My art practice is inspired by the natural landscapes I have encountered in my land and sea explorations over many years. Observing natural patterns and formations from the Arctic Circle to the Great Barrier Reef has provided the palette and motivation to expand and abstract these vistas and expose the sources and natural processes that form them. As an oil , wax and ink painter, I work with ground pigments made from botanicals and minerals, suspended in cold or hot beeswax, ink and oil paints. The process of creating these images with hot or cold pigments emulates the physical planetary process of heat, cold, pressure and stratification. Posing questions about the past, present and future land and seascapes of our planet is central to my art practice.
Trained in oil, ink, wax painting, and monotype printing, Wo works primarily on wood, washi paper, and stone. As the daughter of NASA Scientists, her education explored not only art but questions in Physics and Philosophy. Wo holds a BA in Philosophy (summa cum laude) with honors from John Carroll University, with concentrated atelier art study in Scandinavia and the US including the Art Students League of NY, Cleveland Institute of Art and SF State University. Her inspiration is drawn from blue water racing and sailing and land travel in natural environments across six continents. 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. Wo is a third generation female painter living in Northern California.
Jan: Linea, Quarantine II, Juried/Curated by James Little, Art Student's League NY, Virtual, NY
Feb: SF Women Artists Curated Member Show SFWA Salon, Virtual & In Person, SF
April: SCAPES - City, Sea & Land, Juror, Randall Sexton, SFWA Gallery, Virtual & In person, SF, CA *Juror's Choice Award
June: Aardvarks in Reykjavik, 2 person show with Davey Whitcraft, In Person, Atlantic Gallery, NYC. https://daveywhitcraft.org
July: Connections V, Curated invitational Exhibition, Atlantic Gallery, NYC
Sep: Solo Exhibition: Water Poems, hosted by SFWA Gallery, SF, CA
Sep: SFWA Abstracts Exhibition, Juror, Phillip Bewley*, SFWA Gallery, SF, CA *Juror's Choice Award, SF, CA
Oct: SFWA Artists Choice Exhibition, Juror, Alan Bamberger*, SFWA Gallery, SF, CA *Juror's Choice Award, SF, CA
Dec: Winter ICB Open Studios, Studio 126, ICB Building, Sausalito, CA
Dec: CONTEXT (ART MIAMI), Alessandro Berni Gallery, Miami, FL
ICB Artists Association
International Encaustic Association
Marin Museum of Contemporary Artists
National Associ. of Independent Artists
San Francisco Women Artists
Alesandro Berni sponsors several artists through his galleries in Italy and New York. As an artist within his gallery, my work is shown at numerous shows throughout the year including: Clio Art Fairs, Art & Design Markets, and Art Basel (Aqua) Miami. My work is also available through the gallery virtual exhibition or by contacting the gallery directly.
Atlantic Gallery is celebrating nearly 50 years in the heart of Chelsea and offers new group and solo exhibitions each month. As an artist/member, my work is available during member shows, featured solo shows, and online.
548 West 28th Street Ste 540
New York, New York. 10001
ICB (Industrial Center Building) is located
in Sausalito just across the Golden Gate Bridge from SF. This landmark building houses more than 100 local artists in the marina area of Marin County. ICB Artists host several events a year including Winter & Spring Open Studios. My studio (126) is open by appointment at other times.
480 Gate 5 Road
Sausalito, CA 94965
An Art Center in historic Hampton, NH founded by Karen Desrosiers, consisting of 8 artist studios, an art classroom space and a gallery with a wide range of art. Each month LHAC offers receptions and special exhibitions. As an exhibiting artist, my work is always available for viewing and purchase during open hours.
380 Lafayette Road
Hampton, NH www.lanehousearts.com
A presence in the San Francisco arts community for over 100 years, San Francisco Women Artists (SFWA) is a nonprofit organization supporting, promoting and expanding representation of women in the arts. SFWA encourages diversity of artists at various stages of their careers and provides juried exhibitions in a gallery setting that fosters a shared, cultural relationship between artists and the public.
647 Irving Street at 8th Avenue
San Francisco, CA
I host several special events a year in my studio in Sausalito. Check in with my website or follow me on Instagram to learn more about these exhibitions. You can always contact me by email if you are interested in a commission or just want to view pieces in person! I look forward to hearing from you!
ICB Building, 480 Gate 5 Rd. Sausalito, CA