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 advertising art director 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. Most recently, her work selected for the 2018 Art on Muni. She is currently a participant in the Art of Peace Project, which transforms gun parts into art.
Her work reveals her direct observation of life, 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 powerful. It inspires people and encourages them to make a change. Art shouldn’t be limited in subject matter or in ways to create it.
I am always creating something. It could be that I'm painting, pastel drawing, printmaking, working with mixed media, or making a ceramic sculpture.
I love nature. I use recycled wood and natural materials to make art and give them a second chance to live inside my art.
I have been a volunteer art instructor at the Yosemite National Park since 2012. I have participated in projects to put my art in public sites. In 2018 I participated in the San Francisco Muni Art project. My art was displayed on 20 buses which traveled throughout the city. In 2019, I won the United Airlines “Her Art Here” contest. My art is now displayed on the exterior of a United Airlines Boeing 757 aircraft. It represents my sweet home San Francisco California. I also use my art to encourage social change. I have used the California gun buyback program to obtain weapons which I transformed into art and a call for peace.
I want to use my art to make this world a better place .
What is next for me? Life is unpredictable. I will continue to create new and exciting art.
2019 United Airlines, Her Art Here Award
2019 United Playaz and Robby Poblete Foundation, Art of Peace San Francisco Project,
selected artist ( anti-gun violence )
2018 San Francisco Beautiful, 2018 Muni Public Transportation Art Award
2018 Robby Poblete Foundation, Art of Peace Project, Phoenix Rising Award
2017 Westfield San Francisco Center, Urban Wallflower Award
2016 San Francisco Women Artists, Merit Award
2020. De Young Museum "the De Young Open"
2020. CCSSF Ocean Campus Visual Art Gallery solo show
2020. California State Building, curating and exhibition artist
2020. City Art Gallery, group show
2019 “Her Art Here” United Airlines, Boeing 757 airplane
2019 United Airlines Polaris Lounges in SFO and LAX airport
2019 “Art of Peace” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
2019 “East on West” Group Show, the State of California Building, San Francisco
2018 Art for AIDS Group Show, San Francisco Metreon
2018 Asian Week Group Show, Misho Gallery, San Francisco
2016~2019 City Art Gallery, San Francisco
2016~2019 E14 Gallery, Oakland
2016~2017 Back to the Picture Gallery, San Francisco
2016~2017 Refusalon, Union Square, San Francisco
2015~2018 Mission Bay Library printmaking solo show / ceramics showcase
2015 Gallery 85, San Jose
2015 Gallery Sixty-Six, New Mexico
2009~2016 San Francisco Women Artists Gallery
2012~2016 Yosemite Art Center solo show
2015~2017 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 Yosemite Renaissance, Yosemite Museum
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
2010 CCSF Arts Gallery: Ceramic Sculpture Showcase
2018 New Pacific Studio sponsored artist in residence
2015 La Ceiba Grafica, Mexico, printmaking and ceramics artist in residence
2012~2019 Yosemite Conservancy soft pastel drawing workshop residency instructor
2000 Da Dao Fine Art Museum, Tau Yuan, Taiwan, Artist-in-residence
2016 Laney College, ceramics figure sculpture, continue education
2009~2012 City College of San Francisco, Fine Art field, continue education
1998. Tamkang University, Mass Communication, Taipei, Taiwan, BA degree