Ming-Jen Hsu
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Artist Statement

Ming-Jen Hsu was born in Taipei, Taiwan and received his MFA degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz. He has held solo shows at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Suho Paper Memorial Museum and the Grass Mountain Artist Village and exhibited his paintings at the Chongqing Young Artist Biennale as well as the 2010 Taiwan Biennial. His works have been collected by the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, the Art Bank by the Ministry of Cultural in Taiwan and other private foundations. In recent years, Ming-Jen Hus has focused on landscape as the theme of his exploration for exhibitions, and his works are characterized by the use of richly textured handmade paper and charcoal. His works intend to depict the trace of time on paper and to display the connection of a person’s internal state with the outside world through landscape.

Collection:
Art Bank, Ministry of Culture, Taiwan
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

Artist Registries:
Viewing Program, The Drawing Center, New York, N Y

Exhibition History at Gallery 456
2014The Absent Scenery
Works & History
2014「The Absent Scenery」Gallery 456, New York, NY, U.S.A
2013「In a Landscape State of Mind」TOSEE Art, Taipei, Taiwan
「Innovation and Re-creation」-Selection Works from the NTMoFA Young Artist Collection, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2012「Paper, Landscape, and My Journeys」Suho Paper Memorial Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
「An Exhibition of Mixed Media Art Works by Four Artists」TOSEE Art, Taipei, Taiwan
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, U.S.A
「Among the Mountains」 Hwa Hsia Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan
「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「On the Other Side of the Landscape」Grass Mountain Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan
「Yes Taiwan: 2010 Taiwan Biennial」 National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
「Quintet」Phoenix Gallery, NY, U.S.A
「Young Period」TOSEE Art, 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, U.S.A
2009「Space in Landscape」Unison Gallery, New Paltz, NY, U.S.A
「Alpan International 2009」 Alpan Gallery, Huntington, NY, U.S.A
2008「Change in Landscape」 Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY, U.S.A
「Crit 3」 Spencertown Academy Art Center, Spencertown, NY, U.S.A
2005「Between Movement and Stillness」 Taipei Cultural Center, Taipei, Taiwan.
「Thoughs of Whale and Dolphin」 Cafe Kuroshio, Taipei, Taiwan.