John Ziqiang Wu (b. 1983) is a Los Angeles-based artist and educator whose practice explores the myriad points of intersection between people, institutions, and pedagogical systems. Manifesting as observational drawings, paintings, and collaborative installations, Wu's works infuse institutional critique with a much needed dose of generosity and humor. Wu is also the co-founder of Learning Art & Art Learning Studio, an art tutoring workshop which informs much of his practice. Recent solo exhibitions includeArtCenter Pasadena, Armory Center for the Arts and Todd Madigan Gallery, Cal State Bakersfield as well as group shows at SALT, Istanbul and Pasadena Museum. Wu recentlyfinished a one-year residency at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.