Born in 1985 in Hong Kong, Wing Po So graduated with a B.F.A from the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University in Saint Louis in 2007, and with an M.F.A. from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2012. Born into a family with generations of Chinese medicine practitioners, Wing Po So has been acquainted with the forms and smells of Chinese herbs since childhood. With an interest in plant reproduction, energy flow, structural assemblages and celestial science, she contemplates the microcosm and physicality of substance by incorporating the pharmacological herbs which have always surrounded her into large-scale installation and sculpture. Wing Po So's artistic practice weaves Chinese medical and philosophical thinking into celestial wonders that reconstruct the correlation of matter and being. Wing Po So currently lives and works in Hong Kong.
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