Helen Jiayu Zhang


Helen Zhang is a New York & Beijing based artist, designer, and performer. As a visual communicator, her work challenges the boundary between art and design, which can go beyond the sole scope of graphics to embrace movement, text, experiences, and space. The form of her work honestly reflects socio-content, often utilizes the four-dimensionality of editorial to archive and present the ephemeral and physicality of modern age. Her approach treats design as a process-based practice, unlocking the essence within her subjects. She beholds graphics as performance, book as post-production, and art as ushering forth human achievement. 
Her projects explore the complexities of the mind-body relationship, the portrayal of the female body on stage, and the nuances between improvisation and composition, all with a generative, poetic, and experimental approach. Through the media of design, she critically examines the position and importance of visual communication in relation to culture and society in an interdisciplinary creative system.

Parsons School of Design BFA
Communication Design Dean's List
The New School Lang Dance Minor  
Central Academy of Fine Arts Design Advanced Study

Printed Matter NY
Youngones TDC
abc Art Books in China
Award 360
Art-d Global Art Design Award
DGL International Creative Arts
Multiple Formats Art Book Fair 
The New School: Art, Design, and AI Exhibition in collaboration with LG AI Research
Central Academy of Fine Arts: Future Unknown 2.0
WAW What Woman Exhibition NY

(Leading artwork “past its awkward and irrelevant years, down through the civilizations.”-Sheila Heti)