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AI-WEN WU KRATZ, a native of Hong Kong, works and lives in the U.S.

GALLERY REPRESENTATION 

Agora Gallery, New York, NY

AHC (Art History Consulting) Hamburg, Germany

EDUCATION

BFA / Painting and Mathematics / Fort Wright College, Spokane, WA

MFA / Painting and Printmaking / Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Alumna / Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, NYC and Skowhegan, Maine

Advanced Study in Art History / University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Alumna / New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, NY, NY

Diploma / Institute For Writers, Madison, CT

 

EXHIBITIONS and COLLECTIONS

In addition to the U.S., Kratz has had solo exhibitions in France, Germany, England, Egypt and Austria. Her works are in collections in Canada, Germany, Argentina, Bangladesh and the U.S., including the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO.

 

SELECTED ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2019   The Artifact Gallery, New York, NY

2018   The Gallery Steiner, Vienna, Austria

2014   Crisolart Galleries, New York, NY

2014   The New York Art Connection, Long Island, NY

2013   Gallery M, Vienna, Austria

2012   Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC

2007   Museum of The America, Doral, FL

2006   El Sawy Culture Wheel, Cairo, Egypt

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018   Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, NYC, NY

2018   Ashok Jain Gallery, NYC, NY

2017   Miami River Art Fair, Booth, AHC Art History Consulting, Hamberg, Germany

2017   Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, NYC, NY

2017   Ashok Jain Gallery, NYC, NY

2017   Metropolitan Gallery of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

2016   Miami River Art Fair, Booth, AHC Art History Consulting, Hamberg, Germany

2016   Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, NYC, NY

2016   Ashok Jain Gallery, NYC, NY

2016   Artblend Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL

2016   Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, Las Vegas, NV

2015   Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, NYC, NY

2015   Artblend Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL 

2015   Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC

2015   Latino Art Museum, Pomona, CA

2016   The New York Art Connection,  Long Island, NY

2015   Galerie Art Cuestion, Ourense, Spain

2014   (e)merge Art Fair, Washington, DC

2014   The Poet's Den Gallery, NYC, NY

2013   National Art Gallery of Izmir, Izmir, Turkey

2012   Apeiron Artplus Galeri, Istanbul, Turkey

2007   FYR Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy

SCHEDULED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 March 29 - April 1 / 2019 Harbour Art Fair Hong Kong / Hong Kong, China

2019 April 5 - 7 / 2019 ArtExpo NYC / New York, NY

2019 March 30 - April 11 / "Little Treasure 2019" / Curated by Paola Trevisan International 

         Galleria De Marchi, Bologna, Italy

2019 "Touring the World through Art" / Contest for large scale works /www.enter-into-art.com 

         Bonn-Königswinter, Germany

2019 April 17 - 28 / Exhibition to Promote Smaller Scale Works /www.enter-into-art.com 

         Cultural Center Cologne-Mülheim, Germany

2019 June 1 -16 / Group / ALETHEIA / Villa Monastero Varenna Contemporary Art

         Varenna, Lecco, Italy

2019 July 25 - September 20 /Group / Exhibit at the ANIMA MUNDI-ITSLIQUID International Art            Festival, Venice, during the same period  of the 58th Venice Biennale, 2019.

2019 August 24 - September 14 / Collective Exhibition / Agora Gallery, New York, NY

2019 September 25 - 28 / Monaco Yacht Show

WU KRATZ IS AMONG THE FEATURED ARTISTS IN THE FOLLOWING PUBLICATIONS

100 Artist Of The Future /Contemporary Art Curator, UK 2019

First Berlin Book, Curated by Gabriela Caranfil, Art Management Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 2019

First Berlin Book, Curated by Gabriela Caranfil, Art Management Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 2018

Current Masters 3, World Wide Art Books, USA, 2018.

Art Acquisitor.  Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, USA, 2018 

ART UpCLOSE.  A Survey of Contemporary Art.  World Edition. 2017

Important World Artists, Vol. 2, World Wide Art Book, USA, 2017

Art Acquisitor.  Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, USA, 2017 

Art Calendar. Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, 2016 and 2017

ART UpCLOSE.  A Survey of Contemporary Art.  World Edition. 2016

Art Acquisitor, Vol.14, Number 1. Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, 2016

International Contemporary Masters.  World Wide Art Books. USA, 2016

Current Masters 2, Select Modern Art by Despina Tunberg, USA, 2016

Current Masters 1, Select Modern Art by Despina Tunberg, USA, 2015

Artblend Magazine, Vol.3, USA, 2015

Year Book, Latino Art Museum, USA, 2015

Artmosphere International, Barcelona, Spain 2015

(e)merge Art Fair, Washington, DC, Washington City Paper, USA, 2014

Important World Artists, USA, 2013

Artmosphere, International, Barcelona, Spain, 2013

21st Century Art and Artists, Vienna, Austria, 2013, 2012

Year Book, Latino Art Museum, USA, 2010

Artists Speak, Art Blog, 2010

100 Contemporary International Artists, 2007(European Communities Artists Library, Barcelona, Spain.)

Artdaily.org /The First Art Newspaper on the Net, 2007

Chocolate Milk DC, Art Blog, Washington, DC, 2007

 

STATEMENT

 

My works are largely influenced by classical music, stage design and choreographic lines in ballet and modern dance.  I am also fascinated by vocal art. My search in the visual art is spirituality, intellectualism and aesthetics. I grew up in one of the high-rise apartments in Hong Kong, which ranks as the world’s fourth in population density.  The skyward expansion in architecture and the twenty-four-seven city activities had fostered my ability to cope, a dutiful sense in community wellness, and an appreciation for higher education. The best of all, the self-made toys in childhood enriched my imagination for creativity.

 

To the public, I would like to invite you to come join us, the Visual Artists, Dancers, Poets, Writers, Playwrights, Musicians and Story Tellers.  Together, we shall form a shade to shelter you from the heat and weariness of life.  Together, in this sanctuary, we shall hear the birds’ happy mating, share the breeze of renewal and bathe in the warmth of the fragrant earth.

 
 

© 2019 ai-wen wu kratz art studio