About the Artist

Naomi Kuo was born in Houston, TX and is currently living and working out of Queens, NY. She is a mixed-media artist whose work engages with with neighborhood formation and Asian American communities. Kuo utilizes drawing, painting, collage, quilting, and socially engaged art to make connections between societal systems, built environments, material culture and individual experience.

Education & Work:

2013: University of Texas in Austin - BA in English and Studio Art

2013-2015: Transform Arts, Cru NYC - Artist in Residence

2015-2018: Transform Arts, Cru NYC - Staff

2015-2017: Thrive Collective - Teaching Artist

2017-2019: Queens College (City University of New York) - MFA in Studio Art / Social Practice


Exhibition History:

2014: "Jo-Hwa" @ All Things Project Gallery

2015: "Building Stories: Two Woman Show" @ All Things Project Gallery

2015: Long Island City Artist Group Show @ Falchi Building

2015-2016: "Who is My Neighbor? NYC" @ Walls-Ortiz Gallery & Center

2016: "Rhapsody in Color" @ Samuel J Wood Library w/ The National League of American Pen Women

2016: "Paradise in the City" @ Local Project Art Space

2017: “Commodity & Ideology” Korea Art Forum @ Klapper Gallery, Queens College

2018: “A Fresh Civility” Queens College MFA Spring Show @ Plaxall Gallery

2018: “Queens College Student Exhibition” @ Flushing Town Hall

2018: “Memories of Migration: Common Thread - Making a Community Story Quilt” with Queens Memory @ Flushing Community Library

2018: “Conversations with Harriet and Frederick” @ Walls-Ortiz Gallery and Center

2019: “The Thing Seen” Queens College MFA Spring Show @ Aquarius Studios

2019: “Partitioned Dreams: An MFA Thesis Exhibition” @ Klapper Gallery, Queens College

2019: “Making Community Story Quilts” with Queens Memory @ Community Partnership Gallery, Queens Museum

Event History:

2018: “Quilting Memories of Migration”: A project capstone panel discussion @ American Folk Art Museum Self-Taught Genius Gallery

For more information or further inquiries about the artwork, email nkuo19@gmail.com

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