Interactions of color and shape play a pivotal role in California-based artist Haoyun Erin Zhao’s bold and dynamic painting, printmaking and mural. Shape and color are placed and layered mindfully to explore visual sensations. The artist creates work to investigate human perception and its connection to memory and personal experiences. Her work invites open-ended reflections on memory and place.

Erin grew up in China and studied at Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She now lives and works in San Francisco as a visual artist focusing on painting and printmaking. Erin also teaches at ArtWorks Fine Art Studio in San Francisco. She serves as a judge for Asian Pacific Fund’s annual visual art competition “Growing Up Asian in America Program.” She was the art curator for the Chinese Railroad Workers Memorial Monument Project. The artist’s work has been published on International Artist Magazine and exhibited in galleries, museum exhibitions and invitational shows. Her work can be found in public and private collections in the US and Asia.