Artist bio: Yuna (Lei) Zhang is a fourth-year student in the Material Art & Design program at OCADU in Canada. She studied Industrial Exhibition Design and Administration program in China.
She created an online store during college. She makes Cosplay clothing and props customization incorporate her design while restoring cartoon characters.
In 2016, Zhang immigrated to Canada with her husband. She decided to go back to University. Zhang believes that jewellery art is one of the essential elements of fashion. Therefore, Zhang focuses on both textiles and jewellery. Also, She likes to study interdisciplinary art.
Her artworks showed at the 61st Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Canada’s leading contemporary exhibition. Her artwork is one of 8 finalists in the Fourth Annual Emerging Artist Design Competitionselected, which the CGA selects.
Presently, Zhang is experimenting with integrating textile technology into jewellery making and inheriting traditional skills into contemporary jewellery design.