WU Ouhong was born in Jiangsu Province in China in 1979. She completed her Bachelor of Arts at The Art College of Yangzhou University, Jiangsu Province and then went on to complete her Master of Fine Art in Glass at The Fine Arts College of Shanghai University, Shanghai. At present WU is a lecturer at Suzhou Art and Design Technology College in Jiangsu Province.
For WU, working with glass is as much about stretching her own vision as it is about that of her audience. It represents her own personal growth as an artist and as an individual. Her preoccupation with the grandness of construction is as much about constructing her own growth as it is about the fascinating three dimensional forms she is creating. Upon gazing on her sculptures, we feel drawn into the intricacies of her structures and a sense that we could climb right into these forms and discover magical secret doorways, entrances and intriguing passages. She uses the enchantment of light and intrigue of shadow with the angles and curves of her sculptures.
WU feels that art has chosen her rather her choosing the art. She feels compelled to create her glass sculptures. WU is mesmerized by the exquisite qualities of glass. She is enthralled how she can breathe life into a cold lifeless material transforming the glass into artwork beyond its original form and definition. She quotes "The wind sweeps through bamboo stalks and leaves no sound; swans fly over still waters and leave no shadow."
WU Ouhong is one of the principle new artists working in glass in China and her work demands significant attention.