About Shu-Ju Wang


Solo and Two Person Exhibitions
2013
Happy to be Here, Waterstone Gallery, Portland, OR – with Lisa Kaser
2012
Red Bean Paste and Apple Pie, new paintings, First Unitarian Church, Portland, OR
Digest This!, Gallery 110, Seattle, WA – with Diane Jacobs
The Laundry Maze, installation, the Portland Building Installation Space, Portland, OR
2011
Art and Tao, new paintings, Taoist Center, Portland, OR
2008
Relay/Replay, artist’s books, John Wilson Special Collections, Portland, OR
Paintings, Prints, Artist’s Books, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
2007
New Work, Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro, OR – with Theresa Andreas-O’Leary
2005
New Work, Portland City Hall, Portland, OR
Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Three Square Grill, Portland, OR
1996
Drawings, Centrum Gallery, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR

 

Selected Group Exhibitions
2013
Sitka Invitational, World Forestry Center, Portland, OR
The Big (Bad) Bug, Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, Bainbridge Island, WA
2012
Sitka Invitational, World Forestry Center, Portland, OR
Sense of Place, University of Minnesota Architecture Library, Twin Cities, MN
Telling Stories, Topeka and Shawnee County Public LIbrary, Topeka, KS
2011
Bookworks, Museum of Art and History, Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID
Shelf Life: Artists’ Books:  Challenges, Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WAIn and Out of the Box, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI
Beaverton Art Showcase, Beaverton OR
Ishlonak?, North Bank Gallery, Vancouver, WA
Past Journeys, Present Tense, Gallery 110, Seattle, WA
2010
For the Love of Food, Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro, OR
Americas Invitational Book Arts 2010, Bright Hill Literary Center, Treadwell, NY
2009
Broadsided!, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
Racism: An American Family Value, The Center for Book Arts, NYC, NY
Marking Time, Guild of Book Workers traveling exhibit MN, CA, WA, UT, CO, OH, PA,NH, GA
Book+Art, John Wilson Special Collections, Portland, OR
For the Love of Food, Tompkins Gallery, Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA
2008
Intersect/Parallel, Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro, OR
Maternal Legends, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
Lake Oswego Chronicle Invitational, Lake Oswego, OR
Perpendicular, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO
Six Points, Trahern Gallery, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
1996 – 2007
Print Arts Northwest International Print Project, University of Applied Sciences, Amman, Jordan
The Art of the Book, Bainbridge Arts & Crafts Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA
Gadzooks! Amazing Books by Northwest Artists, Maryhill Museum, Goldendale, WA
The Search for the Impossible, Noosa Regional Gallery, Tewantin, Qld, Australia
Road Trip, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Sense and Sensuality, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
Asian History Month, Rake Art Gallery, Portland, OR
Guild of Book Workers 100th Anniversary Exhibition, national traveling exhibit
10+Beyond, Works of Imagination, Noosa Regional Gallery, Tewantin, Qld, Australia
San Diego Book Arts National Juried Exhibition, UCSD, San Diego, CA
Sedition, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR
NxNW: 6x6x6, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR
Altered States, Print Arts Northwest Gallery, Portland, OR
Color Journal Round Table, New York Public Library, NY, NY
West of 105, Idaho State University, Pocatello, and Spori Gallery, Rexburg, ID
Folded Features, New York Public Library, NY, NY
Gresham City Hall Visual Arts Gallery, Gresham, OR
NW x SE, Mississippi State & University of Alabama
A Fresh Perspective, Print Arts Northwest Gallery, Portland, OR
One Foot After Another, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR
A World of Artist Books, Blue Mountain Community College, Pendleton, OR

 

Grants and Awards
2012
Individual Project Grant, Regional Arts & Culture Council
2011
Portland Building Installation Grant, Regional Arts & Culture Council
2009
Professional Development Grant, Regional Arts & Culture Council
2008
Individual Project Grant, Regional Arts & Culture Council
1988
Emmy Award for Tektronix VM700 Video Measurement Set, Design Engineer

 

Bibliography
100 Artists of the Northwest, Schiffer Publishing, 2013
500 Handmade Books, Volume 2, Lark Crafts, Sterling Publishing, 2013
1000 Artists’ Books, Exploring the Book as Art, Quarry Books, 2012
Books of life: Capturing memories through bookmaking, The Oregonian, 1/5/2009
500 Handmade Artist Books, Lark Publications, 2008
Regional Arts & Culture Council Artist Spotlight, 11/15 – 12/31/2008
Arts Culture & Entertainment feature stories, The Asian Reporter, 12/9/2008; 10/5/2004
APA Compass, KBOO Radio interview, 11/2/2007
The Cult of Gocco, The New York Times, 10/21/2007
Art Happens Here, The Portland Tribune, 10/9/2007

 

Related Experience
2013
Guest lecturer for Bookbinding: History, Principles, and Practice, University of Illinois
Capture and Release, artist’s talk, Book Arts Guild at University of Washington
2012
Panelist, 2013-2014 Portland Building Installation Space
2010 – Pres.
Project leader, Portland Open Studios mobile apps, Portland, OR
2009 – Pres.
Guild of Book Workers, NW Chapter Workshop Chair
Panelist, Regional Arts & Culture Council 2010 Project Grant
2008 – 2010
Portland Open Studios Board, Secretary and Technologist
2008
Relay/Replay artist’s talk, John Wilson Special Collections, Portland, OR
Artist’s talk at Book Arts Department, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR
Curator of Intersect/Parallel, Hillsboro, OR
2007
Co-curator of The Printed Page, Portland, OR
1996
Artist’s talk at Drawing Department, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR
1995 – 2000
Design Engineer, Integrated Measurement Systems, Beaverton, OR
1984 – 1995
Design Engineer, Tektronix, Beaverton, OR

Education
1990 – 1995
Oregon College of Art & Craft (then Oregon School of Arts & Crafts), studies in photography, drawing, printmaking, book arts

1982 – 1984
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, graduate program in Computer Science

1978 – 1982
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, BS in Computer Science

 

Selected Public Collections
Boise State University
Brown University
Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild
Carleton College
Denison University
Denver University
John Wilson Special Collections
Kansas State University
La Sierra University
Mills College
Newark Public Library
Oberlin College
Otis College of Art and Design
Portland Portable Works Collection
Pratt Institute
Reed College
Rhode Island School of Design
Savannah College of Art and Design
Texas Tech University
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
University of California Irvine
University of California Santa Barbara
University of California Los Angeles
University of Colorado, Norlin Library
University of Nevada
University of New Mexico
University of Michigan
University of Utah
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Warren Memorial Library
Washington Medical Association
Yale University

 

Contact
Shu-Ju Wang
www.fingerstothebone.com
shuju@fivebats.com
503.245.8177