Ai-Wen Wu Kratz Artist Catalog | Agora Gallery

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Ai-Wen Wu Kratz is originally from Hong Kong. She received a BFA in Painting and Mathematics from Fort Wright College in Spokane, WA., and an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI. She is an alumna of Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture. She holds a diploma, “Breaking Into Print” from the Institute For Writers, Madison, CT. In addition to exhibits in the United States, Kratz had one-person exhibitions in France, Germany, England, Egypt, and Austria. Her works can be found in private and public collections in Canada, Germany, Bangladesh, Argentina, and the U.S., including the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Mara Ferloni, Critic and Journalist commented on works by Ai-Wen Wu Kratz: “A fascinating language rich in meaningful forms with a dialectic indicating a style of maturity, an emotional lyricism which becomes a protagonist across a palpable rendering for forms. A scenic rendering full of joy, in which one is surrounded by a joy of colors which testify to a great creative sensitivity expressed in a language which preserves fascinating poetry in its structural integrity.”

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Anticipating Spring, 2023 Acrylic on canvas 30” x 32” $4000 B U Y O N A RT- M I N E . C O M


In Praise of Children Literature, 2023 Acrylic on canvas 30” x 32” $4000 B U Y O N A RT- M I N E . C O M


Color Logic II / Green, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 10” x 10” $650 B U Y O N A RT- M I N E . C O M


Color Logic II / Orange, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 10” x 10” $650 B U Y O N A RT- M I N E . C O M


Upon Far and Near, 2020 Acrylic on canvas 24” x 36” $3500 B U Y O N A RT- M I N E . C O M


A Dream With Five Leaves Along A Country Road, 2012 Pen & ink on paper 14.5” x 20” $4000 B U Y O N A RT- M I N E . C O M


To Plant Flowers While Waiting, 2012 Acrylic on canvas 72” x 108” $18000 B U Y O N A RT- M I N E . C O M


Spring Canzonetta, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 30” x 24” $5000 B U Y O N A RT- M I N E . C O M


Color Logic II / Red, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 10” x 10” $650 B U Y O N A RT- M I N E . C O M


Dance To The Earth, 2015 Acrylic on canvas 60” x 12” $3000 B U Y O N A RT- M I N E . C O M


I Found In Him My Star, My Sun, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 28” x 45” $6000 B U Y O N A RT- M I N E . C O M


Improvisation, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 17” x 17” $2000 B U Y O N A RT- M I N E . C O M


New Finds, 2019 Acrylic on canvas 8” x 32” (Four 8” x 8” units) $2200 B U Y O N A RT- M I N E . C O M


Renewal / Part II, 2014 Acrylic on canvas 51” x 60” $5000 B U Y O N A RT- M I N E . C O M


Renewal / Part III, 2014 Acrylic on canvas 20” x 40” $2500 B U Y O N A RT- M I N E . C O M


Transformation, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 31” x 33” $3000 B U Y O N A RT- M I N E . C O M


Étude (diptych), 2015 Acrylic on canvas 10” x 18” $750 B U Y O N A RT- M I N E . C O M



In the 2024 Prix De Lausanne Ballet Competition, the coach told the candidates, “Don’t let the pirouette be the boss. You, the dancer, are the boss.” My apprehension of the suggestion is: “Don’t do what you do mindlessly. But be the one to shape the outcome.” This gives me a lead to hike my journey as a painter. The fields of human pursuits are innumerable: technology, engineering, science, medicine, philosophy, religion, and a thousand more, all aiming at making ours a better world. The success resulting from the driven devotions of field experts is astounding. All alert my conscience to make my contribution with my education and training. For me, It is to produce artwork. I find inspiration in literature, classical music, contemporary stage design, choreographic lines in ballet, and vocal arts. I attempt to focus my works on spirituality, intellectualism, and aesthetics. My works are not intended for beautification, rather, they are to offer the viewer pathways to reach a higher level of spiritual and intellectual experiences. I am encouraged by Maria Callas’ words, “You are born an artist or you are not. And you stay an artist, even if your voice is less of fireworks. The artist is always there.”

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