Hongnian Zhang

Shanghai Barista
oil on canvas
30 x 20 in
"I encountered this young woman in a Shanghai coffeeshop. I could see she was not originally from the city, but instead had immigrated from a rural, mountain region. This could never have happened when I was young and living in China. She would have needed a “license” to move to the city. Instead, the economic reforms opened doors for her." - Hongnian Zhang