Christine Wu is a California based artist working mainly in figurative oil painting. She earned her BFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Europe and the US and has been published in a number of art publications such as Hi-Fructose and Juxtapoz.
In her own words:
Growing up, my mother constantly told me that beauty was useless.
In elementary school, I had a male teacher tell me that I’d grow up to make many men very miserable.
When I was in middle school, my brother told me I’d make a good trophy wife. I had no idea what that meant.
During high school, a guy friend told another friend that she had a wide smile, and that it was a good thing, because “that’s what guys like.”
As I was leaving, an ex said, “I was going to marry you,” as if that were the ultimate aspiration.
Our experiences and memories are what shape us…
Summer is upon us, along with unwelcome jeers.
Beauty is only the beginning of the conversation.
This is sample of her work
All images © Christine Wu