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Yishu Wang grew up and received her fine arts education with a masters degree in painting in China. Over the past several years, she has completed her study in printmaking with an MFA degree at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. After graduation, Yishu interned at Paulson Bott Press as a printer under Pam Paulson and Renee Bott. Currently, she is an artist in residence at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA, where she continues to pursue printmaking and artist books.
"I have worked in the painting field for over 8 years. I am impressed by how printmaking as a different media changed my way of creating art. Printmaking is different because by using this media, one can produce multiple prints base on the same image. I utilized the repeatability of printmaking to venture into collage and installation, to reinforce an image by altering the printing, overlapping, or juxtaposing of one plate several times. I deconstructed and reconstructed in order to broaden the meaning of the individual images and blur the border of abstract and representational element in my work. This allowed me to contemplate the change manifested by my physical dislocation by physically changing the print."
L’isle Joyeuse, 2015
Screen Print, Book Art, 7”X16.5”
L’ isle Joyeuse is inspired by the piano piece of the same name by French composer Claude Debussy, which emotionally evokes the atmosphere of my daily surroundings on Treasure Island in San Francisco.
Wasted Island I, 2015
Etching, 16” X 18”, Edition: 10
Repeatable Past and Future, 2016
Etching, 36” x 24”, Edition: 10