Hong Chun Zhang recieved a B.F.A. degree in 1994 from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, and an M.F.A. degree in 2004 from the University of California-Davis. After graduating from UC-Davis, Zhang moved to Lawrence, Kan. Her work is in many public and private collections, and she has exhibited work internationally in venues as diverse as the Smithsonian national Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the third Chengdu Biennale in China. “Hay Wire,” a solo exhibition on view through March 8 at the Lawrence Arts Center in Kansas, was inspired by her life experiences in rural Kansas and in urban China. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings and installation work. Zhang's lecture visit is hosted in part by KCAI's Asian studies program. Read more.