Wednesday, March 23 @ 5 – 6:15pm
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Online at Zoom: go.wisc.edu/uw-art-talks
With an aptitude for problem solving and a sensitivity towards materials, Vivian Chiu utilizes continuous deconstruction and reconstruction to create optical sculptures and explore ideas of visibility and perception.
Chiu has attended residencies such as Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Sculpture Space, Haystack Mountain School, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center and the Center for Art in Wood. She was awarded a 2020 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Craft/Sculpture and will be a Distinguished Fellow at the Penland School of Crafts in 2022.
Chiu was born in Los Angeles and emigrated to Hong Kong at the age of three. Her interests in creating objects and the visual arts led her to attend the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA ’11 Furniture Design) and Columbia University (MFA ’19 Sculpture). Chiu is currently teaching in the Craft/Material Studies program at Virginia Commonwealth University. vivianchiudesigns.com