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Tess Wei '17

List Gallery Exhibitions Manager and Assistant Curator


Tess Wei, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art


B.A, Swarthmore College
M.F.A., Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts



Biographical Statement

Tess Wei is a Philadelphia-based artist who is interested in lingering as an act of resistance in our fast, contemporary moment, and explores this through painting, photography, sculpture and video. In prioritizing the blurred and the out-of-focus, her work provides space for contemplation, (day)dreaming and rest. Her favorite movie is Harold and Maude.


2020    New Moon, Full Moon, Old Moon; New Moon…, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
2020    B.A.S.E., Anna Zorina, New York, NY (virtual exhibition)
2020     all at once / little by little, Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, PA (two-person exhibition)
2020    touch with your eyes, AUTOMAT, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
2020    Body(No)Body, Brodsky Center, Philadelphia, PA (virtual exhibition)
2020    Jump into The Fire, Atelier FAS, Philadelphia, PA
2019    Form & Reflection, 1526 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (two-person exhibition)