CRANBROOK ACADEMY OF ART
Stay hungry, stay foolish – Steve Jobs I am always hungry – Shiya Wu Shiya grew up in a place that has lots of great food. She loves art and design, enjoys experimentation and collaboration, and laughs a lot. She finished her BA in Studio Arts with minor in Psychology at Wheaton College in 2015, and completed the Graphic Design Post-Baccalaureate Certificate at MICA in 2016. Shiya’s undergraduate liberal arts background provides a unique interdisciplinary and humanist perspective to her work. Currently, she is exploring the intersection of art and design in the 2D Design MFA program and will graduate this coming May.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born in Zhejiang, China, and currently live at Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills MI
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
Many people said I remind them of Momoko “Maruko” Sakura from the animation Chibi Maruko Chan; she is my sunshine.
Ashes of Time by Kar-Wai Wong, Fantastic Planet by René Laloux, and The Fall by Tarsem Singh
FAVORITE TV SHOW TO BINGE WATCH?
The Adventure of DJ Hungry
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC?
It’s really depends. Right now I like DJ Hungry’s music the best
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
I don’t have a favorite
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
I admire many but have no favorite
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art
Organizations working on gender issues
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER…?
Fine artist, soap opera screenwriter, psychologist, DJ
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Keep it real