FA2D Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Chie Fueki
Chie Fueki is a Japanese American painter. She has had an active career exhibiting her work in commercial galleries and has been represented by Mary Boone Gallery in New York City and Shoshana Wayne gallery in Santa Monica, California.
Her intricately patterned and detailed paintings, often created on mulberry paper or wood panel, combine influences from both Eastern and Western decorative and folk arts and range in subject from sports imagery to more traditional subjects such as memento mori and portraits of friends.
Laura Newman wrote that the shimmering surfaces in Fueki's paintings "give the works a sensuous, intoxicating delight of the sort more often associated with decoration than with thoughtful contemporary painting." Beyond the surfaces lie rich emotional and sometimes humorous content. She currently lives and works in West Chester, Pennsylvania and Brooklyn, New York.