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.
I have always believed in the power of art to inspire change. My dear friend was recently a victim of gun violence. He was robbed and murdered in his own home. This tragedy has inspired me more than ever to use my art to make the world a better place.
My art is my conviction that creation is stronger than the destructive, false ideals that threaten our society. My art expresses my conviction that culture is not a barrier, but a door to our common humanity.
My current process involves a mixture of laser engraving, 3D printing, mixed media collage, and painting. Through the act of creation, I imbue meaningful found materials with a new spirit that shows my reverence for every individual, to the traditions and environment which shapes them. I honor and celebrate life.
2018 Awarded San Francisco Beautiful 2018 Muni Art Project
2018 Phoenix Rising Award of the Robby Poblete Foundation "Art of Peace" project
2017 Awarded Winner Westfield San Francisco Center Urban Wallflower
2009~2016 San Francisco Women Artists, 4 times Merit Award
2016~2018 City Art Gallery, San Francisco
2016~2018 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
2012~2017 Yosemite Conservancy soft pastel drawing workshop residency instructor
2000 Da Dao Fine Art Museum, Tau Yuan, Taiwan, Artist-in-residence