Xiayu Zhang

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Xiayu Zhang

Aged 19

Barcelona Academy of Art

Instructor(s): Silvia Juez Linares,Valentina Zlatarova, Gerard Castellví Gascó

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  • Artworks


charcoal and white chalk on toned paper

18 1/2 x 18 1/2 ins (47 x 47 cms)



24 1/4 x 11 ins (62 x 28 cms)


charcoal and white chalk on arches paper

22 1/4 x 18 3/4 ins (57 x 48 cms)


charcoal and white chaln on toned paper

35 x 18 1/2 ins (89 x 47 cms)



23 1/2 x 40 3/4 ins (60 x 104 cms)

Cloth excersice


7 1/4 x 5 1/2 ins (19 x 14 cms)


Oil on canvas

38 x 18 3/4 ins (97 x 48 cms)



7 x 7 3/4 ins (18 x 20 cms)



Art Renewal Center 


My name is Zhang Xiayu (Monica) born in China Zhejiang. I have been drawn to the aesthetics of Fine arts at a very early age. I started to study and practice realist art at the age of 11 and joined the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. I came to Barcelona in 2016 and then continued my artistic career at the Barcelona academy of art.

I derive my inspiration from Nature and  The Beauty every human figure has in itself, its organicity, its curvature, the temperature of the skin. Being an Artist I express different stories in each work. Through my work, I wish to communicate thoughts, emotions, feelings of happiness and discontent. Nature being an idealist is imperfect in itself, this idea makes me more spontaneous about expressing myself.  There is a magic in the making of art and this feeling of being able to create something of aesthetic beauty and marvel is a joy in itself. I would like to share my own feelings and emotions in Drawings and Sculptures. The Art which I see through my eyes can brighten up the worlds of those wish to entertain my perspective.





2010-2014, Shuhua Fine Arts, Guangzhou, Cantón, China

2014-2016, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou, Cantón, China 

2018, Summer intensive, Studio Escalier, Argenton-Chateau , France

2017-present, Barcelona Academy of Art, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain


Exhibitions, Scholarships

2016, GAFA Ba Degree Show,Guangzhou, Canton, China 

2016, Art Print Residence group show, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

2017, MISNOMA, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

2018, Jouffrault Scholarship, Studio Escalier, Argenton-Chateau , France

2018, Barcelona Academy of Art Scholarship, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain