Wen Dung-Chuan from Taipei, Taiwan, is an interdisciplinary practitioner and graduated with a Master of Applied Design and Art course at Curtin University, Australia. Wen is supervised by Dr Andrew Sunley Smith.
Wen's creative practice explores materials relevant to environmental issues in the Anthropocene era. And applies materiality and Object-Oriented Ontology (OOO) has had a significant impact on his art practice. Thus, that has introduced him to making art with nontraditional materials and merging his work with Wen's background in Taiwanese Buddhism. He consciously attempts to reduce carbon emissions and unnecessary waste in the creation of his work. This process is influenced by conceptual art, and all planning is made ahead of time. His practice combines physical and digital art, including painting, sculpture, digital projecting, extended reality and post-social sculpture. This combination of media can bring greater awareness to the environmental crisis. His artwork often uses coffee as a creative material due to his previous experience as a barista, roaster, and ASCA (Australian Specialty Coffee Association) competitor and judge.
• Exhibition experience:
2022 / Environmental Art & Design Prize Finalist / Manley Art Gallery NSW
2022 / The Street Gallery Fremantle Project / Artsource and City of Fremantle
2022 / Rising Futures / Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery
2021 / Fine Art Graduate Degree Show / Curtin University
2021 / PICA XR Hackathon / XR:WA Festival / Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), Western Australia
2021 / Goolugatup Heathcote Gallery / Perth City, Western Australia
2021 / Virtual Art Gallery / State University of New York at New Paltz, United States
2021 / The Rehearsal by Theatre by the Sea / The Navel Store Fremantle, Western Australia
2011 / Boisbuchet / Domain de Boisbuchet, France
2007 / Young Designers' Exhibition / World Trade Center, Taiwan
Master of Applied Design and Art, Curtin University, Australia.
Bachelor of Business Administration, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan.
Fu-Hsin Trade & Arts School, Taiwan.
2022 / Member of Design Institute of Australia / Australia
2021 - 2022 / Member of Artsource / Western Australia
2022 / Coursera / Foundations of User Experience (UX) Design by Google
2021 / Fremantle Biennale Project Overload (2021) by Andrew Sunley Smith / Artist Assistant
2021 / AMaGA Western Australia Exhibition Development / Participant
2021 / Coursera / Modern and Contemporary Art and Design Specialization by MoMA
2020 / Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Western Region Latte Art Visual Judge
2019 / ASCA Competition Assistant Judge
2008 - 2012 / Taipei Artist Village and Treasure Hill / Volunteer
2022 / Environmental Art & Design Prize Finalist
2021 / Master of Arts Creative Project Student Funding / Curtin University
2021 / Melville Contemporary Art Prize Finalist
2020 / ASCA Cup Tasters Western Region Placed Third
2018 / ASCA Cup Taster Australia Finalist
2018 / ASCA Cup Tasters Western Region Placed Second
2021 / Shinshu University x Curtin University Sustainability and Climate Change Discussion Event
2022 / Illustration / Coffee People Zine Issue 16 / USA
2021 / Illustration / Coffee People Zine Issue 11 / USA
Typography, visual design, video editing, animation, contextual research, storyboarding, 3D printing, conceptual modeling, virtual reality and augmented reality.
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Blender, Unity and Spark AR.