Snow Yunxue Fu is an Assistant Arts Professor of the Department of Photography and Imaging at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University (NYU). She has formerly taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and etc. She holds an MFA in Studio Art and BFA in Painting from the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation (FVNMA) department at SAIC, a BFA in Painting from Southeast Missouri State University, and a BA in Fine Arts from Sichuan Normal University in China.
Using topographical computer-rendered images and installations, Fu’s practice merges historical painterly, philosophical, and post-photographic explorations into the universal aesthetic and definitive nature of the sublime. With a background in painting, she sees her transition into new media as a natural extension of her conceptual research in which she draws parallels between the physical, metaphysical, and multi-dimensionality. Her interviews and reviews have been covered in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Arebyte on Screen, Sedition, Guangzhou Today’s Focus in China, and the St. Louis Magazine Art Review. Her gallery representation includes TRANSFER Gallery New York, Carlos Reid Gallery, and The OUTPUT in Shanghai. Her work has been collected by the Currents Museum in New York and she remains the youngest artist collected by the National Art Museum of China.
Her works have been shown nationally and internationally, including the Venice Architecture Biennale, Pioneer Works, Sediton, Arebyte Gallery in London, Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale, Thoma Art House, NADA Art Fair, TRANSFER Download, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Barcelona Loop Festival, The Wrong Biennale, Expo Chicago, Hong Kong Art Center, Chicago Filmmakers, MOMA PopRally Screening, Print Screen Festival in Israel, the Gene Siskel Film Center, and several Venice Biennale satellite showings. She has participated in residencies such as the Hatch Residency through the Chicago Artist Coalition and Estudio Nómada’s Mas els Igols Residency in Barcelona, Spain. She has presented on her work and research at institutions, symposiums, and international conferences including International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), SIGGRAPH Anaheim, the Celebrating Women in New Media Symposium at SAIC, and juried in the 29th Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival in Chicago.
Prior to teaching at NYU, Fu previously taught five years at SAIC mainly in the departments of Film, Video New Media and Animation, and also in other departments such as Contemporary Practices, Academic Spine Curriculum, and Continuing Studies. Through the Study Abroad program at SAIC, she co-led two study trips, one touring Italy and the Venice Biennale, and the other an exploration of contemporary and historic art throughout mainland China and Hong Kong. She has also taught and developed courses at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Ox-bow School of Art and Artists Residency. Fu received the Best Artwork Award in the Mykonos Multi-Media Festival in Greece and the Finalists Award in the Media Art Category of the 18th Incubator for Film and Visual Media in Asia (ifva) in Hong Kong. She was awarded the Diversity Infusion Grant and Faculty Enrichment Grant at SAIC, the Shapiro Center Research and Collaboration Grant, and the Commissioned Work Grant by the Ammerman Center for the Arts and Technology in Connecticut.