We've been following Windy Chien's emergence as an artist working in fiber and wood since she began showing at various local fairs. Now fully a master of her materials, she is pushing wood carving and macramé out of craft and firmly into art as she incorporates design approaches, shapes and elements from her other loves—tech and music.
Windy grew up in Hawaii, in college studied filmmaking, and presented her work at Sundance. For over a decade, she owned Aquarius Records, a shop all about presenting the music she loves to the world, from Norwegian black metal to Brazilian Tropicalia and Ethiopian jazz, and spent eight years in technology at Apple and iTunes. To further build community, Windy teaches woodworking and participates in creative residencies in the Bay Area and beyond.
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