Tsungwei Moo was born in Taipei, Taiwan. She received her degree in Mass Communication from Tankage University, earning one of three top honors in all of Taiwan. She was formerly employed as an Art Director at Advertising Agencies in Taipei.
Upon emigrating to San Francisco, Tsungwei, a lifelong artist, decided to dedicated herself to art. She has produced a significant body of work in many mediums including ceramics and printmaking, as well as painting. She has exhibited her work in galleries and museums throughout the Bay Area. She is also an artist in residence at Yosemite National Park, where she teaches pastel drawing. Her work reveals her direct observation of life, formed and informed by her hard earned technical virtuosity, her professional background, her many travels around the world, and her passion for the shared experience of humanity.
Art is my diary. I look in order to live, to report a multitude of vision and experience, to truly see a person, a culture, each individual, and the whole.
I have traveled to over 20 countries. I have seen that there is a shared communion in all life. Only the details are different.
My present work reminds us of those details.
And the communion.
These images are based on my own sketches and photographs.They are the record and response to my travels. They reflect the richness of the details of a specific place as well as the shared universality of the friendships I have developed in those places.
I work on found wood. I paint colors from memory. In this series, the lucent colors of the Caribbean. I then etch my images into the painted wood with a laser, like a reminder of the searing sun of Jamaica (from which I share with you these images). I then repeat the process: paint and work and burn, again and again. My process records the layers of life and light, reveals the hidden textures, unexpected details, chance encounters, and the endurance of generations that I have been privileged to receive, as a gift, from my singular and myriad witness of experience.
Exhibition / Award experience
2017 Selected artist of San Francisco Beautiful 2018 Muni Art Project art competition
2017 Westfield San Francisco Center Urban Wallflower art contest winner
2017 E14 Gallery, Oakland
2016~2017 Back to the Picture Gallery, San Francisco
2016~2017 City Art Gallery, San Francisco
2016~2017 Refusalon, Union Square, San Francisco
2015 La Ceiba Grafica, Mexico, printmaking and ceramics artist in residence
2015 Gallery 85, San Jose
2015 Gallery Sixty-Six, New Mexico
2015~2017 Mission Bay Library printmaking solo show / ceramics showcase
2009~2016 San Francisco Women Artists, 4 times Merit Award, Member of San Francisco Women
2012~2016 Yosemite Art Center solo show
2012~2017 Yosemite Conservancy soft pastel drawing workshop instructor
2015~2016 Refusalon, JW Marriott, San Francisco
2012~2014 Steamroller Printmaking Festival, San Francisco
2013~2015 California Pacific Medical Center annual printmaking show
2011~2013 De Young Museum, San Francisco
2012 Pancake and Booze art show, San Francisco
2012 Mina Gallery, San Francisco
2011 SOMARTS Gallery, San Francisco
2011~2012 ArtSpan Open Studios, San Francisco
2011 Fillmore Art Walk, San Francisco
2011 San Francisco Traveler Art show
2009~2011 Studio Gallery, San Francisco
2008~2013 Fort Mason Gallery Showcase, San Francisco, Member of Fort Mason Printmaker
2010 CCSF Arts Gallery, Ceramic Sculpture
2000 Da Dao Fine Art Museum, Tau Yuan, Taiwan, Artist-in-residency