Fay Ku

Fay Ku

Fay Ku & Manju Shandler 

Artists Talks,  9/27/2022, 10:30am-11:00am Eastern Time.


My work is narrative, figurative and psychological. I create worlds on paper inhabited by women and children engaged in the full spectrum of human behavior—though more often on the problematic end of that spectrum.

My work, while not autobiographical, is driven by my personal experiences as a woman, person of color and immigrant; I constantly think about the intersection of the personal and social, and the fluidity of identities and roles. I am interested in also language, anthropology, histories and mythologies across various cultures.

Vainglory, 2015; graphite, oil paint on polyester film mounted onto Plexiglass; 40 x 32 inches (unframed dimensions, image only, framed dimensions approx. 45 x 36 inches)


Reach, 2008; graphite, watercolor, glue, Japanese "lace" kozo paper on paper; 38 x 50 inches (unframed dimensions, image only, framed dimensions approx. 42x54 inches)


Artist Bio:

Fay Ku is a Taiwan-born, Brooklyn-based artist who creates works on paper that are figurative, narrative and connect to cultural histories. She is the recipient of a 2007 Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant and 2009 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including solo exhibitions at the Honolulu Museum of Art ( Honolulu, Hawaii), New Britain Museum of American Art (New Britain, CT) and Snite Museum of Art (South Bend, IN). She holds a B.A. in Literature and Visual Arts from Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont for her B.A. and holds both a M.F.A. Studio Art and M.S. Art History from Pratt. Her work is in the collection of Honolulu Museum of Art, Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art (Las Vegas, Nevada), The New Britain Museum of American Art and The Wadsworth Atheneum (Hartford, CT). She is represented by H Gallery, Paris, France.



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