Wei Jane Chir
Wei Jane Chir has spent almost twenty years living and making art in Europe and America, as well as participating in exhibitions around the world, including in Russia, Germany, Taiwan, and the United States. She studied painting and printmaking at San Francisco State University, and earned a BFA and an MFA from the University of Art in Berlin. Her work is a search for harmony and peace in a world of conflict, inspired by culture and social environments. While a Geraldine R. Dodge artist-in-residence in 2003, she worked in the intaglio studio producing a series of etching for the artist’s book The Gate of Heavenly Peace. She returned in 2008 to work on a series of prints in the silkscreen studio, and again in 2015 to create another artist’s book about illegal organ harvesting in China, Buddha’s Tears. Wei lives and works in Jersey City and Taipei, Taiwan.