Born and raised in Taiwan, artist Wu Lan-Chiann received her BFA -with highest honors- from the Chinese Culture University in Taipei, Taiwan. She holds an MA from New York University’s Fine Art Department.
At the core of Wu Lan-Chiann’s paintings is a personal contemplation of universal values and themes that connect people across time and space. While Wu Lan-Chiann’s sources of inspiration are broad and diverse, she creates work that centers on the essence and meaning of life. In her most recent work, she explores the rhythm of nature as an allegory for the human cycle of life.
Wu Lan-Chiann has exhibited her art and lectured on the subject of Chinese ink painting in the Los Angeles area, San Francisco, and well as in New York, Taiwan and Japan. In 2012, Wu Lan-Chiann’s project Cycle of Life was accepted as a sponsored project of Artspire, a program of New York Foundation for the Arts. She is a grant recipient of the Durfee Foundation, the Hakka Foundation and the Taiwanese American Art Council.
In March 2015, Wu Lan-Chiann was invited to participate in the special exhibition of Fine Chinese Painting in conjunction with The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Parts I-VII at the Christie’s New York. Wu Lan-Chiann’s upcoming solo exhibition: Reflections - Contemporary Ink Paintings by Wu Lan-Chiann will be held at The Museum of East Asian Art at Bath, United Kingdom from November 28, 2015 to May 15, 2016. Wu Lan-Chiann’s work is collected on four continents.