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Born and raised in Taiwan, and trained as an engineer, Shu-Ju Wang settled in Oregon after stays in Saudi Arabia, California, and New Jersey. In 2000, she left engineering to become a full time artist. With an immigrant’s eye, Shu-Ju paints a portrait of her sometimes wonderful, sometimes unsettling, first generation American life.
Shu-Ju tells us, "I'm inspired and influenced by Persian and Mughal miniatures, medieval art, illuminated manuscripts, Islamic art, East and Central Asian art, and also the Abstract Expressionists. I tend to work with a flat or very compressed perspective..."