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 was 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, reconciles the tension between the instability and balance. Beyond visual culture, Wu has synesthetic response to the world. The immediate surroundings, the complexity of lived experiences lies the heart of her practice. In the myths of pleasure, Wu wishes to paint surpassing her imaginations, the composition hovers on the edge of the abstraction and figuration that is absorbing in an open dimension. 



2022  What's In Your Sketchbook, She/They Gallery, Santa Ana, CA.

2022  Voices of Silence, Be An Culture, International, Online.

2022  Helen Seydel Memorial Scholarship (ACA)

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  Honor Awards, Savannah College of Art and Design.

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, GA.

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.