Yuntong Wu (Momo) is an interdisciplinary artist and a curator, who currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She is a Chinese-born artist who moved to the United States in 2012. She obtained her master's degree in fine art from San Francisco Art Institute in 2019, and graduated with the nomination to the Headland Graduate Fellowship and the AICAD Post-graduate Teaching Fellowship. Her work has been exhibited and collected in the United States, Germany, China, and Taiwan. 

 

She is also an independent curator who has operated the Progress Gallery of Pomona Arts Colony for two years. Now she is the founder of the Ginkgo Art Gallery. 

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My works investigate the network of ideas that shape our mutual understandings towards our physicality, the metaphysical, psychological mechanisms, philosophical enquiries, and our deep historical relations with this planet and the cosmos. This profound interconnection and intricacies of our existence and humanity mirror the same complexities that occur around us; from the vastness of the cosmos, our socio-cultural structures, down to the most microscopic of entities. These are the ideas that equally drive and propel my curiosity to explore and expand my convictions towards materiality, methodology, and approach in my practice.

Most of my work favorably utilize the element of chance, channeling my sensibility to critically engage and consider the critical aspect of time (deep time) and space (internal and external); the forces that push and pull, dynamisms that entwine and separate within the context of dualism. I believe, that these dichotomies (the yin and yang) that define the symbiosis of all living things remain as the foundational discourse conveyed within my process-oriented work. These are my interpretations and representations of available knowledge systems that distinguish and emphasize the notion of wholeness; being one with the cosmos, knowing our place in it, and embracing all its mysteries. These similarities and interconnections transformed my perception towards life; intimate dialogues that record my diverse emotions and awareness, a personalized focus of inquest through art.

 

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibition

2022  Cycles of Cosmos, Paul Williams Gallery, CA

2021  The World in Between, Downtown Pomona Owners Association, CA 

2021  Familiar Strangeness, Progress Gallery, CA 

2019  Contemplations of the Infinite, International Art Museum of America, CA

2016  Water and Wild, Book and Job Gallery, CA

 

Curatorial Exhibition

2022  Distorted Landscape, Sasse Museum of Art, Pomona, CA

2022  Diverse Voice of Hers,(Conjunction exhibition with the dA Center), Pomona, CA

2021  Body as a Portal, The Progress Gallery, CA

2021  Connecting Perspectives, The Progress Gallery, Pomona, CA

2021  Anti-Reality, The Progress Gallery, Pomona, CA

2020  On the Paper, The Progress Gallery, Pomona, CA

2018  Yugen, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2017  In the Realm of Possibility, Magoski Arts Colony, Fullerton, CA

Selected/Group

2022   Time, Love, & Gravity, The Pomona Arts Colony, CA

2020   16th Women International Show, Latino Art Museum, Pomona, CA

2019   The Power of Small Things, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA

2019   25th Anniversary of the Pomona Arts Colony, Pomona Arts Colony,                         Pomona, CA

2019   Cobblestones and Lumber, SFAI Fort Mason Campus, San Francisco, CA

2019   Unfamilliar Again, Schafer Gallery, San Francisco, CA.   

2019   World of AbstractionSan Francisco Women Artists Gallery, CA.

2018   Open Book Show III, 1890 Bryant Studio, San Francisco, CA

2018   Salon Ouvert, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017   3rd Annual Colorful Abstractions, Fusion Art

2017   Curated Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2016   Curated Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

TALK

2022  Perceive the Unperceivables, Rembrandt Club of Pomona College &                        Claremont

2021  Artist as Curator, Chaffey Community Museum of Art

2020  On the Paper, 3rd Saturday Art Talk with the Sasse Museum of Art

COLLABORATIVE WORKS

2018  The Emergency Has Been Every Day, Diego Rivera Gallery & Carlsbad                     Museum of Art, CA & NM

          

SELECTED PUBLICATION/PRESS

2021  Cross-cultural Impact: A Group Exhibition, ‘On the Paper’” On-line                            publication, The Pomonan, US

2020  Stories from the Art, Museum Catalog, Sasse Museum of Art, US

2020  Split Rock Review, Issue 14, US

2019  Murze Magazine, Issue 6, Guernsey

2017  Chinese New Art, On-line. 

 

AWARDS/NOMINATIONS/RESIDENCY 

2022   Arts Connection Micro Grant, San Bernardino County, CA

2020   Abstracts, Light Space&Time Gallery, (Special Merit)

2020   Seasons, Art Room Gallery, Online (Honorable Mention)

2019   Grünwald Guild, WA (Residency)

2019   Headlands Graduate Fellowship (Nomination)

2019   AICAD Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship (Nomination)

2019   Cityscapes, Fusion Art (Honorable Mention)

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