December 7, 2023 – February 8, 2024
Opening Reception Thursday, December 7th 6:00-8:00pm (Artist talk 7:00pm)
Ivy Wu was granted the Honor Award Scholarship by Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) to study in her graduate school, receiving a Master of Fine Arts in painting. Her artworks were featured in The Museum of Contemporary Art, Georgia (MOCA GA), Asian Pacific Heritage Exhibition in Coca-Cola's headquarter and other exhibitions. She is the winner of 39th SCAD Sidewalk Art Festival, reported in Whitewall Art Magazine, featured as a passionate contemporary artist on Visionary Artistry Magazine, featured artist in VoyageATL Magazine, etc. Her paintings have been collected in private, cooperate and public collections in North America, Asia and Europe. Wu is a signature member of National Association of Women Artists (NAWA). She is an Assistant Professor of Art, teaching in the Kennesaw State University's College of the Arts, living and creating in Atlanta, Georgia.
Wu embraces vivacious brushstrokes in her abstract gestural work, which vibrate with explosive colors and sense of lines. Channeling her creative energy onto large-scaled surfaces, she paints and smudges rapidly in an intuitive way. She finds a range of inspirations in nature and personal narrative. Beyond visual culture, the immediate surroundings, and the complexity of lived experiences, lies the heart of her practice. Inspired by Taoism, specifically the concept of Chi, Wu paints the movement of vapor, air and energy in the environments in her work. She paints herself as a silhouette figure as part of the obscure abstraction. She lives in her work. That is her synesthetic response to the chaotic but unified world. In the myths of pleasure, the composition hovers on the edge of the abstraction and figuration in an open dimension.