Performances - Director
Gwen Yen Chiu is an independent artist based in Chicago, IL. She not only operates her own artistic practice out of the west loop of Chicago, she also assists in the artistic processes of other Chicago based artists, such as Richard Hunt and Eric Stephenson.She attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she originally studied fashion design and pattern making. However, she immediately fell in love with metals and changed her academic course to sculpture. Her excitement and passion for arts casting have taken her around the world, furthering her artistry and knowledge in the process, leading to her residency as visiting artist for Sloss Metal Arts in 2018. Her work, although feature cast and fabricated metal as its core, is often an orchestration of mixed materials such as fabrics, organics, plastics, and robotic programming.