ARTSpeak Lecturer: Chie Fueki

On Thursday, March 31, 2011, the artist Chie Fueki will give a talk on her artwork and her life. The talk will take place from 2:30 to 3:30 pm in FIT’s Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, in the D Building, at 27th Street and Seventh Avenue.

Fueki’s intricate and colorful paintings interweave images from diverse cultures and customs, from motifs often present in traditional Japanese art, to images of American athletes. Folk art, textiles, and patterning are also strong visual influences on her work. Each one of Fueki’s paintings is composed of paper collage, graphite rubbing, colored pencil, and washes and beads of paint, creating a brocade-like skin on the painting’s surface.

Now living in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and Brooklyn, NY, Fueki was born in Japan, and was raised in Brazil.

Her next solo show will be featured at the Mary Boone Gallery, at 745 Fifth Avenue, between E. 57 and E. 58 Streets, in New York City. Fueki has had numerous solo gallery exhibitions, as well as being featured in many group shows, including PS1’s 2005 installment of the Greater New York exhibition.

Her page on the Mary Boone website: www.maryboonegallery.com/artist_info/fueki_info.html

Josh, 72 x 96 inches, 2010, Acrylic and mixed media on paper and wood, by Chie Fueki

Chie Fueki at work