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Chenyang Mu

Chenyang Mu

Born: China

Chenyang Mu, a glass artist originally from China, is working to complete her MFA in Glass at Rochester Institute of Technology. She earned her undergraduate degree from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China in 2013.  She then spend time working at “ShineBox” Glass Art Studio, before beginning her studies in Rochester, NY in 2016. [1]

Mu creates glass sculptures that integrate sound, shape, and material.  Sound is her inspiration.  In her artist statement, she explains, “Sounds evoke shapes that in turn change the sounds….[Glass] can be turned into almost any shape and size. It’s very easy to produce unexpected surprises and feelings.” [2]

In 2016, Mu won third place in the Glass Art Society’s International Student Online Exhibition in the graduate category for her piece Evoke, a work that explored shape and material and, as Mu explains, “use[s] form to deconstruct and reconstruct sound.” [3]

[1] Chenyang Mu, “Resume.”

[2] Chenyang Mu, “Artist Statement.”

[3] Glass Art Society, “2016 International Student Online Exhibition Press Release,” 12/31/2016, https://www.glassart.org/_Library/Press_Releases/2016_International_Student_Online_Exhibition.pdf. (Accessed 10/04/2017)