Yuntong Wu (Momo) is an interdisciplinary artist and a curator, who currently lives and works in Southern California. She is a Chinese-born artist who moved to the 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 operated the Progress Gallery of Pomona Arts Colony for two years. Now she is founding the Ginkgo Art Gallery.
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.
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
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
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 Abstraction, San 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
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
2018 The Emergency Has Been Every Day, Diego Rivera Gallery & Carlsbad Museum of Art, CA & NM
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.
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)