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Chien-yi Wu 

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Born in Taichung, Taiwan, Wu Chien-Yi specialises in collage art and mixed media installations. She received her M.F.A degree from the Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts in Tainan National University of the Arts. Known as the winner of 2012 The Arising Artist Award of New Taipei City for her ‘5100 Mini Store Project’, Chien-Yi is also on the finalist of  ‘The 13th Taoyuan Contemporary Art Award’ in 2015, the reputable ‘Taipei Arts Awards’ in 2011 as well as 2010 Kaohsiung Awards. She has also been invited to exhibit in numerous exhibitions, among which are the 2014 MT Expo and the 2012 Taiwan Biennial, and her artworks have been collected by The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts and Cultural Affairs Department of New Taipei City Government. 

 

Wu Chien-Yi’s art is the after product of various approaches regarding keen observations and experiments. Having paper tape as the medium of expression, Chien-Yi reintroduces the familiar objects around us in a new light. The artist recaptures the consumption-driven economy and the soaring growth of e-commerce today to reveal a truthful insight of our era through her seemingly unfocused collage art. In 2015, Chien-Yi held her solo exhibition ‘Window View Series’ at Taichung City Seaport Art Centre and partook in ‘Residential Memory: Wen Meng-Yu and Wu Chien-Yi Duo Exhibition’ by Telling Arts. She is recently awarded the top prize in ‘2015 Exhibition of The Newly Emerging Artists in Taiwan’ held by Taichung City Seaport Art Centre for her Window View Series, inspired by the old window patterns in Taiwan. The series is now part of Seaport Art Centre collection. Her innovative approach continues to bring forth the distance between a truer reality and the world we are in.