Zen Du received her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, her BFA from Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, and her Bachelor of Linguistics from Voronezh State University, Russia. Zen’s work emerges from her interest in rewriting the narrative of passive cultural consumerism. In her visual creative practice, she utilizes irony to undermine the existing causal processes, and abstraction to strip off iconic elements of consumer culture from its fabricated value by assigning it a new unequivocal beauty. Zen has exhibited her work in Florida, North Carolina, and California. Her work is in public collections in Maine and California and has been featured in Studio Visit Magazine, among other local and web