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Artist Leigh Wen’s solo exhibition opens in Washington D.C.

  • Date:2023-06-17~2023-08-13

Taiwanese artist Leigh Wen (鄭麗雲) will be the first Taiwanese to hold an exhibition at the American University (AU) Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. Presented by the Taiwan Academy of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the U.S. in collaboration with the AU Museum, the exhibition “At One with the Elements,” which will run from June 17 to Aug. 13, is made possible through support from the Ministry of Culture.

Wen resides in New York City as a full-time artist and currently collaborates with the Federal Government of the U.S. while serving as a cultural ambassador for the U.S. Department of State. Her works have been exhibited at 16 embassies and government institutions in the United States and have been included in over 14 international joint exhibitions at consulates around the world.

A total of 48 works by Wen will be on display, showcasing her creativity in weaving personal and cultural histories into her practice and exploring her intimate bond with nature through a vibrant array of oil paintings, mixed media collages, porcelain sculptures, and more. American artist Sarah Tanguy believes that the collaboration between artists as well as the connection between art and public life experience will open up more art opportunities.

On July 15, the Katzen Arts Center will also host a dialogue session, inviting Jack Rasmussen of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center and Leigh Wen, to allow the public to gain insights into the work and ideas of the displayed pieces. Please click on this link to find out more about the event.

Located on American University’s main campus at the Katzen Arts Center, the AU Museum hosts rotating exhibitions of contemporary art from around the globe. Designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts, the Katzen Arts Center provides state-of-the-art instructional, exhibition, and performance space for all the arts disciplines.