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Bio

Wujian Wang (b. Xi’an, China 1996) is a digital art educator, sound designer, photographer, and visual artist who captures the conscious and unconscious moments that are tragic, profound, and ongoing events related to evoke resonance and deep thinking.

 

His artwork has been exhibited in over ten group shows in the United States and China, including sound design for Harvard University Chinese Media Lab’s project, Digital Luoyang, the Remedy 拾遗exhibition in 1862 Theater in Shanghai, MICA GRADSHOW2021 in Maryland Institute College of Art, LED Baltimore Billboard Show at Baltimore Pennsylvania station, Asian North 2020 Exhibition in Towson University, Solo Exhibition Breaking Barriers in Byers Gallery in Columbus College of Art & Design, and Young Artist 7 group show in Sean Christopher Gallery, Columbus, Ohio.

 

When he is off work, you will probably find him training in the gym, cooking authentic Asian food or traveling to charming nature worldwide. 

 

Artist Statement

 

I am a visual and conceptual artist who breaks barriers among people and helps the lost recall intimate feelings and walk out of their interior camouflage. In my photography, I recall the conscious and unconscious moments in daily life that are humorous, sensual, and spontaneously performed, and I show people how beautiful and powerful their bodies can be and free them from conventional social rules. My artwork focuses on conveying emotions and unearthing intimate feelings. 

Technology blinds us with overwhelming constant images and news. Because of this people start to fail to connect physically and emotionally. Others hide deeply and build firm boundaries between each other. Studying abroad without having any Chinese family members in the U.S. increases my sense of isolation and awareness of barriers. Since friendships here have been difficult to build, there has been an increase in people connecting in my response. The result is to begin paying deep attention to eye contact, body language, and expressions. Exploring conscious and unconscious gestures enables me to analyze expressions of body language and decipher hidden feelings. By documenting these behaviors, I evoke people’s intimate and genuinely such as gloomy, shy, or vulnerable. 

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Education

                              

         

2019-2021       MFA in Photography, "Photographic and Electronic Media", Maryland Institute College of Art                             

2019                BFA in Fine Arts  Minor in Photography, Columbus College of Art & Design                                  
2014-2016       BFA in Studio Arts; Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts, China                                                                           

​Selected Awards  

     

2020                MICA Internship Fellowship-Maryland Institute College of Art                                                   

2019                Merit International Student Scholarship Grant, Maryland Institute College of Art 

                        

2016-2018       President's List, Columbus College of Art & Design                                                                   

2016-2018       Merit International Student Scholarship Grant, Columbus College of Art & Design                      

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2016                China National Best College Student Merit Scholarship, Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts                   

Selected Exhibitions

 

2021                ICADE 2021 TSINGHUA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ART & DESIGN EDUCATION 清                         华国际艺术与教育大会, ASK: OUR DIVERSE WORLD 想多样的世界提问, TSINGHUA                                   UNIVERSITY 清华大学, GRADUATION EXHIBITION OF INTERNATIONAL ART & DESIGN                                 INSTITUTES 国际艺术与设计院校优秀毕业作品展览

2021                The Global Design Graduate Show 2021 in collaboration with Gucci 

2021                Remote Landing Global Graduation Show 异地登陆全球艺术院校毕业作品展 

2021                Sound Design for Digital Luoyang, Harvard University Chinese Media Lab 

2021                Summer Camp Showcase, Appel Farm Arts & Music Center

 

2021                Remedy 拾遗,  1862 Theater 时尚艺术中心

2021                MICA GRADSHOW2021,  Maryland Institute College of Art   

                                         

2020                LED Baltimore Billboard (52 feet),  Baltimore Pennsylvania Station                                             

                                                               

2020                Asia North 2020 Exhibition,  Towson University                                                                                                                                                                                          

2019                Breaking Barriers, Byers Gallery, Columbus College of Art & Design                                           

2018                Best of CCAD  Students Chroma Group Show Columbus College of Art & Design                     

2018               Participated in White Album-Ohio State Univerisity Wexner Center                                                                                                                 

2017                Best of CCAD  Students Chroma Group Show, Columbus College of Art & Design                   

        

2017                Young Artist 7 group show, Sean Christopher Gallery                                                                 

                  

2017                In Need of Audience, Beaton Gallery                                                                                        

2016                Winter Sketching Exhibition, Hongmei Gallery                                                                           

                                                               

2015                Summer Sketching Exhibition, Hongmei Gallery                                                                         

Exhibition Curated     

   

                       

2017                In Need of Audience, Beaton Gallery                                                                                                                        

2016                Best of XAFA Students  Group Chroma Exhibition, Hongmei Gallery

 

Working Experience

2021                 M.S.131 Dr. Sun Yat Sen Middle School, Full-Time Digital Art Teacher

 

2021                Fusion Education, Fine Art Instructor (Drawing & Painting),

 

2021                Appel Farm Arts & Music Center, Head of Art & Technology

2020                Harvard University Chinese Art Media Lab Internship, Sound Designer 

                                                             

2020                National Aquarium Visual Production Summer Internship, Archivist                                                                    

2020                Graduate Teaching Internship "Art of China"  with Sonja Kelley.                                                                            

2020                Graduate Teaching Internship "Contemporary Asia Thru Postmodernism"  with Mina Cheon.         

2020                Graduate Teaching Internship "History of Film"  with David Sterritt.                                                                      

2020                Graduate Teaching Internship "Keystroke/Brushstroke"  with Gina Palacios.                                                      

2019-2020       Graduate Program Assistant at Maryland Institute College of Art Exhibition Department    

2019                Graduate Teaching Internship "Black & White Film Photography I" at MICA with Kottie Gaydos. 

2016-2019       Sculpture & Jewelry Lab Monitor at Columbus College of Art & Design                                                              

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