Exhibitions

Shida Kuo Solo Exhibition

Shida Kuo Solo Exhibition

Exhibition Period
05 Jun 2010 - 27 Jun 2010
Address
ESLITE GALLERY∣5F, No. 11, Songgao Rd., Taipei 11073, Taiwan
Opening Hours
5 June 2010

The new exhibition shows Shida KUO’s latest curiosity in architecture that propelled him to explore similarities between architectural buildings and sculptures. The quest has consolidated into a distinctive artistic direction that, like KUO’s previous works, resonates with antiquity yet at the same time exudes a more modern and sleek feel. KUO is also devoting more time to develop his paintings, which his treats in the same way he goes about creating a sculpture. He places the subject in the center of the image and uses a spatula instead of a paint brush to “mold” the painting. And with the changing colors and textures in the paintings, the artist reveals different expressions of sentiment. If there is a painting quality to KUO’s sculptures, there is also a sculptural quality to his paintings.

 Originally trained as a painter in college, Shida KUO’s fascination with forms and materials is what led him to the world of sculpture. After moving to New York approximately 20 years ago, KUO paid frequent visits to the American Museum of Natural History, and observed that different ethic groups seem to be moved by similar forms or materials. Thus he began a long-term observation and documentation of natural objects, in search of the “quintessential” form. He is curious about how people of different origins and backgrounds could respond to forms and materials in an identical way. “It seems to me that those shared experiences of emotional and spiritual impacts created by forms and materials have been articulated by our bodies even before they could be understood by our minds,” said KUO. As KUO accumulates all sorts of fragments or incomplete shapes in his mind, and after conflicts and convergences, they are united to become the individual entities of his sculpture work. KUO exhibits internationally and is an instructor in the Department of Art and Art Professions at New York University.

Shida KUO

Shida KUO was born in Taiwan in 1959; he received his master in sculpture from New York University in 1992 and continues to work in New York. KUO is in search of forms that have a basic, pre-linguistic relationship to our bodies, forms that are "repressed by our consciousness but are persistent in our veins".

The choice of material is integral to the concept of KUO's art. He intentionally uses clay and wood to maintain a deeply felt affinity with that which makes us human. KUO insists that each work is individual and refuses to create within the constraints of series; he also refuses to enforce a title onto his work. The best way to appreciate his art, according to the artist himself, is to "live with it for some time".

The paintings KUO exhibited along the sculptures are to be viewed as an extension of the ceramic works and a continuous exploration of interior spaces. KUO treats his paintings as "flat sculptures", a term which accent its three-dimensional feature. KUO blends fiber, mica powder, and sand into acrylic paint to explore new creative possibilities, he also uses oil pastels for fine processing on his "flat sculptures".

KUO's simplified earthenware forms, richly tactile, talismanic, dense and hermetic, seem to allude to ancient knowledge, to wordless secrets that may be revealed through contemplative touching of the object. "By combining the organic quality of nature with the psychological ambiguities of the inner self, I seek to create my own vocabulary of forms which convey a spiritual perspective."

1959

Born in Taiwan

1982

B.F.A., Fine Arts in Painting, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei,

 

Taiwan

1992

M.A., Department of Arts and Art Professions, New York University, New York

 

, USA

1993-

Adjunct Professor, Department of Arts and Art Professions at New York

 

University, New York, USA

2005-

Member of the International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva, Switzerland

Now living and working in New York, USA

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016

“Shida KUO: Shifting Lines and Evolving Forms”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei,

 

Taiwan

2014

“Primal Selection”, Sokyo Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

2010

ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

2009

Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA

2007

“Shida KUO Solo Exhibition—Made in New York”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei,

 

Taiwan

2006

NYU Gallery Space at Wagner, New York, USA

 

Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA

2005

ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

2004

Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA

2001

Fine Metal Concept, New York, USA

2000

NYU 80WSE Gallery, New York, USA

1999

ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

1998

Gallery Mic Art, Lille, France

1993

Gallery 456, Chinese American Arts Council, New York, USA 

1992

NYU 80WSE Gallery, New York, USA

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016

“NY, NY: Clay”, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, USA 

2015

“Head Space”, NYU Art Department, New York, USA 

 

“Green Room”, NYU Art Department, New York, USA 

 

“Arts Faculty Show”, NYU Pless Hall, New York, USA 

2014

“IAC members exhibition”, Dublin, Ireland

 

“TAAC Recognition: Taiwanese American Artists”, Queens Museum, New

 

York, USA 

2013

“Being Entangled with Paper: An International Survey of Works on / by / of /

 

with / from Paper”, Star Gallery, Beijing, China

 

Halcyon Gallery, Shanghai, China

 

“Material Spin”, NYU Art Department, New York, USA 

 

“Wrinkles of Time”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

2012

“New World: Timeless Visions”, Membership Show of the International

 

Academy of Ceramics, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

“Arts Faculty Show”, NYU Pless Hall, New York, USA 

2010

“Margin” The Common, NYU Barney Building, New York, USA 

2009

Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA

2008

Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA

2007

“Arts Faculty Show”, NYU, New York, USA

2006

Multnomah Arts Center, Portland, USA

 

“‘□○*#~’ Abstract Painting”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

 

“An Invitational Exhibition of Ceramic Art from Taiwan”, National Museum of

 

History, Taipei, Taiwan

2005

“The 3rd World Ceramic Biennale”, Icheon, South Korea

 

Weisspollack Gallery, New York, USA

 

Hammond Museum, New York, USA

 

Fondazione Sant’ Antonio, Noli, Italy

2004

“Fifth Biennale d’Arte Contemporanea Paraxo”, Andora, Italy

 

“Fogli Parlanti”, Alaasio, Italy 

 

Jericho Plaza, New York, USA

2003

Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA

2002

Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA

2001

Gallery of Amerasia Bank, New York, USA 

 

Taipei Gallery, New York, USA 

2000

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, USA 

 

Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, New York, USA  

 

Gallery of Amerasia Bank, New York, USA  

 

Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, USA  

 

Guangdong Shiwan Ceramics Museum, Foshan, China

1999

“Ceramic Arts Millennium Invitational Exhibition”, Beijing, China

 

Kuo Mu Sheng Foundation Arts Center, Taipei, Taiwan

1998

Galerie Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan

 

“International Ceramic Exhibition”, Yixing Ceramics Museum, Wuxi, China

1997

Queens Library Gallery, New York, USA

1996

Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger, Norway

 

NYU 80WSE Gallery, New York, USA

 

New World Art Center, New York, USA

1995

Apex Art, New York, USA

1994

UP Gallery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

 

ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

 

Rosenberg Gallery, New York, USA

1993

Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, New York, USA

 

ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

1992

Rosenberg Gallery, New York, USA

1991

NYU Loeb Student Center, New York, USA

1988

Yung-Han Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

 

 

Collections

Yingge Ceramics Museum, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Racine Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA

Outdoor Public Art for Tianmu SOGO Department Store, Taipei, Taiwan

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Texas, USA

Centro Cultural Paraxo, Alaasio, Italy

Edward R. Broida Collection, Orlando, USA

National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

Yageo Foundation of Art, Taipei, Taiwan

Guangdong Shiwan Ceramics Museum, Foshan, China

Yixing Ceramics Museum, Wuxi, China

River Art Center, Taichung, Taiwan

National Taiwan Arts Education Center, Taipei, Taiwan

National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan

 

Shida Kuo 2010

Author / Shida KUO
  • Language
  • PriceNT$350
  • PublisherThe Eslite
  • Size21x26 cm
  • Publication Date2010/06
  • ISBN9789868631502
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Shida Kuo 2010

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