Snow Yunxue Fu is a New Media Artist, Curator, and Assistant Arts Professor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Institute of Emerging Media. Working with imaging technologies, such as 3D Simulation, AR, XR, and the Metaverse, she creates computer-rendered images, moving images, interactive projects, installations, etc, and merges sociological, anthropological, philosophical, and interdisciplinary explorations into the universal aesthetic and definitive nature of the techno sublime. Her practice is rooted in a post-photographic framework, researching societal relationships with imaging and VR experiences within a web 2.0 and now 3.0 context. Her practice also echoes the investigations of historical Chinese and Western painters who peered into the implications of our capacity to experience the sublime in nature. With a background in traditional Chinese and Western abstract painting, Fu saw her transition a decade ago into new media as a natural extension of her technical and conceptual research. As a female Chinese American immigrant, she lives an international dialogue and a felt betweenness, through which she investigates our shared humanity through the lens of technology.
Fu’s work has been exhibited globally in the Venice Architecture Biennale, Times Square ZAZ Billboard, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Pioneer Works, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago Game Space, Saatchi Art, Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale, Duende Art Museum, the NADA Art Fair, etc, and her work has been featured in the New York Times, Boston Globe, and Pearl River Delta Art News. She has presented her research at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; University of Chicago; China Academy of Art, Tsinghua University; SIGGRAPH; SIGGRAPH Asia; International Symposium on Electronic Art; Chinese American Art Faculty Symposium; and The Center of Chinese Art at William Paterson University. In recent years, she has built and curated exhibitions and events in the VR WSPark - Metaverse Exhibition Project, co-hosted by the DSLCollection. Her work has been collected by the Duende Art Museum in Guangdong, China; the Ellen and Richard Sandor Family Collection; the Current Museum of Art; multiple NFT collections, and, at the age of five, by the National Art Museum of China.
Fu has been teaching full-time at NYU Tisch School of the Arts since 2019. She formerly taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), the China Academy of Art (CAA), etc. She obtained a Master of Fine Arts Degree (2014) from the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation department at SAIC, a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) Degree (2012) in Studio Art from SAIC, another BFA (2011) in Painting from Southeast Missouri State University, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree (2011) in Studio Art from Sichuan Normal University in China.
Artist Snow Yunxue Fu with her Virtual Human Project "Daughter ICE" at the ArtLabb Launch Exhibition by NYU Metaverse Collaborative and DMA United at the Web3 NYC Gallery on 5th Ave of New York City, 2022.