Tsungwei Moo was born in Taipei, Taiwan. She received her degree in Mass Communication from Tankage University, earning one of three top honors in all of Taiwan. She was formerly employed as an advertising art director in Taipei. Upon emigrating to San Francisco, Tsungwei, a lifelong artist, decided to dedicated herself to art. She has produced a significant body of work in many mediums including ceramics and printmaking, as well as painting.
She has exhibited her work in galleries and museums throughout the Bay Area. She is also an artist in residence at Yosemite National Park, where she teaches pastel drawing. She won 2018 San Francisco Muni Art Bus project. Her works was on 20 buses drives around the city for 4 months. She is currently a participant in the Art of Peace Project, which transforms gun parts into art where she won the Phoenix Rising Award.
Her work reveals her direct observation of life, informed by her hard-earned technical virtuosity, her professional background, her many travels around the world, and her passion for the shared experience of humanity.
1. What would you call home?
a. a town?
b. a city or a specific area within a city?
c. a common language?
d. a continent?
e. an appartement?
Answer: For me, home is the place where I feel deeply connected. I can live inside with the people I love and care about.
2. Do you have a second home? And if so: could you imagine having a third and a fourth home?
Answer: My first home is Taiwan, where I was born and grew up. All of my family is in Taiwan. My second home is San Francisco, where I live with my beloved cat »Rasta«. My third home is Yosemite National Park, U.S.A. Where I have been teaching art workshop during summer over there for the past 7 years. My fourth home is located in Red Ground, Negril, Jamaica. My former partner worked in construction there. He built the house we lived in there. He was murdered during a robbery by gunman inside our home; This tragedy led me to dedicate myself in anti-gun violence art projects. I want to create a home that I can return to one day, and feel safe again. We all deserve a safe home... a place where our families and community can grow and prosper. Soo many of us are forced to live in violent neighborhoods. This tragedy has inspired me, more than ever, to use my art to make the world a better place. My future home is in Yachats, Oregon, U.S.A. where my fiancé is living now; We are going to build our future home there together.
3. Is nature a friend?
Answer: Nature is bigger than just a friend. Mother nature provides everything we need to survive and flourish. Man-made ecological footprints have huge impacts in our environments; overconsumption natural resources, and manmade pollutions ruin our natural habitats. We need to keep our earth healthy so that all the generations, and all the lifeforms, can have fresh air to breathe and clean water to drink.