Photo by: Elizabeth Torgerson-Lamark

Photo by: Elizabeth Torgerson-Lamark

About Dongyi Wu

Dongyi Wu was born and raised in China. After completing herundergraduate education at the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology in Beijing, China, Dongyi came to Rochester Institute of Technology (NY) to work on her Master’s Degree in Metals and Jewelry Design. After that, Dongyi continually worked as a studio residency in RIT for two years. Now she is working as an artist resident and faculty instructor at Southwest School of Arts in San Antonio, TX, completing and showing her new bodies of works and instructing metal and art skills. 

Dongyi’s works span across wearable art, sculpture, and conceptual installation. She is often influenced by psychology and some literary works. She has pursued the essence of the phenomenon hidden behind appearance. She believes that motivation for expression is more interesting than the purpose of expressing. For her, it is more important to raise questions than seek answers. In her works, it is always an essential part to explore types of emotions since she believes the emotions can show the real motivation for doing things. Moreover, Dongyi likes to narrate the details of life scene that not easy to be noticed to express particular types of emotions or feelings.

 Dongyi’s works span across sculpture, jewelry (wearable art), painting and conceptual installation. She has her works shown worldwide including the United States, China, Spain and German such as her group exhibition “Schmuck 2018” in Munich, Germany; Adorned Space at SNAG Conference in Portland, US; Beijing International Jewelry Exhibition in Beijing, China. Her solo show “wandering in deep deep dreams” was held in February 2018. Dongyi’s artworks also have been featured in many publications and the latest publication showed her piece is the New Brooches that edited by Nicolas Estrada.