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FEN HSU

Artist Statement 

and Curriculum Vitae

 

CONTACT AND SOCIAL MEDIA

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Instagram @artsywizz

Website artsywiz.com

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ArtsyWiz YouTube channel

 

STATEMENT


My artworks are inspired by my home in the Pacific Northwest including the Olympic Peninsula, and the landscapes of the Columbia Gorge and Eastern Washington. The dynamic forms and emotive colors in my paintings evoke the ecosystem of trees and the natural environment.

 

From my background as a civil engineer, I reflect on current ideas for environmental stewardship including natural storm drainage and evapotranspiration, ideas that relate also to climate change. I also enjoy juxtaposing technology and the deep human affinity for the wild in works that are both whimsical and philosophical.

BIOGRAPHY

I grew up in San Francisco, and studied at Lowell High School and U.C. Berkeley. I remember taking art classes taught by the abstract painter John DiPaolo at the De Young Museum art school. Art is endlessly fascinating for continuously reframing ideas, provoking thought and opening the heart.
 

EDUCATION

 

  • Oil Painting class in Maui, Hawaii

  • Bachelor of Science, Engineering, Studies in Art and Architecture, University of California, Berkeley

  • De Young Museum Art School, San Francisco, studied with the abstract painter, John DiPaolo

  • Fort Mason Art Center, San Francisco, Classes in Life Drawing and Painting

EXHIBITS

COMMUNITY AND CREATIVE WORK


2012, Seward Park Tree Ambassador leading tree walks

2010, Contributing writer to Momentum Magazine, a bicycle lifestyle magazine

2010, Fashion contributor to the Great City Fete Du Flaneur celebration event 

2010, Presenter at Blue Festival along with the Mangrove Action Project to raise awareness of the health of the oceans

2009, Presenter of up-cycled bicycle fashions at the Sustainable Ballard Festival

2006 to Present, Publisher and designer of books and games


PUBLICATIONS

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