Vũ Kim Thư
Thu Kim Vu was born in 1976 in Hanoi, graduated her BFA from Hanoi University of Fine Arts in 1999, Vietnam and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, United States in 2003.
Focus on line drawing, paper material and using temporary spaces, she had been working on different projects through traveling to create a new experience based on how her line drawing changing the atmosphere of each space. Thu has been participated in a number of residencies worldwide including Vermont Studio Center (USA) Goyang National Art studio, (Korea), Sanskriti Kendra, (India), KuenstlerdorfSchoeppingen (Germany), Mc Coll Center of Visual Art (USA), Rockefeller Bellagio Center (Italy), Museum of Contemporary Art, A Coruna ( Spain)…which contribute a great influence in shaping her works into many directions.
In recent years, Thu was interested in Japanese culture and her studies of Washi paper leads her to new experimentation with paper sculpture and lighting based on her current experience in three residencies in Japan: Kamiyama Artists in Residence Program, Mino Paper Art Village and Sapporo Artist in Residence Program. Her current work is the project in progress with miniature landscape drawing using the free form of light sculpture influence from the lantern Art in Japan combine with her brushstrokes of ink.