Artist from Taipei, Taiwan

Hua

Chang

The clash of the traditional approach with progressive modernity is an important issue of recent times. Hua Chang uses a traditional ink technique to present contemporary topics: idyllic representations of nature without apparent human presence. Those floating islands of harmony and happiness express the human desire for organic life, but at the same time are closer to the aesthetics of computer games then the real world.  The choice of technique does not seem to be accidental. Reaching back to our roots and finding solutions in our ancestors' knowledge and our heritage, seems to be an interesting strategy. In fact, rejecting the past as obsolete and useless can also be one of the causes of the ongoing crisis. The gap that opens between man and the nature must be crossed if we want to think about more sustainable development.

 

Bio / CV

 

Born in Taipei, Taiwan, 1992 Resides in Taipei

2017 – 2019 Prince’s School Of Traditional Arts(PFSTA), Postgraduate, London, UK.  M.A. Program,

Department of Visual Islamic & Traditional arts.

2015 – 2017 National Taiwan University Of Arts(NTUA), Postgraduate, Taipei, Taiwan.  M.F.A. Program, Department of Fine Arts.

2010 – 2014 Taipei National University Of Arts (TNUA), Bachelor degree, Taipei, Taiwan.  B.F.A. Department of Fine Arts.

National Collections

2019

HRH Prince Charles, The Dumfries House, Scotland, UK

Prince’s School Of Traditional Arts(PFSTA), Charlotte Rd, Hackney, London, UK

2014

Art Bank Collectio, Ministry of Culture, Taiwan

 

Cooporations

2019

British Museum, London, UK

SPEY MAGAZINE ISSUE, Interview, London, UK

2018

Ciao 潮旅, Interview, London, UK

 

Artist in Residencies (selected)

2016

Galerie d'Art Décoration (Ô Marches du Palais), Lodève, Hérault, France. SCHOLARSHIP

2018

Albukhary, London, UK

2017

Harvey’s of Edinburgh International Ltd The Spey Whisky, Scotland, UK

 

Honors and Awards

2020

The 2020 2nd TDCC Contemporary Arts Award, Merit Award, Taipei, Taiwan

2019

National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology Youth Collection Exhibition,

Judges' list award, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2013

The 27th Annual Fine Art Faculty Art Exhibition of TNUA, The General 1st Prize Taipei, Taiwan

The 27th Annual Fine Art Faculty Art Exhibition of TNUA, The 1st Prize of Painting, Taipei, Taiwan.

The 7th Longyen Foundation Creative Arts, Merit Award of Oil Painting, Taipei, Taiwan

2012

The 26th Annual Fine Art Faculty Art Exhibition of TNUA, The 1st Prize of Painting, Taipei, Taiwan

 

Solo Exhibitions (selected)

2020

Frame & Reflections, Julia Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2017

Fulttering Scene, YIRI ARTS. Taipei, Taiwan

2013

The Frame, Taiwan National University of Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

 

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2020

StarryWinterNight,嘉俬房 & OtherArtthings, Taipei, Taiwan

Origin Art Studio x Songshan Cultural, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan

2019 

MA Degree Show, (PFSTA), London, UK

2 National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology Youth Collection Exhibition, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2017

A Hand Up - CentrePoint, Hive Dalston, London City, UK

Floatiog Island Re-visits: Rethinking Fuzhou, 435 ART ZONE, New Taipei City, TW

2016

Taiwan - Southeast Asia Contemporary Art Exchange Exhibition and Workshop, Great Taipei Art Festival, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Paysages Flottants, Galerie d'Art Décoration (Ô Marches du Palais), Lodève, Hérault, France

DIY: Grand Vernissage, Taiwan National University of Art, 9 Room Art Space Taipei, Taiwan.

Art Fairs (selected)

2020

Taipei Illustration Fair, SCCP Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan.

Taipei Illustration Fair, Auction Center Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

2016

Formosa Art Show, Taipei, Taiwan