BFA Visual Art, BA Psychology, Clemson University, 2021
Q: What year are you at Clemson and what is your dream job after you graduate?
A: I am second year undergrad student. I hope to get an Art Therapy degree after I graduate from Clemson. My dream job is to become an art therapist.
Q: How would you describe your design aesthetic/ style?
A: I was very much alone in my art-making career. Artistic creativity for my family, does not fall into category of “societally productive,” and it is not seen as a worth undertaking. Therefore, my artwork often time shows a critical view of social, political, and cultural aspects of society.
Q: What do you love most about being an artist?
A: I get to express my feelings, my view, my ideas onto my work.
Q: What are your inspirations? In general, and for the selected piece.
A: My culture and my environment.
Q: What piece of work or project are you most proud of and why?
A: The selected work for the art share is my most proud work so far. For my research on this project, I was able to study a lots of scholar articles on mental health problem. I also enjoy looking at other artist that has done similar project and their aspect and approach towards developing the works. I love how the final work had turn out.
Q: What are you most excited about for this CSA season?
Receive support for the creation of new work.
Q: What are some other art related internships, demonstrations, gallery showings, or publications you have been involved with?
A: I was interning at Bennett Graphic in Tucker, Georgia summer of 2018.
My past photography work was exhibited at Converse College, Greenville Technical College, the CIA Juried Exhibition contest and Drexel University in 2017. I was a finalist in the photographer’s Forum Photography Contest, and the same work was also featured in ArtField Jr.’s South Carolina Art Festival.
See some of Jaiwei's previous work below!