Yixuan Wu is a visual artist. She draws from ungraspable yet familiar everyday situations, and reconstructs and reconfigures vignettes of domesticities into substructures. Her sculptural arrangements address the subtle gestures that endow objects with sensual qualities, incongruous systems, and uncanniness. Embedding personal narratives into multiple cultural sources, Yixuan’s practice investigates fragmented recollections through layered intricacies.
Wu's work has been showcased at venues including the Yeh Art Gallery at St. John's University, Chashama, Lenfest Center for the Arts, and CICA Museum. Wu received a M.F.A. in visual arts at Columbia University in 2022 and a B.F.A. in photography at Rhode Island School of Design in 2019.
At MacDowell, Wu worked a series of five large-scale silk paintings, where she delved into the interplay between her sculptural practice and paintings.