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Ming-Jen Hsu
updated: 08/05/2013
website: www.mingjenhsu.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
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Passing 1
Passing 2
Nameless Scenery01
Nameless Scenery02
Landscape on Paper01
Landscape on Paper02
Landscape 1
Landscape 2
Landscape 4
Landscape 5
Landscape 6
Jin Shan 1
Jin Shan 2
Ink Scenery
On Display
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, landscape, spiritual, conceptual, figurative
 
 
Passing 1 by Ming-Jen Hsu
Passing 1
charcoal and pencil on handmade paper
2008
38 " x  50 "  x 2 " 
Passing 2 by Ming-Jen Hsu
Passing 2
charcoal and pencil on handmade paper
2008
32 " x  42 "  x 1 " 
Nameless Scenery01 by Ming-Jen Hsu
Nameless Scenery01
charcoal and pencil on handmade paper
2013
50 44 " x  6254 "  x 2 2 " 
Nameless Scenery02 by Ming-Jen Hsu
Nameless Scenery02
charcoal and pencil on handmade paper
2013
50 44 " x  60 54 "  x 2 2 " 
Landscape on Paper01 by Ming-Jen Hsu
Landscape on Paper01
charcoal and pencil on handmade paper
2013
50 44 " x  62 54 "  x 1 2 " 
Landscape on Paper02 by Ming-Jen Hsu
Landscape on Paper02
charcoal and pencil on handmade paper
2013
50 " x  62 "  x 2 " 
Landscape 1 by Ming-Jen Hsu
Landscape 1
charcoal and pencil on handmade paper
2009-2010
32 " x  42 "  x 2 " 
Landscape 2 by Ming-Jen Hsu
Landscape 2
charcoal and pencil on handmade paper
2009-2010
50 " x  62 "  x 1 " 
Landscape 4 by Ming-Jen Hsu
Landscape 4
charcoal and pencil on handmade paper
2009-2010
50 " x  62 "  x 1 " 
Landscape 5 by Ming-Jen Hsu
Landscape 5
charcoal and pencil on handmade paper
2010
50 " x  62 "  x 1 " 
Landscape 6 by Ming-Jen Hsu
Landscape 6
charcoal and pencil on handmade paper
2010
50 " x  62 "  x 1 " 
Jin Shan 1 by Ming-Jen Hsu
Jin Shan 1
charcoal and pencil on handmade paper
2009-2010
38 " x  50 "  x 2 " 
Jin Shan 2 by Ming-Jen Hsu
Jin Shan 2
charcoal and pencil on handmade paper
2009-2010
44 " x  54 "  x 2 " 
Ink Scenery by Ming-Jen Hsu
Ink Scenery
charcoal and pencil on handmade paper
2013
50 " x  62 "  x 2 " 
On Display by Ming-Jen Hsu
On Display
charcoal and pencil on handmade paper
2009-2010
0 " x  0 " 

Artist Statement
A painting reflects a painter’s traces of thought. Some traces in painting are clear and could be read; some are hidden beneath the surface and are silent representations. This series of work is called “Landscape within Landscape” and is a depiction of my internal landscape. Endless lines compos the shape of mountains, rivers, oceans and fields. The weather there is clouded, and the color is always gray. I would like to invite people to walk into this world; through these paintings, they will see the dialogue between the landscape and I, and the traces of thought I left on the surface of these paintings.

In this series, I used drawing as the main art form and the primary materials are charcoal, pencil and handmade paper. The paper is the end result of several months of exploration. Each piece of paper is specifically textured and has a thickness around 1 to 2 inches.

Landscape has been the focus of my subject for the past two years. Meanwhile, I am concern with how an artist expresses his idea through different materials as well as the relationship between materials and images.

Artist Bio / CV

MING-JEN HSU
hsu.mingjen@gmail.com

EDUCATION
MFA, painting, State University of New York at New Paltz, 2008
BFA, painting, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1999

SOLO SHOWS

2011
PASSING.SCENERY-MING-JEN HSU DRAWING ON PAPER SOLO EXHIBITION, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

THE INTERIOR LANDSCAPE, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY

AMONG THE MOUNTAINS, Hwa Hsia Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan

2010
ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LANDSCAPE, Green Mountain Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan.

2009
SPACE IN LANDSCAPE, Unison Gallery, New Paltz, NY.

2004
BETWEEN MOVEMENT AND STILLNESS, Taipei Cultural Center, Taipei, Taiwan.

LANDSCAPE, Taipei City Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

1999
SELFISHNESS, Yino Café, Taipei, Taiwan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011
LINK: TRADITION AND FUTURE - 2ND CHONGQING YOUNG ARTIST BIENNALE, Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing, China

ART TAIPEI 2011, Taipei World Trade Center, MOT/ARTS, Taipei, Taiwan

MICRO PERSPECTIVE, Show Gallery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2010
YES TAIWAN: 2010 TAIWAN BIENNIAL, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan.

YOUNG PERIOD, Tosee Art Agency Co, Meme Space, Hong's Foundation for Education & Culture, Taipei, Taiwan. Show Gallery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

24th INTERNATIONAL JURIED SHOW, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ.

2009
ALPAN INTERNATIOAL 2009, Alpan Gallery, Huntington, NY.

2008
M.F.A THESIS EXHIBITION, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY.

CRIT, Spencertown Academy Arts Center, Spencertown, NY.

2005
THOUGHTS OF WHALE AND DOLPHIN, Café Kuroshio, Taipei, Taiwan.

2003
6 ARTISTS’ JUNE EXHIBITION, Taipei MinSheng Recreation Center, Taipei, Taiwan.

GRANTS AND AWARDS:

2011
Fine Arts Grant, Taipei Department of Culture Affairs, Taipei, Taiwan

2010
Fine Arts Grant, Taipei Department of Culture Affairs, Taipei, Taiwan

24th International Juried Show - Selected, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ.

2009
Long Term Grant, Taiwan National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan

Fine Arts Grant, Taipei Department of Culture Affairs, Taipei, Taiwan

2009-2010 Fellowship, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY.

Alpan International 2009, Selected, Hungtinton, NY.