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Fay Ku
updated: 03/13/2012
website: www.fayku.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Burden Lightens Piecemeal
See What You Do
Surface Tension IX: Isolated Incidents
Drown
Look Ahead
See What You Do II
Are We Having Fun Yet?
Untitled
The Collection
Rain Or Shine
Aspire
Touch
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  figurative, psychological, violence, illustration, childhood, narrative, surreal, fantasy, feminist, identity
 
 
Burden Lightens Piecemeal by Fay Ku
Burden Lightens Piecemeal
Graphite, watercolor, ink on paper
2008
50" x  68" 
See What You Do by Fay Ku
See What You Do
Graphite, watercolor on paper
2008
50" x  71" 
Surface Tension IX: Isolated Incidents by Fay Ku
Surface Tension IX: Isolated Incidents
Graphite, watercolor, ink, collage, glue on gray paper
2007
38" x  50" 
Drown by Fay Ku
Drown
Graphite, watercolor, ink on paper
2007
50" x  38" 
Look Ahead by Fay Ku
Look Ahead
Graphite, watercolor, ink, acrylic on cream paper
2009
50" x  32" 
See What You Do II by Fay Ku
See What You Do II
Graphite, watercolor, ink on paper
2009
50" x  31" 
Are We Having Fun Yet? by Fay Ku
Are We Having Fun Yet?
Graphite, Watercolor, ink on paper
2011
27.5" x  39" 
Untitled by Fay Ku
Untitled
Mix media on ivory paper
2012
27.5 x 39" x  39" 
The Collection by Fay Ku
The Collection
Mix media on ivory paper
2012
27.5" x  39" 
Rain Or Shine by Fay Ku
Rain Or Shine
Mix media on ivory paper
2012
27.5 " x  39" 
Aspire by Fay Ku
Aspire
Graphite, watercolor and ink on ivory paper
2011
27.5" x  39" 
Touch by Fay Ku
Touch
Graphite on ivory paper
2012
27.5" x  39" 

Artist Statement
The foundation of my work is rooted in my experiences growing up in two distinct cultures. As a child, both the Chinese culture represented by my immigrant parents and the American one outside the home were equally mystifying.  To travel between these two cultures mean not only switching between two sets of social rules or even two languages, but also two distinct worldviews.

As an adult, I expand my knowledge of the world by exploring different cultures and other fields of knowledge. In short, I learn different worldviews. What I try to do in my work is make these concepts visible.

Artist Bio / CV

EDUCATION
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
M.F.A. Studio Art & M.S. Art History, 2006

Bennington College, Bennington, VT
Dual B.A. Visual Arts and Literature, 1996

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012012
ARE WE HAVING FUN YET? Central Utah Art Center, Ephraim, UT
2011
HALF BREEDS, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles
2010
FACE ALL EYES, EYES ALL HANDS, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
2009
NEW/NOW: FAY KU
New Britain Museum of American Art
2008
FAY KU: A SURVEY OF WORKS, 2004-2008
Kips Gallery, New York
DEVIANCE, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles
2007
SURFACE TENSION, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
2005
HERE BE MONSTERS, A.I.R. Gallery, New York
NY LIFE BOAT, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY
2003
WHERE I HUNT, Lumi Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011
PRESSING IDEAS, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
MOVE, Galerie L MD, Paris, France
2010
ANIMAL INSTINCT, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Shebogyan, WI
GOING GREEN, Taipei Cultural Center, New York and Taipei, Taiwan
2009
NEW YORK GROUP SHOW, L MD Galerie, Paris
OTHER,OTHER: HIGH VISIBILITY, Bronx Council for the Arts
2008
ALL'S FAIR IN ART AND WAR: ENVISIONING CONFLICT,
21C Museum & International Contemporary Art Foundation, Louisville, KY
FOUR ARTISTS, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York
TROUBLED WATERS, Parker’s Box, Brooklyn, NY
2006
NEXT/NEXT VISUAL ARTS, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
PINK KID GLOVES, Chashama Gallery, New York
LITTLE MONSTERS, AG Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
BEARINGS, PS 122, New York
Endless International Gallery Shanghai