I AM INSPIRED BY THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE, THE THINGS THAT MAKE US THE SAME, THE THINGS THAT KEEP US DIFFERENT, AND THE DECISIONS WE MAKE. AS AN ARTIST, I AM NOTED FOR COMPOSITIONS THAT COMBINE WORDS AND IMAGES. FOR ME, A SINGLE WORD IS A PICTURE WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS, AND ITS MEANING IS IN CONSTANT FLUX.
I AM INTERESTED IN PLACING MY ARTWORK IN PUBLIC PLACES, ACCESSIBLE TO RANDOM AUDIENCES. MY HOPE IS TO INSPIRE THOSE WHO ENCOUNTER THE WORK TO REFLECT ON ITS POSSIBLE MEANING, DRAWING FROM THEIR PERSONAL EXPERIENCE TO ACHIEVE UNDERSTANDING.
(American, b. 1963, Taiwan)
1989 MFA, SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, CHICAGO, IL.
1986 BS, ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS, CA.
GRANTS & RESIDENCIES
2012 McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC, CATS Artist in Resident
2011 Can Serrat International Art Center, Barcelona, Spain, Support Stipend Residency
2001 Puffin Foundation, Individual Artist Grant
1996 Public Art Fund, In the Public Realm Grant
1994 John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, Art/Industry Residency
SELECTED PUBLIC ART PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS
2012 McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC. (K)NOW/(K)NEW, Public Installation.
2011 Can Serrat International Art Center, Barcelona, Spain. B(V)ASTA, Public Installation.
2011 ME Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark. Dear Thick and Thin. Group Exhibition.
2011 Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Object. Commissioned project for 30th year anniversary exhibition.
2011 Art Center/South Florida, Miami Beach, FL. Not the Usual Suspects: [new] Art in [new] Public [new] Places. Group Exhibition
2010 spEND, New York, NY. Public Installation.
2005 Proposition Gallery, New York, NY. Group Exhibition.
2004 Brooklyn Museum of Art Brooklyn, NY. Public Installation.
2001 Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, FL. Public Installation.
2001 University of Illinois I-space Gallery, Chicago, IL. Public Installation.
2000 Museum of the Chinese in the Americas New York, NY. Public Installation.
1999 Neuberger Museum Purchase, NY. Public Art Biennial
2018 Charlotte Area Transit System, Charlotte, NC. Art glass and cement inlay.
2015 Children’s Courthouse, Miami, FL. Art glass.
2013 Trinity Church Wall Street, New York, NY. Mosaic
2012 Charlotte Area Transit System, Charlotte, NC. Slated for completion 2016.
2009 Youthful Offenders Facility, Charlotte, NC. Art glass.
2006 Minneapolis Public Library, Minneapolis, MN. New Central Library. Art glass.
2003 New York City Board of Education, New York, NY. Public School 268. Mosaic.
2000 Metropolitan Transit Authority, New York, NY. Metropolitan/Lorimer Subway Station, Brooklyn, NY. Mosaic.
Ayres, William & Sandra Bloodworth, Along the Way: MTA Arts for Transit (New York: Monacelli Press, 2006), p186.