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Gilbert Hsiao  1956, US

Rank (2014): 7172 – 

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USA 30
Germany 9
Australia 2
Netherlands 2

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  Minus Space, USA 6
dr. julius | ap dr. julius | ap, Germany 5

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1956 Born in Easton, Pennsylvania (US)

Gilbert Hsiao grew up in the midwestern state of Indiana and came to study art history in New York City at Columbia University. He is a self-taught practitioner of hard edged, abstract painting who names music and the psychology of perception as chief influences in the development of his work.

For nearly thirty years, Hsiao has explored the mechanics of visual perception. His paintings of the past decade are characterized by their use of intricately overlaid, exacting stripes of color. Recently, he has been experimenting with shaped panels which create an active, continuously shifting surface, with no traditional sense of top or bottom, left or right. Hsiao new paintings seem to simultaneously defy both the eye and one's sense of gravity.

Unlike much reductive, pattern-based painting, however, Hsiao approaches his practice spontaneously and makes each painting intuitively. In other words, Hsiao's paintings are not executed according to a predetermined plan, but rather are the sum of a series of improvised decisions. Similarly, the hanging of much of this work is similarly spontaneous; works are oriented according to the spaces in which they are to be displayed. Thus the same painting can be hung differently in different environments.

After 30 years in Brooklyn, NY, USA, Gilbert Hsiao (b. 1956, USA) now lives and works in Berlin, Germany. His work has been exhibited internationally, including the United States, Australia, New Zealand, The Netherlands, and Germany. He recently mounted solo exhibitions at Gallery Sonja Roesch (Houston), dr julius | ap (Berlin) and MINUS SPACE (Brooklyn). Recent group exhibitions include P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center / MoMA (New York), McKenzie Fine Art (New York), IS Projects (Leiden, The Netherlands), Sydney Non Objective (Australia), and Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung (Bonn). Hsiao was awarded a Fellowship in Painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2008. His work is included in a number of public, corporate, and private collections worldwide.

Lives and works in Berlin (DE) and New York (US).

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   Dahlhausen Viral - Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Ahlen Send message

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   Un•bound•ed - Root Division, San Francisco, CA Send message


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   Gilbert Hsiao - Minus Space, New York City, NY

   Hsiao - Filter - Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX

  dr. julius | apGilbert Hsiao - Light Noise - dr. julius | ap, Berlin Send message

   Gilbert Hsiao: Shape/Anti-Shape - Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX


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   Aaa 75Th Anniversary Print Portfolio Exhibition - Martin Art Gallery, Allentown, PA
   To Leo: A tribute from American Abstract Artists - Sideshow Gallery, New York City, NY
   Off the Wall - Parallel Art Space, New York City, NY
  dr. julius | apPrivate View. By Appointment - dr. julius | ap, Berlin Send message

   American Abstract Artists: Aaa’S 75Th Anniversary Portfolio Exhibition - Sarah Moody Gallery - University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Description and image  Aaa 2012 Print Portfolio - UT Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, TN
   Uia (Unlikely Iterations Of The Abstract) - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
Description and image  American Abstract Artists - A Selection - Kent State School of Art Gallery, Kent, Ohio
   Doppler - Parallel Art Space, New York City, NY
Description  Dynamic Invention: American Abstract Artists at 75 - Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT
Description and image dr. julius | apDon Voisine / Gilbert Hsiao - Criss Cross Straight Across - Two American abstract painters - dr. julius | ap, Berlin Send message
Description  Light Space Project - Rituals Of Exhibition II - H Gallery Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai

   Roesler Hotel # 21 - Buzz - Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo
   Dripping Color Amazement - Malerei - Galerie oqbo \\ Raum für Bild Wort Ton \\ , Berlin
   Panorama de 31 - Minus Space, New York City, NY
   American Abstract Artists International: 75th Anniversary - ParisCONCRET, Paris
Description and image dr. julius | apFutureShock OneTwo - Internationale Neue Konkrete - dr. julius | ap, Berlin Send message
   The Suburban, Oak Park, IL - Minus Space, New York City, NY

   30: A Brooklyn Salon - BRIC Rotunda Gallery, New York City, NY
   Sound and Vision - McKenzie Fine Art, New York City, NY
   American Abstract Artists 75th Anniversary - O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York City, NY
   An Exchange with Sol LeWitt - Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art - MASSMoCA, North Adams, MA

  dr. julius | apmehrfach _ multiple - dr. julius | ap, Berlin Send message
Description  Julian Dashper (1960-2009): It Is Life - Minus Space, New York City, NY
   Beyond painting - Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, ON

   1/1 ...... 1/100 - Editionen aus Deutschland, den Niederlanden und der Schweiz - Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung, Bonn
   SNO 51 - SNO - Sydney Non Objective Group, Sydney, NSW
   Open House for Butterflies - Minus Space, New York City, NY
   KOSMOS - IS Projects, Leiden
   Escape from New York - RMIT University City Campus, Carlton, VIC
   Linear Abstraction - McKenzie Fine Art, New York City, NY

   gegenstandslos - Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung, Bonn
   Minus Space - MoMA PS1, New York City, NY
Description  International and National Projects Fall 2008 - MoMA PS1, New York City, NY
   The Speed of Colour - IS Projects, Leiden

   machine learning - The Painting Center, New York City, NY
   machine learning - Minus Space, New York City, NY
   The Optical Edge - Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York City, NY

   All the Numbers I Know - BRIC Rotunda Gallery, New York City, NY

   Arc - Sideshow Gallery, New York City, NY

   Selections 34 - The Drawing Center, New York City, NY


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 Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX


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