Chang, Zaisheng

Zaisheng Chang graduated from the Nanjing University of the Arts with a Bachelor of Arts in Sculpture and Art in 1987, and a Master of Arts in Art and Archaeology in 2001. In 2003, he visited France, Belgium, and other countries to study sculpture art. From 2005 to 2006, he was a senior visiting scholar at the Academy of Fine Arts of Tsinghua University. He has since held esteemed positions at Yangzhou University including Director of the Design Department of the Academy of Fine Arts, Director of the Ceramics Research Institute, and Associate Professor and Master Tutor of the Academy of Fine Arts. His oil paintings, acrylic paintings, and sculptures are widely collected.

Zaisheng Chang has designed and created murals for many squares and schools in China including Sun and Moon Shine Together, completed in 1995 in Jiangyin, Jiangsu. He has also created numerous large-scale sculptures such as Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea (Lvsihai Port, Qidong, Jiangsu; 1996), Confuscius (Jianghai University, Jiangsu; 2007), and Jianzhen Dongdu (Jianzhen Square, Yangzhou; 2014). His award-winning sculpture Nagarjuna Bodhisattva was exhibited at the National Arts and Crafts Museum in Taiwan, and in 2008, his works were published in Chang Zaisheng Sculpture Collection.

Artist Statement

Halifax's endless seas, skies and fields are so exhilarating that I, as a sculptor, find a new life in Halifax's landscapes to express my spiritual longing. I am inspired to convey the artistic language of sculpture into my landscape paintings, which give them more strength and depth of space. I plan to use this unique painting language to better explore the hidden mysteries of nature and the beauty of Halifax.