Wendy Maruyama is awarded a USA fellowship

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
January 27, 2020

 

 Wendy Maruyama

 

This year, Wendy Maruyama was honored with a USA fellowship. It is an annual award of $50,000 to distinguished artists of varying disciplines. We are so happy to congratulate Wendy on this achievement and incredibly proud to represent her at Momentum Gallery! 

 

Wendy Maruyama, Tule Lake, Wood, steel, ink, plant material, 48 x 20 x 15 inches

 

This year, Wendy Maruyama was honored with a USA fellowship. It is an annual award of $50,000 to distinguished artists of varying disciplines. We are so happy to congratulate Wendy on this achievement and incredibly proud to represent her at Momentum Gallery! 

 

Wendy Maruyama is a furniture designer, installation artist, and professor emeritus of woodworking and furniture design at San Diego State University. After studying for two years at Boston University, Maruyama went on to complete her MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She was one of the first women to graduate from the program. Although best known for her work in designing furniture pieces that verge on the conceptual, Wendy has worked for decades working with numerous mediums.  She frequently explores themes that stem from her Japanese heritage, as well as feminism and social practice.

 

 Wendy Maruyama, Fractured, Tarpaper, nails, oak (reclaimed from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello Estate) 12 x 85 x 14 inches

 

Maruyama has exhibited around the world and has work within many public and private collections, including at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Mint Museum of Art + Design, North Carolina. Maruyama was elected a Fellow of the American Craft Council in 2008.  She is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the 2010 California Civil Liberties Public Education Grant; the Japan/US Fellowship; several National Endowment for the Arts Grants for Visual Artists; and a Fulbright Research Grant to work in the United Kingdom.

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