was honored with the Outstanding Educator Award by the American Presidential Leadership. In 2010 he was awarded by US Congress as Distinguished Artist Scholarship. In 2012, 2014, and 2016 consecutively he was awarded from the Global Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Exhibitions held jointly by Art organizations of China government. In 2014、2016, he won prizes in Global Chinese paintings and calligraphy exhibitions held by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council and the Ministry of Culture, China.