Decue Wu is an awarding illustrator, she is listed Forbes 30 under 30, Arts and Style, Class of 2020. Decue has more than 10-year freelance experience. Her work focuses on building in-product illustration system, executing various styles & concepts in editorial, campaign, advertising, and education. Currently, she works as an Art Director in the tech industry, helping the products to build, scale & evolve the illustration system to be more diversity and inclusive.
"I hope through this exhibit, more and more people can learn about Asian immigrants' stories and history in the US, acknowledge the past and recognize their achievements, and celebrate our culture and journeys through the different artistic languages."
Hyemi Kim is a multi-media artist based in New York and Seoul. She received an MFA in Photography, Video, and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts and got MFA and BFA in Painting from Sungshin University. She participated in the New Media Art Conference and had her second solo show at CICA Museum in 2021. Her video works have been shown at Time Square and group shows in New York.
Kim does video collage works in recent years, composing different cities and landscapes to create a new digital utopia. The collages represent her scattered memories and experiences in contemporary life.
"Art is an absolutely essential element in our history. Artists around the world! In particular, I hope you don't forget that the works of young artists are an important factor in keeping the world beautiful. Through the work, the audience can correct their minds and rediscover the lost inner beauty. In the vast universe, we are only small dots, but don't forget that they come together to create a beautiful world. I respect your love for art. And I support you in doing it. I hope that our artists will contribute to the world with their works so that even if they can't change the world beautifully, they won't be worse than they are now. I support your wonderful exhibition from far away Korea."
Jihun Ju is a photographer from Korea. He has been participated mutiple events, including 2021 The Preview Hannam Art Fair, 2022 Fujifilm Particle 'Flower Poem' Solo Exhibition, 2022 European-based contemporary art platform Artsper (France) contract activity and 2022 PAGEROOM8 gallery scheduled to be exhibited in May.
Jeong Hur is an artist born in Seoul, South Korea working based on lens-based media in New York. He conceives his practice as a process of personal affirmation in the face of existential doubt. Working with photographic media, he focuses on the difference in the details and textures of his photographs and his memories. In his practice, he stages his own disappearance while simultaneously asserting his presence through his performative practice on the surface of his photography. After Jeong got MFA from SVA, he has won several international photo competitions and continued exhibiting his works at multiple galleries and museums.
Natsuki Takauji was born in Tokyo, Japan, currently lives and works in NYC. She is an interdisciplinary visual artist, an instructor at The Art Students League of New York where she also leads the Model to Monument public sculpture program, a co-founder of The Artist Gardener NYC to activate the local communities through art and educational programs in the gardens across NYC, and a director of Metal Sculptures at Sculptors Alliance, Inc. for which she has curated exhibitions: "METAL" at Governors Island in 2017 and a virtual exhibition “Flux” in 2020. She has shown at Lithuanian Alliance of America, Berkeley Collage Gallery, Lesley Heller Gallery, NY, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, NE, the Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster, NJ, Palazzo Mora in the 16th Venice Biennale, Italy, NADA Miami, FL, Affordable Art Fair NYC, and more. Her public sculptures were exhibited across New York; Riverside Park South and West Harlem Community Garden, Manhattan, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, and Rye Town Park, Rye. Her recent project during the ArtPort Residency at the LaGuardia Airport was exhibited in The Immigrant Artist Biennial. Her works are held as a permanent collection of Yuko Nii Foundation and Port Authority NY&NJ. She was awarded grants from the Queens Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City Council, NY Foundation for the Arts, and more. She studied visual and literal art at The Art Students League of New York, and Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.
Interdisciplinary visual artist
”There are challenges of being an Asian artist in this western-centric art world and history, but don't take it as a disadvantage, make it an advantage by having a deep understanding of who you are and where you stand in the world as an Asian artist. I believe there is so much more we can bring to the art world in the future.“
Virginia Wagner makes paintings set in zones of conflict between human progress and the natural world. She's currently working on a commission for Guggenheim Works & Process which will premiere in October 2022. She received the Lotos Prize in Painting and has been granted residencies Kaatsbaan Cultural Park, Bridge Street Theater, Guggenheim Peter B Lewis Theater, Mount Tremper Arts, Brush Creek, Byrdcliffe, VCCA, the Edward Albee Foundation, Jentel Foundation, Ucross, Vermont Studio Center, and Yale Norfolk.
"I'm very happy to be participating in this exhibition and hope that it works as a platform to uplift Asian artists and make the wider art world aware of many new young talents. Thank you!"