Chih-Hui Chuang

Artist Bio

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Solo Exhibitions

  • 2021 Memory is a trap.  Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Tai Pei.

  • 2020 Taichung City Dadun Cultural Center solo show. Taichung, Taiwan

  • 2019 E.Tay Gallery Solo Exhibition. New York

  • 2018 ANKO Gallery solo exhibition. Taipei

  • 2016-2017 Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery, Solo World Tour Exhibition, Paris, LA, Hong Kong, Tainan, and Taipei.

  • 2015 National Chiao Tung University Art Center, solo exhibition

  • 2015 Art stock 20 in Taichung solo exhibition. Hsinchu

  • 2013 Tsinghua University Academic Exchange, solo exhibition

  • 2010 Hsinchu Art Gallery, solo exhibition

  • 2009 Taipei Mei He Art Gallery, solo exhibition

  • 2008 Sanyi Wood Sculpture Museum, solo exhibition, Sanyi

  • 2006 TSMC Fab12 4F Gallery, solo exhibition

  • 2005 Hsinchu Art Site of Railway Warehouse, solo exhibition

  • 2003 Hsinchu Cultural Center, solo exhibition

  • 1994 Taipei Fine Arts Museum, solo exhibition. Taipei

  • 1992 Chai Found Gallery, solo exhibition

  • 1991 Ken Sheng Gallery in Taipei, solo exhibition

  • 1991 Taiwan Tsinghua University Arts Center, solo exhibition

  • 1990 National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, solo exhibition

  • 1990 Chai Found Gallery, solo exhibition. Hsinchu

  • 1990 AIT American Cultural Center, solo exhibition. Taipei

  • 1986 Penghu Cultural Center, solo exhibition

  • 1986 Hsinchu Social Education Center, solo exhibition

Born on Penghu Island, living and working in Hsinchu City, Taiwan, Chih-Hui Chuang has been a professional artist for over 30 years.

 

Chuang decodes life in his art and finds that human memory has encoded life in repetition.  In recent years, he has explored the relationship between the external world and the inner mind referring to nature and stars, the mountains and rivers, space, time, and the vortex. Through the gradual blending of hues, the saturation of the color is reduced, making the picture surface moister and allowing subtle changes. Chuang observes social patterns to which humans normally adapt while forgetting the value of their own existence. The memory of self-identification from the collective begins as self-protection but finally devolves into a self-characteristic trait. Thinking and behaving are gradually reduced to a point. We repeat in the trap of memory, the unconscious life and death rotation; time stops in this endless cycle."

Chuang’s works travel in a different time and space. They embrace a complexity reminiscent of 20s European surrealism and cubism intertwined with Buddhist philosophy. Staircases, spirals, and curly lines circle into the distance or float into space. Visual transgressions and complications lead some to think of indigenous masks or fairy tale imaginings.

 

He has exhibited in numerous museums and galleries in Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Paris, and Los Angeles. His work is in both public and private collections.

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2021 International Surrealism Now Exhibition, Art Center of Figueira da Foz city 

  • 2020 Stride Arts Gallery Group Exhibition. New York

  • 2019 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Group Exhibition. New York

  • 2014 Japanese 12th Oita Asian Sculpture Exhibition, joint exhibition

  • 2013 Fujian Putian woodcarving Art Fair invited joint exhibition. China

  • 2012 Invited by the woodcarving master to be the artist-in-residence of Hualian Lintian Mountain Forestry Center

  • 2011 523 Qingdun Arts Festival invited joint exhibition (Public Art). China

  • 2010 Hsinchu Municipal Glass Museum, invited joint exhibition (Public Art)

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