Snow Yunxue Fu's Curatorial Work and Links to Course Blogs
SAIC MacLean 1307 Screening Space
Über-Marionettes is a public Experimental 3D Animation screening program showcasing works that concentrate on animation techniques utilizing bodily forms, prefabricated models, key-framed animation, as well as motion capture data. Drawing from theatrical, performative, cinematic, sculptural, and game practices, the works exhibited explore the capabilities of 3D software to create and activate personas while juxtaposing the relation between author and actor, body and self. The screening is organized by the students and features student final works from Fall 2017’s Digital Bodies Performed class taught by Snow Yunxue Fu and TA-ed by Anneli Goeller, in the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Featuring Artists: Daniel Brookman, Max Crider, Stefan Glowacki, Zachery Harwood, Jiantao Hu, Joo Young Lee, Zoe Li, Jennifer Muraoka, Emily Okin, Li Yao, and Li Yue
Digital Bodies Performed Class Blog
Photos from Final Screening
Final showcase of the student works from the course Game Space and Virtual Environment, TA-ed by Minshuo Tang. Students in this course are challenged not only to learn the basic technical skills of game design, using 3D animation/game software such as Maya, Unity, Blender, and Sculptris. Rather, they are asked to think critically about art making using these tools by exploring ideas of interactivity, storytelling, simulation, and social events.
Final Show Installation
Game Space Class Blog
3) Air Conditioned Art Practice
School of Art and Artists' Residency
This unlikely alliance of restless college students is sinking fast into the moody and unstable world of Autodesk Maya. She's a manic-pixie-dream-software; hard to get, but worth the challenge. The art practice is air-conditioned, but darkness surrounds them as they struggle to function in the dense forests of Michigan. In the show Air Conditioned Art Practice, we see a glimpse of the life they might lead. Together or apart, in prints or in video, love and creation with a computer in the woods: it's complicated. Air Conditioned Art Practice is the final show of the Ox-bow, School of Art and Artists' Residency's 3D Animation, Virtual Environment class, taught by Snow Yunxue Fu and TA-ed by Nick Flaherty in Summer 2017. Exhibiting artists: John Kasarda, Alexander Exum, Ashley Gillanders, Nicholas Cordova, and Max Crider, David Carrillo, Elizabeth Loftus, Angie Gonzalez, Sara Roth, and Nathaniel Gillette.
Final Show Documentation and 3D Animation Virtual Environment Class Blog
SAIC MacLean 1307 Screening Space
Simulythos is a new media screening that focuses on experimental 3D animation techniques utilizing simulation software. Appropriating techniques usually used for special effects, advertisement, and mainstream cinema, our artists contextualize these processes to produce experimental media art. These artworks explore new mythos, narratives and themes explored through virtual worlds, and various forms of digital culture. Thus, Simulythos encompasses the uncanny while simulating dynamic environments. The screening features student work from Spring 2017’s Atmospheric Animation class taught by Snow Yunxue Fu and TA-ed by Benji Sayed, in the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Featuring works by: Cheryl Acuña, Daniel Brookman, Max Crider, Nick Flaherty, Jiantao Hu, Dohee Kim, Grant Kraushar, Jooyoung Lee, and Zhihui Long.
Atmospheric Animation Class Blog
5) The Main Evanston 3D Animation Program
The program runs from December 2016 to April 2017, organized by Yuge Zhou and curated by Snow Yunxue Fu, supported by the Riverside Investment & Development Company. The Project showcases selected work of some of the artists from Snow Yunxue Fu's Fall 2016 Atmospheric 3D Animation class at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The artists in the order of the exhibition are: Bobby Swainhart, Nick Flaherty, Stefan Glowacki, Minsuh Kim, Hadyn Cortez, Dohee Kim, Antonio Manaligod, Daniel Brookman, Peishi Zhang, Jackie Shin, Mario Acosta-Warren, Anna Romanova, and also Snow Yunxue Fu.
6) Post Landscape Arcade
The exhibition is curated by Snow Yunxue Fu and Alfredo Salazar-Caro at the Sullivan Gallery showcase eight 3D video game artwork that is made by the students from the Early College Program Game Design class in the summer 2016 semester at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
An Experimental 3D Animation Screening Event held at the Double Frame Gallery locates in the Mana Contemporary Chicago. The Artists in Oceanic_.bin use environment simulation software made for special effects in movies and advertisements, to create video work in terms of experimental cinema and contemporary media art. The goals of the artwork are to explore our relationship with the physical, and digital environments we inhabit. The software abstracts elements in nature to simulate them, creating a space between the virtual and visceral sensory experience.
Final Screening Work Collection
Screening Event Photos
8) Double Frame Gallery
Double Frame Gallery is run by a Chicago-based artist collective named Group Format. The gallery aims to regularly present new exhibitions and artistic programming from artists in the group as well as the curation of other local and international artists. Fu is a member of Group Format and manages the gallery's operation.
The Double Frame Gallery is located on the 4th Floor of Mana Contemporary Chicago.
Gallery Facebook Page
An exhibition of works on the second floor by Jon Cates, Mo Chen, Snow Yunxue Fu, Philip Hanson, Max Hattler, Alan Kwan, and Philip Vanderhyden. Curated by artist curators Mo Chen and Snow Yunxue Fu, the exhibition takes on the idea of abstract space both physically and metaphysically.
Zhou B Art Center, 2nd Floor Exhibition Space
Opening: 7-10pm, July 17th, 2015
July 17th - Aug 28th, 2015
The show will also have a panel discussion with the artists and guest panelist Chaz Evens on July 18, 2015 from 12:30 to 2pm.
Exhibition Page at Zhou B Art Center
Audio Curator Tour of the Show
-Scape Show Catalogue PDF download
10) A City to Wear
A Contemporary Chicago Painting Survey Group Show
Snow Yunxue Fu co-curated with Summer Xiao Han
The Research House for Asian Art
Sep 19 - Oct 12, 2014
A City to Wear Opening Photos Link
A City to Wear Show Catalogue PDF download
New Media Group Show
Snow Yunxue Fu co-curate with Tie Jojima and Nhung Walsh
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July 31 - Oct 1, 2014
ReConstellation Show Photos Link
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Snow Yunxue Fu co-curated with Tie Jojima and Nhung Walsh
Apr 17, 2014
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13) Eye and Ear Clinic Programs
a grad student group supported by the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
Snow Yunxue Fu lead and organized visiting artist talks, screenings, and shows as well as studio visits for the SAIC students.
Aug 2013 - May 2014
Eye and Ear Clinic Blog Link
14) Experimental 3D Animation Screening
curated by Snow Yunxue Fu
Autumn Space Gallery
May 18, 2013
Experimental 3D Animation Screening Photos Link
15) vERSUS REALITY
a female artists Experimental 3D Animation Installation group show
Snow Yunxue Fu co-curated with Hiba Ali
SUGS Gallery in Chicago
Oct 3 - Oct 24, 2013
vERSUS REALITY Show Website Link
16) Young Talent: Chinese Guiyang Stars Children’s Art School Student Show
curated by Snow Yunxue Fu, in collaboration with Mary Erbach
Art Institute of Chicago
Ryan Education Center
Trott Family Gallery
Jan - March, 2012
Show Photo Link