Artist Michael Zhu

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Michael Meng Zhu  was born and raised in Shanghai China and now lives in Marietta, GA. His interest in art developed at his young age, strongly influenced by his uncle, Shiji Zhu, a well-know professional painter and art educator in Shanghai.  Michael graduated from Shanghai Tongji University, one of top ranked university in China, in 1982. Soon he was hired and  taught both classes of fine art and  design in Shanghai Jiaotong University for nine years. Michael was invited to teach at design studios as visiting professor by Nottingham Trent University in 1991-1992. He move to United States in 1993 to study for MFA degree at Savanna College of Art and Design. After graduated from SCAD, he was hired as senior designer worked in few big architectural design firms in Atlanta for several years. In 2004, Michael and Chris Powers incorporated Max Wave Media Inc, an architecture 3D visualization company to provide 3D animations and renderings nationwide since then. Meanwhile, he has remained active in local art communities. He approaches his artwork as much as he does his architecture, striving to create art and design that is both beautiful and simple by identifying and emphasizing the key elements, principles and styles of fine art. Michael Zhu is the president of Southern Society of Chinese Artists, and member of Oil Painters of America and Portrait Society of America.

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