Muralist Candy Yu-Yen Kuo

TBD, 2022

Moody Center

Candy is a Taiwan-born visual artist and muralist currently based out of Austin, Texas.

With a background in fashion studies and music, her pieces often feature strong female portraiture, playful depictions of local flora and fauna, as well as influences from pop culture and musical inspirations. The motifs presented in her work create a unique, stylistic blend of East meets West — stemming from the experience of growing up in both Taiwan and the Rio Grande Valley.

Candy has been painting murals professionally since 2016. Although she works across a variety of mediums including oil paint, watercolors, and textile art, her work primarily utilizes acrylic, ink, and aerosols. In the last six years, Candy’s focus has been murals and large-scale installations, traveling for festival installations, and collaborating with communities in urban renewal initiatives across the country with her partner and daughter.

Inner Bowl of Moody Center