• MFA in Painting, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2009.        

• BFA in Art Education,  Shanghai Teacher’s University, Shanghai, China, 1999.



• 2001-2003   Arts Lecturer, Shanghai Datong College, Shanghai, China
• 1999-2001
   Arts Lecturer, Tongji University, Shanghai, China


AWARDS (selected)

• Third Place, Lucky 13 National Small Works Exhibition & Competition, Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery, NV, 2011.

• Best of Show, As it Turns Out, I'm From..., (themed National  Juried Art Exhibition), Lander Art Center, WY, 2011.

• Best of Show,  "Figures & Faces" (International Juried Art Exhibition), Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, CA, 2009.

• Special Recognition, 11th Annual Faces International Juried Online Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, NE, 2009.

• First Place, "The Color of Money" (National Juried Art Exhibition), Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, VA, 2008.

• Special Mention, "Simply Red", (International Juried Art  Exhibition), Ciel Gallery, NC, 2008.

• Finalist, Midwest Region Collegiate Scholarship Competition, IL, 2008.

• First Place (Professional Group), 49th Annual Boone County Arts Show, MO, 2008.

• First Place/Mary R. Koch Memorial Award, National Small Oil Painting Exhibition, The Wichita Center for the Arts, KS, 2008.

• Publication Award, 2nd Annual Master Pieces Exhibition (International Exhibition of Works by New Masters), Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, OH, 2008.

• Attorney at Law Cash Award / Ampersand Award, 40th Annual Visual Arts Exhibition (National Exhibition), TX, 2008.

• Dorothy L. Rollins Memorial Scholarship in Painting/Drawing, University of Missouri-Columbia, MO, 2008.

• Best of Show, 15th Annual Women in the Arts (Exhibition Featuring Women Artists from Missouri), MO, 2008.

• Second Place, Intercollegiate Showcase (Exhibition featuring Students Artists from Missouri Colleges), MO, 2006.

•  First Place (Professional Group), 46th Annual Boone County Arts Show, MO, 2005.



• Seminole State College of Florida Fine Arts Gallery,FL, Sep., 2013 (upcomming)

• Pearl Conard Gallery, Ohio State University, OH, Jan., 2011. (Two Person Exhibition) 

• Cambridge Public Library, MA, USA, Apr., 2010

• Gallery 239, Chadron State College, NE, Mar., 2010.

• "Glorious Life", Robert F. De Caprio Art Gallery, Moraine Valley Community College, IL, Feb., 2010.  

• University City Public Library, St louis, MO, Dec., 2009.

• "The New Face of China" Orr Street Studios Main Gallery, Columbia, MO, Apr., 2009.

• "Old Media, New Ideas", Lillian Davis Hogan Gallery, Saint Mary's University, MN, Feb., 2009. (Two Person Exhibition)

• MSA/GPC Craft Studio Gallery, University of Missouri-Columbia, MO, Oct., 2008.

• "Glorious Life", Gardner Library, Kansas City, KS, July, 2008.



• "Joy of Life", Galatea Fine Arts Gallery, Boston, MA, May, 2013.

• 4th National Figurative Drawing and Painting Exhibition, Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, PA, Nov. 2012.

• "Mum's the Word-Mother, Flowers & Secrets", Mills Pond House Gallery, NY, Oct. 2012.

• Inaugural Armstrong National 2-D Competition Exhibition, University Gallery, Armstrong Atlantic State University, GA, Jan., 2012.

• "Being Human" (National Juried Exhibit), Union Street Gallery, IL, Sep., 2011.

• PINNACLE National Juried Art Competition, Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery, Florida A&M University, FL, Aug., 2011.

• "Sinners, Saints, and Censorship" (A Quills Art & Poetry Exhibition), Cambridge, MA, July, 2010.

• Chowan University’s National Juried Exhibition, NC, Feb., 2010.

• The Annual Small Works Invitational Exhibition, Elon University, NC, Jan., 2010.

• "Red" (National Juried Exhibition), Gallery 180, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago, IL, Sept., 2009.

• "The Way We Are", NXNW's flag ship exhibition, A Museum of Now, Manchester, England, UK. July, 2009.

• Westmoreland Art Nationals, Westmoreland County Community College, PA, May., 2009.

• "Transaction Analysis", Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, MD, Mar., 2009.

• "Urban Experience”, Sanlun Yishu, Beijing, China. 2009.

• "Arts in Harmony", 14th Annual National Juried Art Show, Arts Alliance of Elk River, MN, Mar., 2009.

• "Ready, Set, Go!" (Six Person Exhibition), South Seattle Community College Art Gallery, WA, July, 2008.

• "Reforming Us: Immigration Through Art", Loyola University, Chicago, IL, June, 2008.



•  Presenter, “Preconception in Portraiture”, Fine Arts Department, Buffalo State College, NY, Oct. 10, 2012.

•  Presenter, "Distortions of Portraiture", The National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations Annual Conference, Boston, MA, April 11-14, 2012.
•  Presenter,
"The New Interpretation of Contemporary Chinese Marriage Photography", The National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations Annual Conference, St. Louis, Mar. 31 - April 3, 2010.
•  Presenter,
"The New Face of China" Orr Street Studios Main Gallery, MO, Mar., 31, 2009.

•  Presenter, "Identification Guide of The Chinese New Bourgeoisie" 25th Research and Creative Activities Forum, University of Missouri-Columbia, Mar., 8, 2008.


BIBLIOGRAPHY (selected) 

•  Li, Qiang. From Huangpu River to Charles River – New Generation Artist Ming Zhou's Talk: The Creation of Arts, US China Press, MA, USA (03/12/2012) Reprinted by (03/19/2012)

•  Yao, Zhihua. To Surpass the Distinction; To Understand in the Widest Sense, Painting and Calligraphy Arts, China,  July, 20, 2011. 

•  Lynch, Jessica L. This is "A Glorious Life", The Glacier, Palos Hills, IL, Feb., 19, 2010.

•  Zuo, Yingxue. Glouious Life - Ming Zhou's Solo Exhibit, St. Louis Chinese American News, Dec., 10, 2009.

•  Juhl, Mary. Orr Street Studios Welcomes New Artist to Main Gallery, Columbia Missourian, Columbia, MO, April, 9, 2009.

•  Howald, Lindsey. Ming Zhou paints the "new face of China", Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, MO April, 3, 2009.

•  Turturro, Valeria. Chinese Painter's Work Addresses Middle Class, Columbia Missourian, Columbia, MO, Oct., 27, 2008.

•  Vanderlip, Marcia. A Weekly Peek at an Emerging Artist - Ming Zhou, Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, MO, Jan., 29, 2006. 

•  Bonafede, Adrianne. Two artists are sprucing up MU's Rec Center with a "Jurassic Park" inspired mural, The Kansas City Star, KS, July, 29, 2005.


•  "Glorious Life" United Professionals New York Press, USA (08/2012) (ISBN: 978-0-9793389-6-0)

•  "Manifest" (v29- Master Pieces 2008), Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, OH, USA (2008) P/45-47

•  "Old Beggar", Readers Herald, Shanghai, China(11/01/2002)(CN31-0037)( 1 Illustration)

•  Collection of Precious Contemporary Chinese Contemporary Painting & Calligraphy (volume II), China International Press, Hong Kong, China, (04/01/2002)(ISBN: 9628381644) P/23



•  MU Excels, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2009.

•  Freeman Foundation Asian Artists' Fellowship, 2008-2009.

•  Full Tuition Scholarship and Research Assistantship, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2005-2008.

•  Dorothy L. Rollins Memorial Scholarship, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2008.

•  4th Faculty Excellence Award, granted by Tongji University, Shanghai, PRC, 2003



• Curator of Chinese Culture Exhibition, Columbia, MO, 2006.

• Design Director of showcase of Chinese dance & music, Columbia, MO, 2006.

• Mural painting in Pickard Hall of University of Missouri-Columbia, MO, 2005.

• Mural painting in McKee Gym of University of Missouri-Columbia, MO, 2005.

• Greeting Card Design. Hallmark Company China Branch, Shanghai, China, 2001.



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