Visual Artist + Entrepreneur
Artist Statement: The Hmong Diaspora has been such a huge part of the Hmong people. My pieces are focused on experiences that most first generation Hmong people had to do. It also opens up for story telling from other first generation Hmong people who have had similar experiences. The male piece is about the traumas of war as a boy soldier, surviving to survive in America, and those family members who served. The female piece is about the strength of women in hardships, able to overcome obstacles in a time of war while supporting others and taking lead. The artwork shows what the Hmong people had to go through during the Hmong diaspora. Hmong people are still thriving in the community even after years of traumatic experiences. This is why these pieces resonate with the theme. I hope I am able to convey to the viewer a small glimpse into the stories of the past and keep the viewer curious for more.
Artist Bio: Fue (he/his/him) is a Hmong American artist, entrepreneur, content creator, and industrial designer located in Woodbury, MN. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Stout with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design. Fue worked professionally for five years as an Industrial Designer for a small Minnesota based company. Then in 2017, he made the decision to pursue a career as a professional artist & entrepreneur when he established his company, Fulish LLC. Fue creates and sells Hmong inspired designs, artwork, and merchandise. He was featured on KARE 11 news for his artistic light installations fabricated for The Little Mekong Night Market and produced an art piece for the West Bank Business Associations