Artist: Vivian Wang

  • An American sculptor of Chinese descent, I am inspired by the art of ancient China and Japan.

    With Asian features and formal poses, my figures are always elaborately clothed in garments replete with Asian patterns and motifs. The style and color of the clothing has been greatly influenced by my previous career as a fashion designer. The “textile-like” surfaces of my work are purposely distressed or “antiqued”.

    My use of glass components for the hands, feet and heads of my figures imbues them with an almost intangible quality. Together, these elements give the sculptures a haunting look, mirroring the paintings and sculptures of ancient China and Japan.

    All my pieces are now extravagantly embellished with semi-precious stones and crystals. This reflects the opulence and pageantry of court life in ancient Asia.  Even the Samurai warrior wears the most resplendent armor covered with an overwhelming number of garnets and moonstones. The use of these semi precious stones is a new direction in my art, one which I intend to develop further.

     

  • Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida

  • 2013 – Outstanding Glass Artist of 2013, Florida Glass Art Alliance, Miami, FL

  • Jan. 2015 Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan – “Children of the Yuan Dynasty” – Art Palm Beach, WPB, FL

    Nov. 2014 – Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan – “Childen of the Zodiac” – SOFA Chicago

    July 2014 – Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan – Art Hampton, Bridgehampton, NY

    April 2014 – Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan
    – “Glass Evolved” – 42nd Annual International Glass Invitational

    Jan. 2014 – Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan – Art Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL

    Nov. 2013 – Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan – SOFA Chicago

    Oct. 2013 – Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan – “Children of Good Fortune” solo exhibition

    June 2013 – Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan – Wheaton Glass Weekend, Millville, NJ

    April 2013 – Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan – “Visions” – 41st Annual International Invitational

    Jan. 2013 – Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan – Art Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL

    Nov. 2012 – Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan – SOFA Chicago

    Oct. 2012 – Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan – “Children of the Past” solo exhibition

    March 2012 – Oct. 2012 – Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
    – “Glass Act; Contemporary Studio Art Glass Turns 50”

    Dec. 2011 – April 2012, Stewart Fine Art, Boca Raton, FL.- “New Work” by Gallery Artists

    June 2011 – Stewart Fine Art, Wheaton Glass Weekend, Millville, NJ – 2011 “Rising Star”

    Dec. 2010 – April 2011, Stewart Fine Art, Boca Raton, FL – Group Show “Glass & More”

    Oct. 2010 – National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA – “Glass Now 2010”

    Dec. 2009 – April 2010, Stewart Fine Art, Boca Raton, FL – Group Show “Simple Addition and Subtraction”