Born 1991 Ürümqi, China. Francis Jian Zhang is a Chinese-born photo-based visual artist currently based in Toronto, Ontario. He holds a BFA from OCAD University, Photography major under the Faculty of Fine Arts. He views his art practice as self-expression, exploring the themes of relationships, psychology, and transformation. As a trained photographer he often begins his projects with photography and incorporates with other materials and mediums in order to visualize his concepts.