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Haoyun Erin Zhao is a fine art painter and art teacher based in San Francisco, California. Erin grew up in Guiyang China and moved to the United States in 2009 to continue her education. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from Academy of Art University and now is an art instructor at ArtWorks Fine Art Studio in San Francisco.

Growing up in a city that has beautiful and diverse inland landscapes, she found herself drawn to nature at a very young age and started to express her feeling towards it on sketchbooks and canvases. After moving to California and seeing the unique landscape and majestic coastline, she fell in love with it and continues being inspired by it.

Erin's works have been shown in galleries, juried shows, museum exhibitions and invitational events in the United States. Her work can also be found in private collections in the US and Asia.


2015     Academy of Art University, Bachelor of Fine Arts


Solo Exhibitions

2016     "The Beauty of Impermanence", AAU Galleries, San Francisco, CA                                      April 7th -- May 29th 

2015     Solo Show, DaDa SF, San Francisco, CA, April -- May


Selected Group Exhibitions

2017     "Summer of Love: Where the Past Meets the Present", DaDa Gallery,                                 San Francisco, CA, June 12th -- July 14th

2017     Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, KPIX CBS San Francisco Bay Area

2017     "What's Not to Love", Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA, February

2016     Two Person Show, Blue Danube Coffee House, San Francisco, CA                                    October 4th -- December

2016     "Landscape, Seascape, and Urbanscape", Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA                     October

2016     "What is Your Sanctuary", 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA, May

2016     "Sanctuary", 20th Annual De Young Student Showcase, de Young Museum,                     San Francisco, CA, April 

2015     "Expressions of Courage", The Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, CA, November

2015     Chinatown International Fashion Week, Hilton San Francisco Financial District,               San Francisco, CA, October

2015     "Legacy & Divergence", 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA, May

2015     "Art in A Different Light", 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA, March

2014     "A Natural Affair", Linus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, August

2014     "Landscapes Art Exhibition", Light Space & Time, June

2014     "Beyond Scope: New Notions of Art", 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA, May

2014     “Expand”, 18th Annual New Generations Student Showcase,                                              de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, April

2014     “Flora”, Linus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA,  February

2014     “24 and under- A Small Works Show”, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach,                       CA, January



2015     International Artist Magazine, February/March issue



2015     Finalist, Florals & Gardens Challenge, International Artist Magazine, February

2014     Award of Excellence, 3rd Biannual Competition, Four Points                                              Contemporary, June

2014     Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Art,  Landscapes Art                                      Exhibition, Light Space & Time, June



2015 -- Present     Fine Art Instructor, ArtWorks Fine Art Studio, San Francisco, CA


2016 -- Present     Judge, Growing Up Asian in America Program, Asian Pacific Fund, San Francisco, CA

Art Judging


Curatorial Project

2015     Curator, "Chinese Railroad Memorial Monument Project", San Francisco, CA

Project Website: http://www.crrwmemorialproject.com/



2016     Haoyun Erin Zhao x Celizia Clothing Collaboration, San Francisco, CA