Featured Artist: Yishu Wang

In the Featured Artist|Designer section, I highlight artists and designers that I’ve worked with personally as students or clients. The goal is to promote their work to a larger audience and to give more context to the kind of work that I do as an English language coach.

Who is Yishu Wang?

Yishu Wang is an art educator and printmaker from Xi’an, China – a city with a lot of history. She is currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S.

She says this about her work:

“My artwork is inspired by my experience as an immigrants and as a woman. The beauty of the exotic landscape always give me the passion to create. I love to observe and think about how the geographic and cultural surrounding influenced one’s mindset. My work and the choice of media has been changed since I have lived different cities.

The most difficulty I have encountered so far is seeking the balance between my personal life and my studio working time. After graduated from school, it is pretty hard to be a full time artist any more.”

Selections of Yishu’s work

One of the things I really like about Yishu’s work is that she walks the line between abstract and figurative. This gives the viewers a glimpse into the artist’s meaning but still lets us create our own story about it. I love the sense of mystery and drama that her work evokes. I also really enjoy the different textures she creates in her prints.

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To see more of Yishu’s work, take a look at her website:

How did I help?

Yishu was technically never one of my students or clients, but I got to know her through my San Francisco student community. There were several times that she and her housemates invited me into their home and made delicious food for me. In fact, I still have her recipe for chicken wings! There were also several times that their group had problems come up while trying to adjust to life in a new culture, like issues with roommates and landlords. I did my best to advise and support them in whatever ways I could. Being a part of a community is really important, especially when you’re living and working in a different culture. I’m happy to see that she has decided to stay in the U.S. and is still making impressive work!

I want to help you too!

If you are looking for a community, I’d like to get to know you too! I started The Studio to be a place where people who are interested in art and design could meet, chat, and support each other. It’s a great place to make new friends, ask questions, or practice your English! Sign up if you’d like to join us. It’s free!

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