• The Wanda D. Ewing Gallery (map)
  • 2221 North 24th Street
  • Omaha, Nebraska 68111

The Union is pleased to host an exhibition of new work created by Omaha-based artist, Ying Zhu. Join us on Friday, January 17th from 6pm to 9pm for the opening reception of Ms. Zhu’s exhibition, Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining.

The Union’s gallery space is located at 2221 North 24th Street (on the corner of North 24th and Grant Streets), in the historic Jewell Building. Free parking is available in the lot to the south of the building.

This exhibition will run through February 7th, and gallery hours are currently by appointment. To schedule a visit, or for more information, please contact us at info@u-ca.org. The opening reception and exhibition are open to the public and free to attend.



Ying Zhu was born in the midwest region of China. As a young adult she chased a big city dream to Beijing—but it somehow led her to Omaha, Nebraska. Now she embraces her midwestern-ness: she eats bloody steaks, raises chickens, and has added cowboy boots to her shoe collection.

Ying has been an Artist in Resident at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art and Vermont Studio Center. Her recent exhibitions include site-specific installations at Sun Valley Art Center, New Orleans Contemporary Art Center, and Kaleidoskop in Berlin. She has been selected to participate in the III Moscow International Biennale for Young Art in 2012. She recently finished a 1% for art public installation at Project Harmony. She is the recipient of 2013 NAC Distinguished Artist Grant. She is also the recipient of Best Emerging Artist and Best New Media Artist at the 2012 Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards.


At The Union, our exhibition program not only provides artists with an opportunity to share their work, but it is also part of the professional development support we offer to our arts community. Each artist exhibiting in our gallery receives the following support:
>> Professionally shot photographs of their work to help build their portfolio
>> A one-on-one critique of their work with an arts professional in our community
>> Assistance with developing an artist statement and talking points to help them better discuss their work

This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Nebraska Arts CouncilNebraska Cultural Endowment and the Omaha Economic Development Corporation. We are grateful for their continued support of the arts in our community.