Lives and works in New York, NY.

Stella Zhong’s sculptural environments are vast and stark, registered by scarcely visible objects in quiet chaos. Making tactile the cosmic and infinitesimal at once, Zhong’s acute scale-shift magnifies solitude and connectivity, refracting contemporary experiences—simultaneity, alienation, existential humor and uncertainty—shared yet ultimately incurving.

Zhong’s objects flit between geometric forms and something alive, even edible, cute but covertly alarming. In its built-in opacity, the work withdraws, anchors, multiplies, cools. Each of Zhong’s hermetic worlds is calibrated to a radical condition—like a particle accelerator absent of friction—to observe the revolutionary potential of smallness in one, in another, to feel hope and momentum in inert states.

Stella Zhong (b. 1993, Shenzhen, China) lives and works in New York, NY. She holds a BFA in Glass from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Yale University. Zhong has had solo exhibitions at Chapter NY; Fanta-MLN, Milan; Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR; and Guan Shan Yue Art Museum, Shenzhen; among others. Zhong has exhibited internationally at SculptureCenter, Queens, NY; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; Galerie Marguo, Paris; in lieu, Los Angeles, CA; Peana, Mexico City; YveYANG, New York; Mana Contemporary, Jersey City; HUA International, Beijing; M 2 3, New York; and more. Her work has been reviewed on ArtAsiaPacific, Mousse Magazine, Texte zur Kunst, The New York Times, Art in America, among others. Zhong currently has a solo exhibition at The Intermission, Piraeus, GRC. In Fall 2024 she will have a solo exhibition at Antenna Space, Shanghai, SHN.