Di Wang

http://diwangstudio.com
Artist Bio

Di Wang is a Seattle-based visual artist. Her work was exhibited in Inundated, Alice, Wake Up, and Four Inch From Wall at 25 East Gallery in New York. She also participated in the exhibition Redirection at Tree Art Museum in Beijing. A nominee for the 2020 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, Wang received her M.A. in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of Wisconsin Madison and a B.A. in Malay Literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University. She worked as a teacher in Jing Mei Elementary School and Northwest Chinese School in Seattle.

BREATH

Glass/Denim Fabric
2019

EMPTY

Clay
2020

SHELL

Orange peel, thread
2020

SEED

Peanut, organza
2020

COCOON

Paper, bamboo
2021

Artist Statement

Di is an interdisciplinary artist from China and her practice explores questions about mental health, body and home. These questions touch various psychological diseases and childhood traumas that insinuate systemic oppression. In the process of making art, she pays attention to emotion, vulnerability and subconscious. Illusion and memory are sources of her creativity. Her previous working experience in k-5 education and the art therapy projects conducted in elementary school are intertwined into her artworks. She also uses strategies that encompass theater, humor, and interview acquired from her graduate study in Indonesian literature and drama.