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Artist Wujian Wang's Self-Portrait

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. 

王武剑 (1996年出生于陕西西安) 是一位旅居美国曼哈顿与布鲁克林的中国视觉艺术家,摄影师,声音设计师,数字艺术教师。他善于用独到而具有创造性的眼光捕捉生活中有意识和无意识时刻,并通过富含戏剧性的多样的艺术作品唤起人们关于这些正在发生的事件的共鸣和深刻思考。

 

王武剑在美国荣获多项荣誉,其中包括美国艺术家职业网ArtJobs.com 2月份最佳艺术家 “Artist of the Month”,ARTS THREAD 最终候选名单,美国马里兰州零售商奖学金,美国马里兰艺术学院实习奖学金与优秀国际学生奖学金,哥伦布艺术与设计学院院长嘉奖名单与中国国家学院一等奖学金。 他的作品在美国和中国的十多个群展中展出,包括为美国哈佛大学中国媒体实验室 “数字洛阳”大型交互游戏的声效设计,清华大学国际艺术与设计毕业展,上海1862剧院的拾遗展览,美国马里兰州巴尔的摩市宾夕法尼亚车站的 LED 数字广告牌摄影展、美国马里兰州陶森大学的 Asian North 2020 展览、约翰霍普金斯大学-马里兰艺术学院线上学生电影节,中国北京异地登陆 全球毕业生作品展,哥伦布艺术与设计学院 拜尔斯画廊的个展 “突破隔阂” 以及俄亥俄州哥伦布市 肖恩·克里斯托弗画廊的青年艺术家 7 群展。

 

当他下班时,您可能会发现他在健身房训练,烹饪正宗的亚洲美食或漫游世界各地迷人的大自然。

 

Artist Statement​/艺术家陈述

 

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. I apply my vision of painting to photography, animation and video art, incorporating oil-like tones, cinematic compositions, poetic sound design and whimsical plots. In my photography, women and nature are the main sources of inspiration. They are elegant, sensitive, mysterious, and at the same time strong, loving and vigorous.

Technology blinds us with overwhelming constant images and news. Global Pandemic isolate individuals and challenges the traditional social methods. 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 my surroundings people and still life. Exploring & animating conscious and unconscious still life help me create friendship bounds with my surroundings and decipher hidden feelings. By doing so, I evoke people’s intimate and genuine emotions such as true happy, lost, gloomy, shy, or vulnerable. 

我是一个视觉和概念艺术家,打破人与人之间的隔阂,帮助迷失在喧嚣中的人们回忆并挖掘曾经对真实亲密真切的感受,卸下外在伪装。在我的影像与绘画作品中,我唤起人们对于日常生活中那些幽默、感性和自发表演的有意识和无意识的时刻回忆,并展示人们的身体与心灵是多么的美丽与强大。我的作品也使观者摆脱传统的思维桎梏,多角度思考每时每刻发生在我们身边的事。我将自己的绘画视野运用到摄影,动画和视频艺术中,将油画般的色调、电影般的构图、诗意的声音设计和异想天开的情节融入其中。在我的摄影作品中,女性与自然是主要的创作灵感来源。她们优雅、敏感、神秘、又同时刚柔并济充满力量、爱与生命力。

 

科技凭借压倒性的持续图像与新闻推送蒙蔽了人们的双眼。全球新冠大流行孤立着每一个人并挑战着传统的社会运行方法与准则。因此,人们渐渐无法与他人无论是会面还是情感上建立联系。一些人则选择更深的淹埋那个真实的自我,并在人与人之间建立了密不透风的界限。在美国的留学生活与文化冲击强化了我对孤立感和各种隔阂的认识。初到美国,由于归属感与深层交流的缺失,我开始深入关注我周围的人与物。探索并制作动画与影像作品有助于我与周遭事物建立多样的联系,突破界限并破译隐藏在内心深处的感受。通过我的作品,我也同时唤起了人们亲密而真实的情感,例如真正的快乐、迷失、或者脆弱。

Education

                              

         

2023-2025       

MAT in Art Education, School of Visual Arts

2023-2024    

MetPLC Professional Learning Community, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, NY

 

2019-2021       

MFA in Photography, "Photographic and Electronic Media", Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

                             

2019               

BFA in Fine Arts  Minor in Photography, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH 

                                
2014-2016       

BFA in Studio Arts; Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts, China                                                                           

​Selected Awards  

2022

Artist of the Month February 2022, ARTJOBS.COM, USA                                                  

2021

Merit International Student Scholarship Grant, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD 

2020

MICA Internship Fellowship-Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD 

                                                 

2019

Merit International Student Scholarship Grant, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD 

                        

2016-2018

President's List, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH             

Merit International Student Scholarship Grant, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH 

                    

2016

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

Selected Exhibitions

2024

2023

2022              

2021               

  • Winter Art Exhibition, M.S.131 Dr.Sun Yat Sen Middle School, Manhattan, NY

  • 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

  • The Global Design Graduate Show 2021 in collaboration with Gucci 

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

  •   Sound Design for Digital Luoyang, Harvard University Chinese Media Lab, Boston, Massachusetts 

  •   Summer Camp Showcase, Appel Farm Arts & Music Center, Elmer, NJ

  •   Remedy 拾遗,  1862 Theater 时尚艺术中心, Shanghai, China

  •   MICA GRADSHOW2021,  Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD   

                                         

2020                

  • LED Baltimore Billboard (52 feet),  Baltimore Pennsylvania Station, Baltimore, MD

  • Asia North 2020 Exhibition,  Towson University, Baltimore, MD                                                                                                                                                                                          

2019               

  • Breaking Barriers, Byers Gallery, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH                                     

2018

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

  • Participated in White Album-Ohio State Univerisity Wexner Center, Columbus, OH                                                                                                                 

2017                

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

  • Young Artist 7 group show, Sean Christopher Gallery, Columbus, OH                              

  • In Need of Audience, Beaton Gallery, Columbus, OH 

                                                                                      

2016

  • Winter Sketching Exhibition, Hongmei Gallery, Xi'an, China                                                                                                                                       

2015

  • Summer Sketching Exhibition, Hongmei Gallery, Xi'an, China

Exhibition Curated     

   

                       

2022

  • WUJIANWANG FINE ART SOLO EXHIBITION, WWJ Gallery

 

2017

  • In Need of Audience, Beaton Gallery, Columbus, OH                                                                                                                        ​

2016

  • Best of XAFA Students  Group Chroma Exhibition, Hongmei Gallery, Xi'an, China

 

Working Experience

2024 April         

  • Visiting Artist and guest speaker, Transfiguration Elementary School, Manhattan, NY

2023-2024          

  • MetPLC Member at Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, NY

 

2022-Present     

  • College Level Art & Academic Writing Courses Private Tutor, Manhattan, NY

 

2021-Present     

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

 

2022-Present   

  • Up & Up Education, Art Director, Brooklyn, NY

 

2021

  • Fusion Education, Fine Art Instructor (Drawing & Painting), Brooklyn, NY

  • Appel Farm Arts & Music Center, Head of Art & Technology, Elmer, NJ

2020

  • Harvard University Chinese Art Media Lab Internship, Sound Designer, Boston, Massachusetts  

  • National Aquarium Visual Production Summer Internship, Archivist, Baltimore, MD                                 

  • Graduate Teaching Internship "Art of China"  with Sonja Kelley, Baltimore, MD

  • Graduate Teaching Internship "Contemporary Asia Thru Postmodernism"  with Mina Cheon, Baltimore, MD   

  • Graduate Teaching Internship "History of Film"  with David Sterritt, Baltimore, MD

  • Graduate Teaching Internship "Keystroke/Brushstroke"  with Gina Palacios, Baltimore, MD

                                                      

2019-2020

  • Graduate Program Assistant at Maryland Institute College of Art Exhibition Department, Baltimore, MD    

  • Graduate Teaching Internship "Black & White Film Photography I" at MICA with Kottie Gaydos, Baltimore, MD 

2016-2019       

  • Sculpture & Jewelry Lab Monitor at Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH                                                              

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