Tomas Vu: The Fifth Season
September 14 — October 20, 2018
Opening Reception for the Artist:
Friday, September 14, 7 — 9 pm
Tomas Vu was born in Saigon, Vietnam and at the age of ten moved with his family to El Paso, Texas. Vu received a BFA from the University of Texas, El Paso, and went on to earn an MFA from Yale University. He has been a professor at Columbia University School of the Arts since 1996, when he helped found the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies. In 2000, he was appointed the LeRoy Neiman Professor of Visual Arts. Since its inception, Vu-Daniel has served as Director/Artistic Director of the Neiman center. Vu has exhibited nationally and internationally and has had solo museum shows in Japan, Italy, China, and Vietnam. Vu currently lives and works in New York City.
Vu-Daniel received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship award in 2001 and recently, the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program in 2015, the Audience Award for Best Artist and residency at the 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana in 2016 and the 2018 Arts/Industry Residency at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. He has had solo exhibitions at Milwaukee Institute for Art and Design (1998), Museum Haus Kusaya, Yokuska (2001), Centro Colombo Americano, Bogotá (2012) and the China Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing (2015). Vu-Daniel has participated in numerous group shows including Organische Abstraction at Wilhem Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen (2006), Orpheus Selection: In Search of Darkness at MoMA PS1, New York City (2007), Boston High Tea: Master Print Series at Sunshine Museum, Songzhuang (2008), Contemporary Prints at Today Art Museum, Beijing (2009), Ten Years of Process and Collaboration 1998-2008 at Museum of the Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing (2009), The American Contemporary Printing Exhibition at the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, that traveled to the Shanghai Art Museum, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, and Guan Shanyue Art Museum, Shen Zhen (2010), Draw: Mapping Madness at Inside Out Art Museum, Beijing, that traveled to Dali Contemporary Art Museum (2014), and many more. Vu-Daniel currently lives and works in New York, NY.