Qianwen Yu (b. Guilin, China) is an interdisciplinary artist and animator based in Chicago, IL. She graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Film, Video, New media, and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2020. Her artwork and animation has been shown internationally in the United States, the United Kingdom, South Korea, China, France, Czech Republic, Kosovo, Croatia and Mexico.
Combining traditional techniques, such as weaving and hand-drawing with modern ones, Qianwen takes experiments from 20th century Modernism in animation, weaving, sound, and architecture and reimagines them in the contemporary moving-image arena. Her artwork combines different human sensory dimensions, such as touch, vision, and acoustics, and tries to blur the boundaries between different fields of weaving art, animation, film, sound, and space.
(photo credit: Hua Xi Zi)