Chi Zhang

Position: Teacher
Telephone: +44 (0)131 662 2180

Chi Zhang, an Edinburgh based Chinese Calligraphy / Brush Painting artist, has been teaching in the institute since early 2008. Chi graduated with a MSC degree in Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in 2006.

Chi has been shortlisted of ‘Sky Art Landscape Artist of the year 2015’. His Chinese calligraphy has been projected onto Edinburgh Castle during the 2015 Edinburgh Military Tattoo and his Chinese landscape paintings have been exhibited in the Scottish National Gallery Academy Building in 2012 and 2013.

With growing interest in China and the art forms of China, Chi has taken part in numerous culture events with the institute; he delivers workshops, live performances of Chinese calligraphy and public demonstrations. He performed in the Edinburgh’s Scottish Story Telling Centre in 2008 and later in the National Museum of Scotland in 2009. Chi also provided calligraphy frontispiece for all the translated poems in ‘Selected Poems by Robert Burns in Chinese Translation’, which was published by the Edinburgh University Press in 2010.

His artwork has also been featured in the media, including China Daily, China News Channel, China Radio International and the Beijing Evening News.

Through his weekly classes for beginners and improvers and occasional workshops at the Confucius Institute, Chi Zhang reveals the art and ethos of calligraphy and brush painting to a wide audience.

To find out more about calligraphy please visit Chi Zhang ‘s blog here.