Ting Zhou is a multi-disciplinary designer/artist who specializes in graphic design, motion graphics, UI/UX design and photography. Originally from China, she graduated from the Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication in 2007 with a degree in art design. She received her MFA degree in visual communication design from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013, where she was awarded the SAIC New Artist Society Trustee Fellowship and the SAIC 2YR International graduate student scholarship.
As a multi-disciplinary designer/artist, she has been deeply engaged in the power of visual communication to impact our understanding of the world, and her design, animation and photography projects reflect the relationship between the culture identity, motherhood, feminisms and the digital realm.
She uses food to express her understanding of motherhood and feminism. She has been thinking and talking about the endless circle of life, death and rebirth through decayed fruits; what does a mother mean to a family and a child through her kids’ lunchboxes; how an immigrant family faces the cultural diversity and uncertainty of their identity. To her, food is not pure food anymore. It’s a unique manifesto that allows people to explore and display their identity and life status. These explorations help her engage more deeply with our complex relationship with food.
Her works have been presented at Gallery 456 in New York, the Irish Centre, Shanghai, Tsinghua University, Beijing, and Nunnery Gallery in London. Her scientific visualization works were published as a journal cover in Nanoscale and Particle.