Ivy Wu Visual Artist
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Ivy Wu is a Chinese American, a passionate contemporary painting artist. Born in Shanghai, China, Wu grew up in this fascinating eastern city, a melting pot of cultures and immigrated to United States in 2013. With the deep sense to express her vision by playing colors and lines, the center of her art is the joy in different manifestations, the beauty of existence. Wu is granted the Honor Award by Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) to study in her graduate school of M.F.A. painting. She is living in Atlanta, Georgia.
She embraces vivacious brushstrokes in a non-representational way, vibrating with explosive colors and sense of lines. With a spontaneous burst of energy, she is an artist mesmerized by colors, painting rapidly in an intuitive dance way. She brings an enormous range of inspirations to her work. Beyond visual culture, Wu has synaesthetic response to the world. The immediate surroundings, the complexity of lived experiences lies the heart of her practice. In the myths of pleasure, the composition hovers on the edge of the abstraction and figuration that is absorbing and beautiful.
2022 What's In Your Sketchbook, She/They Gallery, Santa Ana, CA.
2022 Voices of Silence, Be An Culture, Online
2022 Juried Exhibition, Spring Forward, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA.
2021 Fall Open Studio and Juried Exhibition, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA.
2021 A Slice of Life, Alpharetta Art Center, Alpharetta, GA.
2021 Art and Healing in the Time of the Pandemic, Fulton County Arts & Culture, GA, Online.
2020 Spirit Award, SCAD Sidewalk Art Festival, Online.
2020 Finalist, Gallery of Quarantine Work, Portrait Society of Atlanta, Online.
2020 Finalist, Juried Spring Exhibition, Portrait Society of Atlanta, Online.
2020 Figure Show, Alpharetta Art Center, Alpharetta, GA
2019 Southern Society of Artists Annual Exhibition, Abernathy Arts Center, Sandy Spring, GA
2019 Juried Fall Exhibition, Portrait Society of Atlanta, SFA Gallery, Cumming, GA.
2019 Selected as “Artist of the Month” in Fulton County Library System.
2019 Finalist, Summer Serendipity, Johns Creek Art Center, Johns Creek, GA
2019 Juried prize, Painting Duluth, Two Smith Art Gallery, Duluth, GA
2019 Finalist, Renewal, Atlanta Artist Center, Buckhead, GA
2019 Limelight, Grandview Gallery, Buckhead, GA
2018 Power Line, Atlanta Artist Center, Buckhead, GA
2018 Third prize, Out and About, Sewell Mill Culture Center, Marietta, GA
2018 Plein Air Exhibition, Lost Corner Preserve, Sandy Springs, GA