About

hello,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm Yuqing Zhu,

a.k.a. Q,

26 years old,

based in Chicago,

training to become a neuroscientist

and practicing at being an artist.

come to you from Southern Mongolia

and Chinatowns across America.

Contact

Q.makes.art@gmail.com

 

 

I am open for commissions!

I am most happy doing portraits (of you or me) with surreal and cultural components, especially (but not exclusively) if your heritages overlap with mine.

I price commissions by the hour. I offer discounts for trans/gnc folks, BIPOC, and on projects that are personally aligned.

 

Example commissioned works:

family portrait: x

diptych of myself: x

album cover: x

Please reach out and let's create something gorgeous together!

Shop

INPRNT shop

Please contact me about original artwork.

Instagram

@papriqa_

just add paprika

Current Shows

Solo installation

[THE PERSONAL MYTH]

[個人神話] [хувийн домог]

Harold Washington Library

400 S State St, Chicago, IL

May 1 - June 31, 2021

Virtual Shows

SLAYSIAN

Group show of Midwestern Asian artists

DECAHEDRON

Group show in celebration of a decade of Artists on the Lam.

Past Shows

QUEER & TRANS ARTIST SHOWCASE

Experimental Station

May 19, 2018

 

POP-UP SHOW: ZION RODMAN & YUQING ZHU

Dearborn Denim in Hyde Park

April 7, 2018

Press

UChicago News profile of my artwork

 

Science and Feelings Podcast: "The Hotel with Infinite Rooms"

 

Neocha Magazine: "Searching for the Self"