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Mia Wen-Hsuan Liu
updated: 11/14/2010
website: www.flickr.com/photos/mialiu
 
   
 
 
     
 
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I am Mia Liu (Detail)
I am Mia Liu
I am Mia (Detail)
I am Mia Liu (Detail)
Peach Punch!
Peach Punch! (Detail)
Peach Punch! (Detail)
In Her Dreams
In Her Dreams (Detail)
In Her Dreams (Detail)
My Terrarium Series: Let's Circle Back
My Terrarium Series: Let's Circle Back (Detail)
I can't stop rolling it up
I can't stop rolling it up (Detail)
I can't stop rolling it up (Detail)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, craft, landscape, obsessive, conceptual, optical, repetition, dreams, identity, nature
 
 
I am Mia Liu (Detail) by Mia Wen-Hsuan Liu
I am Mia Liu (Detail)
Guggenheim Museum tickets, India ink and Plywood
2008
56.5" x  56.5"  x 3" 
I am Mia Liu by Mia Wen-Hsuan Liu
I am Mia Liu
Guggenheim Museum tickets, India ink and Plywood
2008
56.5" x  56.5"  x 3" 
I am Mia (Detail) by Mia Wen-Hsuan Liu
I am Mia (Detail)
Guggenheim Museum tickets, India ink and Plywood
2008
56.5" x  56.5"  x 3" 
I am Mia Liu (Detail) by Mia Wen-Hsuan Liu
I am Mia Liu (Detail)
Guggenheim Museum tickets, India ink and Plywood
2008
56.5" x  56.5"  x 3" 
Peach Punch!  by Mia Wen-Hsuan Liu
Peach Punch!
Guggenheim Museum tickets and Plywood
2009
47.2 " x  47.2 "  x 3 " 
Peach Punch! (Detail) by Mia Wen-Hsuan Liu
Peach Punch! (Detail)
Guggenheim Museum tickets and Plywood
2009
47.2 " x  47.2 "  x 3 " 
Peach Punch! (Detail) by Mia Wen-Hsuan Liu
Peach Punch! (Detail)
Guggenheim Museum tickets and Plywood
2009
47.2 " x  47.2 "  x 3 " 
In Her Dreams by Mia Wen-Hsuan Liu
In Her Dreams
Guggenheim Museum tickets and Plywood
2009
35.4 " x  35.4 "  x 3 " 
In Her Dreams (Detail) by Mia Wen-Hsuan Liu
In Her Dreams (Detail)
Guggenheim Museum tickets and Plywood
2009
35.4 " x  35.4 "  x 3 " 
In Her Dreams (Detail) by Mia Wen-Hsuan Liu
In Her Dreams (Detail)
Guggenheim Museum tickets and Plywood
2009
35.4" x  35.4"  x 3" 
My Terrarium Series: Let's Circle Back by Mia Wen-Hsuan Liu
My Terrarium Series: Let's Circle Back
Guggenheim Museum tickets, Metal and Acrylic
2009
16 " x  16 "  x 38 " 
My Terrarium Series: Let's Circle Back (Detail) by Mia Wen-Hsuan Liu
My Terrarium Series: Let's Circle Back (Detail)
Guggenheim Museum tickets, Metal and Acrylic
2009
16 " x  16 "  x 38 " 
I can't stop rolling it up by Mia Wen-Hsuan Liu
I can't stop rolling it up
Acylic on watercolor paper and Aluminum plate
2010
72.5 " x  425.2 "  x 5 " 
I can't stop rolling it up (Detail) by Mia Wen-Hsuan Liu
I can't stop rolling it up (Detail)
Acylic on watercolor paper and Aluminum plate
2010
72.5 " x  425.2 "  x 5 " 
I can't stop rolling it up (Detail) by Mia Wen-Hsuan Liu
I can't stop rolling it up (Detail)
Acylic on watercolor paper and Aluminum plate
2010
72.5 " x  425.2 "  x 5 " 

Artist Statement

As an artist, my creativity is focused on producing interesting and moving visual experiences and to allow my emotions to run free during the creating process.

I like to draw freely, and is particularly mesmerized by the unique textures created by drawing on different papers; therefore, I love to discover different papers from my everyday life to use as my creative medium, and the medium itself also leads to the inspiration for my installation works.  The process also goes on to form the clear emergence of my creative theme.  By contemplating on a break-through way of working with flat and 3-dimensional structures, I have produced a series of drawings that have superseded 2-dimension, and I call them “Installation Drawing”.

The work, “I am Mia Liu”, originates from my experience of working in the Visitor Services of the Guggenheim Museum New York.  Using the tickets of the museum as the medium, I attempt to alter a daily object’s pre-existing meaning.  The work transforms flat drawings into something of multi-perspectives through individual images and visual effects.  I also attempt to use my English signature to replace drawing, and the outcome is not only a drawing, but is also a further step in indicating to the viewers my individual dream.

Artist Bio / CV

Bron in Taiwan, 1980

 

Solo Exhibition

2009      The Thrid Side of Paper, SuHo Paper Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2006      We are not recyclableDiego River Gallery, San Francisco, United States

Selected Exhibitions

2009   Asian Art Biennial - Viewpoints and Viewing Points, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

2009  Comedies, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
2009      Cross Breeze Okinawa. Taiwan. USA Contemporary Exchange, Camp Talgani Artistic Farm, Okinawa, Japan
2009      Art Taipei 2009, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2009      Very Fun Park 2009, FuBon Art Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan
2009      Spring Surprise, A Art Contemporary Space, Taipei, Taiwan
2009      Kaohsiung Awards 2009, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2007      Ourselves & Each Other, Diego River Gallery, San Francisco, United States
2006      The World Domination of Painting and Drawing, Ego Park Gallery, Oakland, United States
2006      ART(212) Contemporary Art Fair, New York, United States
2006      Shifting Landscapes: A Topographical Study, Aftermodern Contemporary Fine Art, San Francisco, United States

 

Awards & Grants

2009    Exhibition Grant, Department of Culture Affairs of Taipei, Taiwan

2009      Selected artists for Art Taipei 2009: Made in Taiwan — Yong Artist Discovery, Sponsored by The Council for Cultural Affairs, Taiwan

2009      Juried Artist Residency, Banqiao 435 International Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan
2009      First Prize, Kaohsiung Award 2009, Taiwan
2009      Geisai 12 Sponsorship, FuBon Art Foundation, Taiwan
2008      Artist Grant, National Culture and Arts Foundation , Taiwan
2005-7    San Francisco Art institute Undergraduate Fellowship

 

Collections

2009      I am Mia Liu, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

 

Education

2007-8      Hunter College of The City University of New York, M.F.A program
2007        San Francisco Art institute, B.F.A