Fay Ku

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Artwork
Ceremony, 2010; 50 x 77 inches; graphite watercolor ink on paper
Accumumlation, 2009; 37 x 49 inches; graphite, watercolor, ink on paper
Bitch is Golden, 2010; metallic color on black paper
See What You Do II, 2009; 50 x 32 inches; graphite, watercolor on paper
Night Game, 2010; 50 1/2 x 78 inches; graphite, watercolor on paper
Fay
Ku
Artist's Statement

My works on paper are psychological, narrative and figurative. Figures appear isolated against the white of the paper, drawn with delicacy. My characters explore the fluidity of identity—sexual, cultural, personal and political—and the ambiguity in relationships with one another.

Paper suits my temperament. I work quickly, allowing a flow of ideas to move through me. My inspirations come from travel, observation, the radio, films and books—in short, everything. Motifs reoccur in my work, but each time with different associations and references. And, within a single work, the concepts are often layered to yield multiple readings rather than one narrative. I am in interested in the nuances of meaning.

Bio/Resume

EDUCATION
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn (M.S., M.F.A. 2006).
Bennington College, Bennington, VT (B.A. 1996).

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2010
“Face All Eyes, Eyes All Hands,” The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI.
2009
“Double Entendre,” Eight Modern Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
“Fay Ku,” Goedhuis Contemporary Gallery, New York. Brochure.
“Outliers,” Galerie L MD, Paris, France.
“New/Now Fay Ku,” New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT.
2008
“Fay Ku: A Survey Of Works (2004-2008),” Kips Gallery, New York. Catalogue.
“Deviance,” Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles.
2007
“Surface Tension,” Real Art Ways, Hartford. Brochure.

SELECTED AWARDS & GRANTS
2010
Chashama Visual Arts Studio Grant.
2009
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (Deutsche Bank Fellow).
2007
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant.