Exhibitions

Benrei HUANG solo exhibition “last night butterfly brought me dreams”

Benrei HUANG solo exhibition “last night butterfly brought me dreams”

Exhibition Period
08 Aug 2009 - 01 Sep 2009
Address
ESLITE GALLERY∣5F, No. 11, Songgao Rd., Taipei 11073, Taiwan
Opening Hours
08 Aug 2009

Benrei HUANG draws inspiration from everyday life and uses Nini the rabbit as a vehicle for contemplation and reflection on her experiences. Approachable and each small in size, approximately 20 works will be presented in Eslite Gallery’s VIP room. This marks the first collaboration between the gallery and the artist, and it is also the first time Eslite Gallery opens its VIP room to the public. This light-heated summertime exhibition represents the gallery’s new endeavor to reach a wider audience.

From Benrei HUANG’s paintings we can get a glimpse of the artist’s inner world, as most of them are inspired, directly and indirectly, by the people, things and events that take place in her immediate environment. Sometimes a painting comes from her mourning for the loss of a pet; sometimes it could be an afterthought when she encountered a street performer (singer) in the subway; and sometimes it may be to express her anxiety about environmental degradation. Benrei HUANG believes that all creatures on Earth are only a small part of the universe. Though the course of nature and life are beyond our control, optimism and a fighting spirit may be our only way to give meaning to our existence. As such, HUANG’s works often emanate a hint of sadness and helplessness yet at the same time filled with warmth and humor. Though personal, her works contain emotions that are universal to us, and thus they become a mirror of our own experiences, and from them we are able to see a bit of ourselves.

Benrei HUANG

Benrei HUANG draws inspiration from everyday life and uses Nini the rabbit as a vehicle for contemplation and reflection on her experiences. From Benrei HUANG's paintings we can get a glimpse of the artist's inner world, as most of them are inspired, directly and indirectly, by the people, things and events that take place in her immediate environment. Sometimes a painting comes from her mourning for the loss of a pet; sometimes it could be an afterthought when she encountered a street performer (singer) in the subway; and sometimes it may be to express her anxiety about environmental degradation. Benrei HUANG believes that all creatures on Earth are only a small part of the universe. Although the course of nature and life are beyond our control, optimism and a fighting spirit may be our only way to give meaning to our existence. As such, HUANG's works often emanate a hint of sadness and helplessness yet at the same time filled with warmth and humor. Though personal, her works contain emotions that are universal to us, and thus they become a mirror of our own experiences, and from them we are able to see a bit of ourselves.

1959        Born in Taipei, Taiwan
1982        BA, Department of Fine Arts, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan
1992        MFA, Illustration as Visual Essay, School of Visual Arts, New York, USA

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017       "In The Name Of Flower", Eslte Spectrum Suzhou, Suzhou, China

2015        "Om at the Breakfast Table", ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

2013        "Dreams for Sale", ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

               PROJECT ONE, Hong Kong, China  

2012        "I Know My Taichi", ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
2010        "An Angel on My Table", ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan 
               Cypress College Arts Theater, Los Angeles, USA
2009        "Last Night Butterfly Brought Me Dreams", ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan 
               "Here with Me", Taipei Cultural Center, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, New York, USA

 

Group Exhibitions
2013        "Being Entangled with Paper: An International Survey of Works on /by /of /with /from Paper", Star Gallery,

               Beijing; Halcyon Gallery, Shanghai, China
               "Fun and Whimsy", Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA
1997        "Giggling Bubbling", Da Gallery, New York, USA

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