James Hsieh

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I am a young artist from Taiwan who not only has a great ambition and passion in art but also has lots of interests in exploring various materials to approach my artworks.
         I am dedicated to create a dream environment by approaching both sound and space and allowing the viewer to experience them in a sensorial way. Moreover, I also approach stop-motion animation to transform my dream into visual narratives. Most of my works are inspired by the nature, such as flowers and plants. It is also connected to my childhood memories and grew up in the countryside, while I spent all of my times with my grandparent in their garden. I like to use playful and childlike ways to communicate with serious and adult subjects. Thus, I’m very interested in the contradictions between childlike qualities and the darkness behind it.

  Additionally, by transforming my studio into a dream place, I propose further for it to engage with reality. Through a wearable sculpture, I perform an exploration of the urban landscape in specific time and places, continuing these clashes between a surreal context and real life. In this piece, I try to express the loneliness and lost of myself while dreaming by presenting the emptiness of the bustling places in New York City to create a surreal contrast. Taking it further, I propose a performance to interact/engage with the public and explore more possibilities from its potential performativity.
「One Year Of Resistance」group show at Untitled Space Gallery, 45 Lispenard St #1w, New York,                                       01/16/2018-02/04/2018

「Bad Santa's Grotto」group show at Lic Arts Open Gallery, 30 - 30 47th Ave, Long Island City, New York                                  12/15/2017-01/07/2018

「People's Choice Salon Show」group show at Green Point Gallery, 390 McGuinness Blvd, Brooklyn, New York                                          10/20//2017

「Point Off view」collaboration with fshion designer Marina Testino' new brand launching reception, group show at 76 Wooster St at Soho, New York, New York                                                                                    10/19/2017

「Ritual Spirit」group show at White Rabbit Gallery, 30 Balfour Street, Chippendale NSW 2008, Sydney, Australia                         08/30-01/28/2018

「Second Nature」thesis exhibition group show at Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune St, New York, New York                                         04/21-04/29/2017

「The Hidden Dimension 」group show at Parsons 25 East Gallery, 25 East 13th St., New York, New York                                      04/17-04/29/2017

「Re/Collection」group show at The New School Skybridge Art Space 66 W 12th St, New York, New York                                            11/16-11/30/2016

「Two by two(arts in conversation)」group show at Parsons 25 East Gallery, 25 East 13th St., New York, New York                   09/12-09/23/2016

「a petit a」Joint Exhibition in 789 Chicken farm Gallery, Taoyuan, Taiwan                                                                                                    11/30-12/14/2013

「Paradise」James Hsieh Second Individual Exhibition in Ping-Jen High School                                                                                        08/26-09/30/2013
Dreamcatcher series was collected later by White Rabbit Gallery in Sydney, Australia 2013

「Dreamcatcher」James Hsieh First Individual Exhibition on Earth in Traveler 1193 Renaissance Café inTaoyuan city,Taiwan    07/1-07/30/2013                                                                                                                     
「Dreamcatcher」Joint Exhibition in Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan                                                                          05/25-05/28/2013

 789 Chicken farm Gallery Opening Joint Exhibition, Taoyuan city, Taiwan                                                                                                       11/01-11/30/2012