Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – multimedia installation

Yixuan Wu

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – multimedia installation
Region: Forest Hills, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2024

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.



Yixuan Wu worked in the Cheney studio.

Cheney Studio was given to MacDowell by Mrs. Benjamin P. Cheney and Mrs. Karl Kauffman. Like Barnard Studio, Cheney is a low, broadly massed bungalow. Sited on a steep westward slope, its porches are supported on wooden posts and fieldstone with lattices. Although it still retains its appealing character, the original design of the shingled building…

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