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This is the website of Mona Wu, Winston-Salem, NC's Artist of the Year for 2003. Mona's work is represented by the Hawthorne Gallery of Winston-Salem.

A native of China, Mona came to the United States in 1971. She studied Chinese painting and calligraphy in Hong Kong. Since moving to Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1974, she has taught Chinese Brush Stroke Painting at the Sawtooth Center for Visual Art from 1981-1998.

In 1996, Mona received her BA in Art History from Salem College. Starting in 1997, Mona has been taking printmaking classes from David Faber at Wake Forest University. From 1997 through 2005, she worked part-time at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art as coordinator of Older Adults Art Discovery Program.

Mona was selected as Winston-Salem Sawtooth Center for Visual Art Artist of the Year in 2003.

Artist's Statement

I was steeped in Chinese traditional art while growing up in Asia. I am also deeply interested in the ancient art form of Chinese written language. Although I have switched to a different medium in making art, from brush painting to printmaking, I still want to incorporate that interest and knowledge into my work. My work deals with surface design with emphasis on Asian motif.