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Naoko Wowsugi Professorial Lecturer Department of Art

Degrees
Wowsugi received an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BFA from both the Kansas City Art Institute and Osaka University of Arts in Japan. 

Bio
Naoko Wowsugi, an artist of Korean-Japanese descent, works with photography, video, and performance as forms of communication. Using interdisciplinary practices of visual art, local research, and community participation, Wowsugi’s projects highlight and fortify everyday communal and interpersonal identities. Notable recent exhibitions and talks include “Fungus Among Us” at Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC (2019); “Open Engagement” at Queens Museum, Queens, NY (2018); “Ae Kai: A Culture Lab on Convergence," presented by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center in Honolulu, HI (2017) ; and "The Outwin: American Portraiture Today," at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery (2016). www.wowsugi.com
See Also
artist website
For the Media
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Teaching

Spring 2021

  • ARTS-235 Artist's Perspect: Video Art

  • ARTS-235 Artist's Perspect: Video Art

  • ARTS-245 Artist's Persp: Digital Photog

Summer 2021

  • ARTS-245 Artist's Persp: Digital Photog

Fall 2021

  • ARTS-235 Artist's Perspect: Video Art

  • ARTS-245 Artist's Persp: Digital Photog

  • CORE-105 Complex Problems Seminar: Collaboration Is Complex

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Exhibitions/Performances

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