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Meet Peiyi: a new converger

By caitlin on February 28, 2014

pwong headshotMeet Peiyi

Peiyi is the first 2014 Indy Convergence artist we will feature this year. Keep checking our blog for information on our other incredible artists, their work, projects, and what led them to IC.

Peiyi will work with fellow participant Stephanie Nugent on a dance/theater piece titled “Migrations”. She will teach a free community workshop in May called ” A Physical Utterance”.  Workshop participants will share poems and other writings then break into smaller groups to create an installation or piece of performance. Participants will be asked to consider the specific site of the installation or performance, and how we are meant to view / discover / engage with it.

Peiyi Wong is a writer, scenographer, and interdisciplinary artist.  She works primarily in theater, film, and installation, with a particular interest in experimental modes of expression and collaboration.

Originally from Santa Barbara, CA, Peiyi studied Literature and Visual Arts at Columbia University in New York, where she received her BA.  She then spent several years as a  freelance designer based in Brooklyn and working in the NY downtown theater, puppetry, and experimental music scenes, with excursions into independent and commercial cinema.  In 2010 she returned to California to deepen her practice through graduate studies.  She holds an MFA in Scenic Design from the California Institute of the Arts, where she was also a participant in the Center for Integrated Media.
Her work has been shown at REDCAT, HERE Arts Center, P.S. 122, The Ontological-Hysteric Theater, The Chocolate Factory, the Prague Quadrennial, Automata Arts, and various other venues and institutions in New York, Berlin, New Orleans, and Los Angeles.

We can’t wait to work with Peiyi. Check back soon for her workshop time and be sure to join us May 17 at the Wheeler Arts Building in Fountain Square (behind Bud’s Supermarker) to see her Side Project performed.

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