GILBERT HSIAO
April 2014

Jersey City, NJ – “My work has been seen in venues such as PS 1, Mass MOCA, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, White Columns, and the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporia Arts, and I am represented in collections such as the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Swope Museum of Art, and the Progressive Art Corporation as well as in numerous private collections. I have shown work in commercial and public galleries in New York as well as internationally in countries such as Germany, France, Holland, Italy, Croatia, Thailand, Mexico, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Brazil. I am currently represented by Minus Space in New York City, and dr julius | austullengen projekten in Berlin, Germany.
     “I received a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2008, which was used to spend time to paint and to meet other artists working in a similar vein Germany, where I lived for four years. Upon returning from Germany in 2012, I was awarded a yearlong residency at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space program, with studios in Brooklyn, New York, which enabled me to explore several new directions that I had been thinking about for a number of years. A desire to expand beyond the scale of my panel paintings resulted in my first wall paintings. These wall paintings led to my creation of whole room environments lit by ultraviolet light. Further explorations with ultraviolet lighting led to pieces painted on recycled record albums, spun on old record players. Articles and reviews about my work have appeared in such publications as Art News, The Village Voice, Arts Houston, Houston Press, Hartford Courant and The New York Sun.”

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