Lin Wei was born in 1958 and raised on the campus of Qufu Normal University in Shandong, China. Her earliest works of art were chalk drawings on the concrete walls of university housing. She was recognized for her artistic skills throughout her school years, and during her service in the countryside. In 1985, while teaching at Qufu Normal, Lin Wei was selected for the master's program at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. There she completed her graduate studies in oil painting. In 1988, Lin Wei was appointed lecturer at the Shandong Institute of Fine Arts. In 1993, she was invited to deliver a lecture at Mills College in Oakland, California. Once in the United States she found opportunities to further her career and her life. In 2007, Lin Wei opened a studio in San Francisco that is now called Asian Arts School LLC. Here she offers classes to other artists.
Katie Wolf’s practice presents itself as a bridge allowing the Sacred to be sensed in our daily living. Her work explores the various aspects of living in a city surrounded by Nature. In addition, her art is informed by the influences of the many cultures that make up this port city. Wolf’s work takes form through painting, slik screen prints, mosaic glass works, creation of chapel spaces and installations. She has made fabric designs for the vast and modern St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco to intimate sacred spaces, Byzantine icons, and an Art and Nature Retreat Site in Northern California. An ancient and personal symbol system imbues her large-scale paintings, welded steel sculptures, stained glass panels, painted fabric scrolls and wearable art.
I am on my 3rd journey, preschool and lower school art teacher then entrepreneur now fulfilling my lifetime dream of being an artist. I paint everyday, it is what I do .