Benrei Huang is a painter, writer, and a veteran book illustrator.
She went to National Taiwan Normal University to study fine art, graduated in 1982, later set her foot in the Big Apple to study illustration at School of Visual Art MFA program where she learned the profession of book illustration. She worked as a children’s book illustrator from 1988 to 2008 and in the beginning of year 2008, Benrei Huang started pursuing her long lost career, a painter, and has been developing series of paintings ever since. She’s currently living with her family in New York, her sculptor husband who draws when he thinks, her son who draws even in his dreams, along with a full house of art work she and her husband create.
After being a book illustrator for so many years and living with a sculptor for a equally long time, it's only natural that each painting has an literary title, it's also inevitable that images of simple sculptural forms shine through her paintings.
|Exhibition History at Gallery 456|
|2018||My Own Keepers- Benrei Huang Exhibition|
|2015||CAAC 40 Anniversary Show|
|Works & History|
|Solo Exhibition |
2015 "Om at the Breakfast Table", Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan, Sep. 5 - Oct. 4, 2015
2013 "Dreams for Sale", Eslite Gallery, Taipei Taiwan, Dec. 25, 2013 - Jan. 26, 2014
2013 Limited Prints, Eslite Project One, Hong Kong, Nov. 15, 2013 - Jan. 12, 2014
2012 "I Know My Taichi", Eslite Gallery, Taipei Taiwan
2010 "An Angel on My Table", Eslite Gallery, Taipei Taiwan
2009 "Last Night Betterfly Brought Me Dreams", Eslite Gallery, Taipei Taiwan
2009 "Here with Me", Taipei Economic and Cultural Center, New York
2015 Gallery 456, New York, opened Oct. 30, 2015
2013 Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, 4-person show
2010 Da Gallery, New York