Artist Chie Fueki will deliver a lecture as part of the Art Department’s Claflin Lecture Series on Monday, March 28, 5:00pm, in Taylor Hall, room 203. This event is free and open to the public.
The talk, “Here, There and Everywhere,” will focus on her work. Fueki's paintings have been featured in solo exhibitions at Mary Boone Gallery, New York; Shoshana Wayne Gallery, California; The Orlando Museum, Florida; and in numerous group exhibitions, including MoMA PS1, Fredricks Freiser Gallery, and Susan Inglett Gallery, New York.
Fueki was born in Yokohama, Japan and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the influence is evident in her art. From her native Japan, she adopts the traditional materials of ink wash and mulberry paper ground while bright color and intricately patterned surfaces are prompted by her upbringing in Brazil, where folk arts similarly celebrate with flamboyance the unremarkable activities of daily life. A review of her work in Bomb said Fueki’s paintings “offer both unabashed visual pleasure and emotional resonance.”
In her recent work, Fueki creates narrative portraits of her friends in varying situations as a vehicle for constructing imagined, anthropomorphized space. “Although the works operate as representational full-body portraits, their configuration is derived not from observation but from geometric exercise: perspectives fluctuate; volumes collapse, stretch and fold; and matter is agitated into planes of pattern and color that re-align into cohesive images,” Fueki explains.
Fueki holds art degrees from the Ringling School of Art and Design and Yale University.
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