Ivory Fu

I was born and raised in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and graduated from Yale University cum laude with Departmental Honors in both Art and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. My art is queer and Chinese American and colorful. I am political because I care about the personal, and I don’t want people to dictate the way you move through the world. I see my canvases, saturated with feeling and color, against pockmarked white gallery walls and am finally proud of my non-restraint. I care deeply about the people in my life, with all their challenging tears and tender hugs. I am interested in how we negotiate the boundaries of our bodies when we choose to be vulnerable with each other. I wrap myself in the grace that we share, an understanding that we are understood and will return to each other. My art is about them, and by reflection, me and you. My rage, happiness, gratitude, confusion, and their cycles keep me grounded. I joke about being masochistic in a selfish way: I push to the boiling point so that I can live longer, throwing things into chaos only to draw them back and dissect how the whole mess made me feel.

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