Wanxin Zhang spent his formative childhood years under Mao's regime during the 1960's in China. Zhang is an award-winning sculptor who has over 25 years of teaching experience in both China and the United States. In 2010, the exhibition "Wanxin Zhang: A Ten Year Survey" opened at ASU Art Museum, and traveled to Idaho, Florida, Washington, Montana, and California. Zhang also exhibited in the 22nd UBC Sculpture Biennial in Japan in 2007, the Taipei Ceramics Biennial in Taiwan in 2008, and the International Sculpture Biennial in China in 2013. Zhang's current research interests include multicultural influences, politics, and globalization.