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M.F.A.     University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1996
B.F.A.      The School of Art Institute of Chicago, 1993

Current     Emeritus Professor at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC          
                  Visiting Professor at Wuhan Textile University, Wuhan, China
2008-11     Assistant Professor, College of Design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC.
2004-08   Asst. Professor (Tenure Track), School of Art & Design, College of Fine Arts & Communication, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
2000-03   Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Art + Design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

2014      Cary Art Center, Cary, NC, “In Cloth We Remember”, Grant Recipient 2014-2015
              1st Yango Biennale, Kinshasa, DR Congo, Selected Artist
              Nijmegen Festival, Netherlands, Selected Solo Community Artist
2012      IFAA Art Platform, Belgium, “Celebrating a Culture of Cultures”, Selected Artist Resident/Fellow
              1st International Biennial of Casablanca, Casablanca, Morocco, Selected Artist
2009     17th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA, Artistic Selection Award
2008     North Carolina Arts Council, Visual Arts Fellowship, 2008-2009
2008     “Imagination as National Competitiveness”, Seoul, South Korea, Keynote Speaker
              World Creativity Summit, Taipei, Taiwan, Keynote Speaker  
              Asian Studies Program, East Carolina University, Curriculum Development Award
2007     8th Annual Contemporary International Juried Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, NE, Award of Excellence
2006     Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2003     Arts Round Town Festival, Chapel Hill, NC, People’s Choice Award
2001      Grassroots Art Grants, Chatham Arts Council, Grant Recipient

2015     Art Student League of Denver, Denver, CO, Visiting Artist
2012     IFAA Platform, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, Artist-in-Residence Fellowship
             Ifitry Art Center, Morocco, Artist-in-Residence Fellowship
2006    Robert M. MacNamara Foundation, Westport Island, ME Artist-in-Residence Fellowship
             Burapa University, Conburi, Thailand, Artist-in-Residence Fellowship
2003    Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA, Artist-in-Residence Fellowship (NC Representative 2003-2004)

2016     Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC, Separation and More
2014     Cary Art Center, Cary, NC, In Clothes We Remember
2013     Fred Parker Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
             Schoenherr Gallery, North Central College, Naperville, IL, ReMaterialization/Relive Memory
2012     Lincoln Center, Fort Collins , CO
2011      Boseman Gallery, University of North Carolina Wilmington
2010     The Arts Center at the Imperial Centre, Rocky Mount, NC, Materialize Memories
             Rauschenberg Gallery, Fort Myers, FL
             New Arts Program Solo Exhibition and Consultation Residency Competition
2009    LH Horton Jr. Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA, Dormant Thought
             A.D. Gallery, UNC-Pembroke, Pembroke, NC, Jan-Ru Wan: Mixed-Media Artist
             Kinston Art Center, Kinston, NC
2008    Guinan Gallery, The Art Institute of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, Dormant Thought
             Fine Arts Gallery, Seminole Community College, Sanford, FL
2007    Grothaus Pearl Gallery, Kansas City, MO, Potent Thread
             Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC, Mending and Praying
2006    University Gallery, Pittsburg State University, KS, Dormant Thought
             Louise Jones Brown Gallery, Duke University, NC, Red Houses
             Constance Gallery, Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa, Searching Red Houses
             Art Space NC, Raleigh, NC, Mending Anticipation
2005    Derryberry Art Gallery at the Tennessee Tech University, Red Houses
             Debraratana Rajsuda, Burapa University, Conburi, Thailand, Contemplation in a Vigorous World
2004    Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

2016     Artspace NC, Raleigh, NC, 2nd place, Fresh
             Cary Art Center, Cary, NC, Separation
              Wilma W. Daniels Gallery, Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington, NC, We Got Issues: Visual Responses to Environmental Writing
2013     Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC, Resolving the Disquiet
              Villa Terrace Decorative Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, Garden of Curious Delight
2012     7th International Fiber Art Exhibition, Nantong, China, From Luasanne to Beijing
Casablanca, Morocco, 1st International Biennial of Casablanca
              Cameron Museum of Art, Out of Fashion
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Out of Fashion
2010      6th International Fiber Art Biennale, Heman Art Museum, China, From Beijing to Lausanne
              Green Hill Center for NC Art, Greensboro, NC, NCAC Artist Fellowship Exhibition
New Culture Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Countertransference
2009    Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, Frippery
Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA, 17th Annual Juried Art Exhibition
             Art Space NC, Raleigh, NC, Juried Exhibition: Fine Contemporary Crafts Exhibition
             Art and Culture Exhibition Hall, National Chengchi University, Taipei Taiwan, Contemporary Textile
2008    Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA, String, Glass, Red Chili Peppers and More
             Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL, Thread
             Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan, Pillow
2007    New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, Group Exhibition
             Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery, Cardinal Stritch University, Frippery
             University of Regina, Regina, Canada, “Cross Boundaries: Investigating the nexus of the arts, education and community”
             Museum of the Living Artists, San Diego, CA, SDAI 49th International Exhibition
             Greenhill Center for NC Art, Greensboro, NC, Textile Monuments
             Asian American Arts Center, New York City, NY, Fractured Fairy Tales
2006    Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC, Weaving
             Joie Lassister Gallery, Charlotte, NC, High Fiber: Transforming Materials
             Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Red Beans and Rice
             Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA, Crossing Boundaries/Maintaining Tradition
             Harper Center Gallery, Presbyterian College, SC, Red Beans and Rice: Asian Artists in the New South
2005    Kaunas Art Biennial, International Textile Competition, Textile 05
             Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA, Red Beans and Rice
             Apex Gallery, Washington DC, A Tribute to Fiber Art
             The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, Asheville, NC, Crossing Boundaries
             Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC, Thirty-Third Annual Competition for North Carolina
             Isabella Cannon Gallery, Elon University, Elon, North Carolina, Fabulous Fiber 2005
2004    Isabella Cannon Gallery, Elon University, Elon, NC, Fabulous Fiber 2004
             Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC, 2004 Emerging Artists Retrospective Exhibit
2003    Green Hill Center, Greensboro, NC, Grand Arts at Green Hill: 23 of North Carolina’s Most Innovative Artists
             Durham Art Guild, Durham, NC, September 11 Remembered
             International Textile and Apparel Association Conference, Sorrow of the Great Wall Wearable Art


2016     Star News Online (Wilmington, NC), Multi-Artist show at CFCC addresses environmental ‘issues’”, Justin Lacy, Jan. 21
2015     The News and Observer (Raleigh, NC), “Cary art exhibit brings new life to old clothes,” Paul A. Specht, May 12
2012     Chapel Hill News, “Chapel Hill Community Art Project Uses Clothing To Tell Stories”, Deborah Meyer, May 10
Sculpture Magazine, “A Magical Journey”, S. Portico Bowman, Vol. 30 No 7, p. 28-31
             International Journal of the Arts in Society, “Convergence: a collaborative course linking Public Art and Education”, Jan-Ru Wan, Volume                            5, Issue 1, pp.131-152.
     New Arts Program, Inc, “Jan-Ru Wan Installation Artist”
             (Book Chapter) National Art Education Association Anthology: Globalization, Art, and Education, “Jan Ru Wan: a Transcultural Journey” ,                             Alice Arnold, A. Arnold, E. Delacruz, M. Parsons, & A. Kuo (eds.), Reston, VA: National Art Education Association
2009     Surface Design Journal, “String, Glass, Red Chili Peppers and More”, Peggy Whitney Hobbs, Vol. 33. No. 4, Summer
              The Pine Needle (University of North Carolina at Pembroke), “A.D. Gallery holds first exhibition of fall”, Jon Baez, Sept. 17
2008     Honolulu Magazine, “Nice Threads-Put Some fiber in your diet with a citywide exhibition of wearable art and textile”, Lavonne Leong, Sept.
2007     Up & Coming Weekly (Fayetteville, NC), “Students help behind the scenes at FMA” Soni Martin, Jan. 30
              Fayetteville Observer, “The fabric of contemplative art,” Melissa Clement, March 2
Surface Design Journal, “Textiles and Ritual”, JoAnn C. Stabb, Vol. 31, No. 3, p, 30-36, Spring
Independent Weekly, “The power of thread: Jan-Ru Wan’s stunning fabric works embody Buddhist principles,” Michele Natale, Aug. 23