Introducing Our 2019 Northwest Folklife Festival Poster Artist: Monyee Chau

We’re excited to introduce our 2019 Northwest Folklife Festival poster artist, Monyee Chau!

Monyee Chau (b. 1996) is a Seattle-based contemporary Chinese American artist. She received BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in 2018. Monyee explores a journey of healing through decolonization and reconnecting with her roots and ancestors through a variety of mediums focusing on the theme of labor. She has shown at multiple different venues throughout the community including Cornish College of the Arts, Pilchuck Glass School, and has independently curated various DIY exhibitions throughout Seattle. She has been the recipient of multiple Pilchuck scholarships, Cornish’s Art Merit scholarship, and nominations to the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture, and the Corning award.

Photo by Alex Britt

“I’m ecstatic and honored to be working on the poster for the upcoming Northwest Folklife Festival! The series I’m using for the 48th poster is a visual representation of benevolence, the unity of our communities, and uplifting those around us by celebrating differences. I’m excited this work gets to be shown at an event that encompasses all of those elements through art and performances by the very people who live and enrich this city.”

Stay tuned for the unveiling of the 2019 Northwest Folklife Festival poster coming up in January 2019.

See more of Monyee’s work: