Bio

Wen-Chi was born and raised in Taiwan and has lived in New York since the 1990’s. She has been involved in many creative activities such as painting, film, theater, literature, performance art, music and fashion. She is also a trained holistic medicine practitioner with 12 years of experience working as a licensed acupuncturist and Reiki healing master.

More recently, painting has become Wen-Chi’s main medium for embracing the light of her spirit. Her diverse backgrounds in both art and healing bring a unique perspective and expression to her paintings. For Wen-Chi, art is a spiritual transaction. Her inspiration derives from mystical studies and experience in Eastern philosophy, meditation, and Shamanic worldview, which have shaped her personal, spiritual and artistic life.

With her boundlessly vivid imagination, Wen-Chi utilizes surrealistic dream-like images, internal organs, abstract visionary patterns and Chinese calligraphy to create a conversation with the metaphysical realm where all things are possible and connected. Her art is a journey inwards to furthest reaches of the human body, mind, and soul, to open a new understanding of our shared divine consciousness. It is to be enjoyed as a visual feast as well as a healing tool ~ a mirror and life force that empowers personal catharsis and awakening.

In a relatively short period of time since Wen-Chi first picked up her paintbrushes, she has already been showcased in a number of different galleries, art fairs and art venues in New York City.


Selected Exhibits

2015 One World, Different Strokes, TECO (Taipei Economics and Culture Office), New York, NY
2014 Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY
2014 EVR Art & Music Show, presented by Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY
2013 Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY
2013 Affordable Art Fair, Metropolitan Provillion, New York, NY
2013 Joy Wai Gallery, New York, NY
2012 A Portrait of America , presented by Joy Wai Gallery at Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, NY
2012 Frenzy into Folly (OPENING Collective), Church of St. Paul the Apostle, New York, NY
2012 Becoming Other (Celebrate the Women Who Artify) , NY Studio Gallery, NY
2012 Conception TriBeCa II , Brick Art Event, New York, NY
2011 Exhibition TWO: ColorTalk (International Women Artists Salon), Chashama Gallery 217, New York, NY
2011 Hell's Kitchen Art Festival ~ grand opening, Lucky Strike, New York, NY
2011 Love, Live & Share , Natsumi Lounge, New York, NY


Publication

Wen-Chi's paintings were featured in "At the Edge" art megazine 2011 and 2013 issues, and "The New York Optimist" online magazine 2012 June issue. 

 

Education

New York College of Traditional Medicine, New York, 2002
Master in Health Science & Acupuncture

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, 1991
AS, Fashion Design (Dean's List), Accessory Design