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.
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn (M.S., M.F.A. 2006).
Bennington College, Bennington, VT (B.A. 1996).
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
“Face All Eyes, Eyes All Hands,” The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI.
“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.
“Fay Ku: A Survey Of Works (2004-2008),” Kips Gallery, New York. Catalogue.
“Deviance,” Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles.
“Surface Tension,” Real Art Ways, Hartford. Brochure.
SELECTED AWARDS & GRANTS
Chashama Visual Arts Studio Grant.
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (Deutsche Bank Fellow).
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant.