Luo Wang was born in Nanjing, China. She is an interdisciplinary artist and art educator who currently lives and works in Urbana, IL.
Raised in Nanjing, a city associated with long and profound history, Wang has been always interested in the historical events and cultural dynamic. Influenced by her experience as a photojournalist in China, and then moved to the United States, she is interested in unveiling the tensions between different cultures, the feelings of displacement, and the stories of bygone times. Her artistic practice explores culture differences, socio-political surroundings, and the access of visual culture. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including: Aperture Summer Open, New York; Open Center for the Arts, Tlaquepaque, Mexico; Sullivan Galleries, Chicago; Steam Whistle Gallery, Toronto, Canada, ect.
Her practice and research interests as an art educator include: contemporary time-based art (performance art, socially engaged art), lens-based art (photography, video), and multicultural studies. Luo Wang is currently a Master of Art candidate of Art Education at The University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.