My encaustic practice is inspired by the textures and patterns I observe in nature. Manipulating natural materials with heat and cold defines my process. I work primarily with ground pigments and tree resin suspended in heated beeswax. Applying this heated solution to substrates such as wood, stone or paper, I often use fire or ice to develop my images.
As an artist trained in oil, ink, encaustic painting, and monotype printing, Wo works primarily on washi paper, wood and stone. Education includes a BA in Philosophy (summa cum laude) with honors from John Carroll University, painting classes at the Art Students League of NY and painting with various mentors and workshops (Denmark, USA & Japan). Inspiration is drawn from years of travel and exploration in natural environments from the Arctic to the Great Barrier Reef. Wo's work is in the permanent collections of: the New York Hall of Science Museum, the Hosby Konsthall Print Museum (Sweden), and the Museum of Encaustic Art (Santa Fe, NM) and numerous private collections.
2020 Visions 2020, Member's Group Show, Atlantic Gallery, NY January
2020 Future Perfect, Member's Online Show, Atlantic Gallery, NY April
2020 ACLU AndrogyNYC, Juried Group Show/Auction, NY, NY (virtual) July
2020 Alessandro Berni Gallery Virtual Show, NY (virtual) Artsy
2020 Retrospective, Solo Show, NH (hosted by V. Shelton) July - Sept.
2020 New Work, Curated Group Show, Lane House Arts Center, Hampton, NH
2020 David Allison & Friends, Curated show, Atlantic Gallery, NY December
2020 Quarantined II, Juried Show (James Little), ASL-NY Linea, December (virtual)
2019 International Print Show Juried Group Show, Husby Konstall, Sweden
2019 Encaustic Entanglements, Solo Show, Atlantic Gallery, NY
2019 Traces, Solo Show, SAA Gallery, NH
2019 Journey, 3 woman show, David Campbell Gallery, Concord, NH
2019 Lands We Love, 3-woman invitational, Western Australia
2019 Art Basel: Aqua Pavilion, Alessandro Berni Gallery (Sponsor), Miami, FL
2019 Passages, Juried Group Theme Show (Best in Show) SAA Gallery, NH
2019 Conversations in Color, 2-woman monotype show, Exeter, NH
2018 Beginnings, Juried Group Show, Kat Payge Gallery, Denver, CO
2018 Global Warming, Juried Group Show, Museum of Encaustic Art, Santa Fe, NM
2018 OCEAN Exhibition, ASI:Art & Scence, Juried Group Show, NY Hall of Science, NY,
2018 Small Treasures, Juried Group Show, Inverness Ctr for Arts, Nova Scotia, CN
2018 Horizons, Solo Show, Art Up Front Street Gallery, NH
2018 Hopeful Darkness, IEA Juried Show, Atlantic Gallery, NY