A native of China, Mona Wu immigrated to US in 1970. She studied Chinese painting and calligraphy in Hong Kong then received her BA in Art History from Salem College in 1996. She also studied Printmaking at WFU as an auditor from 1997-2014.
In 2003 Wu was selected as Sawtooth School of Visual Art Winston- Salem Artist of the year. She teaches Printmaking and Collage in the School. Wu is currently a member of Artworks Gallery, an artist co-op art gallery in downtown Winston-Salem.