Odilia Fu
Biography: Odilia W. Y. Fu Chinese-American, born in Hong Kong.
Has lived and worked in Los Angeles, California; Orlando, Florida, USA.
Currently lives and works in Hong Kong.

Odilia started taking formal painting and drawing lessons in a studio at the age of four. She attended oil and acrylic painting classes, ceramics workshops and art seminars at the universities in both Hong Kong and the United States.

Her artworks were selected by the Curator, and documented at the Netherlands Institute for Art History (Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie)- one of the largest art history centers in the world (2006). Her art project received endorsement from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (2007). She also received letters of encouragement from President Barack Obama, the First Lady Michelle Obama for her letters, poem and artwork as an independent Chinese-American artist (2009). Her artworks were auctioned at an Official Fundraiser in support of President Barack Obama's re-election (2012). Her latest 'Music in Ink' artworks were selected and featured in the 'Broad Brush: New Gestural Paintings Collection', "Spotlight on Asia Collection" by Bridget Carron, Curator and Art Advisor of the prestigious London-based Saatchi Art. (2014)

She was invited by international acoustic guitarist, Steven Hancoff, Musical Ambassador for the U.S. State Department, to participate in his Bach project. Her painting was published in his iBook "J. Sebastian Bach: Pablo Casals and the Six Suites for 'Cello Solo."(2015) Odilia earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Florida (1999). She is by invitation, a member of the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi and Alpha Iota Delta based on academic excellence and exemplary character. Her artworks can be found in private collections throughout Europe and the United States.

Artist's Statement:
"Reinvent Chinese Abstract through the expression of Chi(氣) ,"energy force" ,evolved from the music of Beethoven." Odilia Fu creates paintings that reflect her move from suburban United States back to her birthplace of Hong Kong. Her works capture subjective multi-cultural memories and emotions relating to her surrounding environment in this cosmopolitan city. She expresses and synthesizes these ‘Eastern and Western’ elements through an innovative, semi-abstract art form which combines Chinese calligraphy, ink and acrylic paintings on Xuan paper.

“Music in Ink” (墨樂) is a series of visual soundscapes interposed with the artist’s memories and sentiments which were then transformed into imaginary spaces or dreamscape. Music and urban noises act as both backdrop and inspirations for this abstract series. Ink brush strokes as the results of movement on paper elicit inner thoughts and emotions. Colors, symbols and representational elements evoke cultural mood and references.

2016 Exhibition: - Oxford International Art Fair, Oxford Town Hall, UNITED KINGDOM. Sponsored by the Museum of Oxford (Feb. 2016)
2015 Exhibitions: - Amsterdam International Art Fair, Beurs van Berlage – Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS (Aug. 2015)
- "S’I Fossi Foco" Exhibition, Ex-Chiesa San Nicolao - Bellano
- Como Lake, ITALY. Sponsored by the Province of Lecco, ITALY(Aug / Sept 2015) Special mention as featured artist on Italy TV News!( https://vimeo.com/odiliafu )

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