HU CHAU-TSUNG


Hu Chau-Tsung was born in 1981 in Taipei, Taiwan. He received his MFA from the Taipei National University of the Arts in 2017.

Hu’s creative inspiration arises from his personal life experiences and practice. The greatest source of inspiration for him, also a place to frequently visit, is the border between city and nature. The border of the city, the most elusive location of all, is the place where he chases the memories of his youth days. Hu captures the outlines of the edges in real life and geographic sites, which he composes with personal experiences, also a delicate gradation of colors, to paint ambiguous areas.

Hu has been continuously focusing on observing and researching the symbiosis of humanity and nature. In his artworks, Hu is aiming to express the common boundary of a natural environment and artificial scene – a vague, ambiguous and untouchable relationship, as well as a penetrating and contradictory sense of space. Obscure, ambiguous, indefinable and constantly changing cross-borders in Hu’s paintings create a larger space for imagination, allowing the audience to reflect on their own memories and experiences. His works show his fantasy about nature, which arouse the spectators to rethink how to exist naturally and to think over again about the landscape. Starting with the cross-borders, space and the sense of belonging as a basis for his explorations, Hu has also derived a discussion of “residence” and “place” from the approach to the relationship between people and land.

Hu Chau-Tsung has received a numerous awards including the Merit Award at the “New Century Painting Exhibition of Cathay Life Insurance” in 2005, the First Place in Oil Painting at “The 10th Art Exhibition of Zhonghe City” in 2006, and was selected as a nominee of the Kaohsiung Awards in 2008 organized by the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts. Hu’s artworks In a Better Future (2012), Under the Gaze of Unknown (2013), In Between (2014), and Home – Private Paradise (2016) have been collected by the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.

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EDUCATION

  • 2017 MFA, Taipei National University of the Arts, School of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2004  BFA, Chinese Culture University, Department of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

AWARDS

  • 2008 Honorable Mention, The 1st King Car Young Artist Exhibition, Taiwan
  • 2008 Honorable Mention, Taiwan National Oil Painting Competition, Taiwan
  • 2008 Selected Award in Oil Painting, Pintung County Art Exhibition, Taiwan
  • 2008 Selected Award, The 2nd Daocheng Young Artist Exhibition, Taiwan, Taiwan
  • 2008 Selected Award, Kaoshsiung Awards, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
  • 2007 Selected Award in Oil Painting, The 12th Art Exhibition of Taichung City, Taiwan
  • 2007 3rd Place in West Painting, The Art Exhibition of Police Day, Taiwan
  • 2007 Honorable Mention in The Group of Universities, Colleges and Socialites, The Watercolor Outdoor Sketching Competition of Taiwan Lions, Taiwan
  • 2006 1st Place in Oil Painting, The 10th Art Exhibition of Zhonghe City, Taiwan
  • 2006 2nd Place in Oil Painting, The 11th Art Exhibition of Taichung City, Taiwan
  • 2006 2nd Place in West Painting, The Art Exhibition of Police Day, Taiwan
  • 2006 3rd Place in Oil Painting, The 11th Art Exhibition of Changhua County, Taiwan
  • 2006 Merit Award, The New Century Painting Exhibition of Cathay Life Insurance, Taiwan
  • 2006 Honorable Mention in The Group of Universities, Colleges and Socialites, The Watercolor Outdoor Sketching Competition of Taiwan Lions, Taiwan
  • 2005 Merit Award, New Century Painting Exhibition of Cathay Life Insurance, Taiwan
  • 2005 Honorable Mention in the Group of Universities, Colleges and Socialites, The 33th Watercolor Outdoor Sketching Competition, Taiwan
    2003 3rd Place in the Group of Universities, Colleges and Socialites, The Watercolor Outdoor Sketching Competition of Taiwan Lions, Taiwan
  • 2003 Selected Award in Watercolor, The 66th Taiyang Art Exhibition, Taiwan
  • 2003 Selected Award in Oil Painting, The 27th Taiwan National Painting Competition, Taiwan

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2017 “Becoming a Place to Be”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2014 “Boundary Maze”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2011 “Border Section: The Dom Plain Narrative”, Julia Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2008 “Between Silence and Aesthetic Purity”, Taipei County Hall Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2008 “Watershed Boundary”, Chinese Culture University Student Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

 COLLECTIONS

  • 2016  “Home – Private Paradise”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2015 “Under the Gaze of Unknown”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2014  “In Between”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2012  “In a Better Future”, Young Artist Collection Program, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2006  Work collected at the 10th Art Exhibition of Zhonghe City, New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • 2003 Work collected at the Watercolor Outdoor Sketching Competition of Taiwan Lions, Taipei, Taiwan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • “ArtFormosa 2017”, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, eslite hotel, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Art16 London”, Olympia Grand, London, UK
  • “Art Kaohsiung”, City Suites, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “Art Taipei ”, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Art in the Library II – Summer Festival Exhibition”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Art Taichung”, Millennium Hotels, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Art Tainan”, Tayih Landis Hotel, Tainan, Taiwan
  • “Freshness of March”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Art Kaohsiung”, Chateau de Chine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “Walking by Taiwanese Art: 1927-2014”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Art Taipei”, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Art Taichung”, Millennium Hotels, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Young Art Taipei’’, Regent Taipei Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Art Tainan”, Tayih Landis Hotel, Tainan, Taiwan
  • “Kiss Kiss My Baby Charity Event “, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “YOGO”, Taipei National University of the Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Art Kaohsiung”, Chateau de Chine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “Art in the Library”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Beautiful Starry Night Sky”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Inside.Outside”, Yuan Ze University Arts Center, Taoyuan, Taiwan
  • “Back Yart”, Stock 20, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Made in Taiwan – Art Taipei Young Artists Discovery”, Art Taipei 2012, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Art Taipei 2012”, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Artist Fair 2012”, Taichung Culture and Creative Industries Park, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Artist Fair 2012”, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Exploring With a Balloon – Taiwan Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Young Art Taipei 2012”, Sheraton Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Le Petit Prince”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Not So Familiar”, Taipei National University of the Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Treasure Hunting in the Capital × Aesthetic Wondering at Huashan”, Huashan 1914 Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “King Car Art Exhibition of New Generation”, King Car Cultural and Art Center Yuanshan Hall, Yilan, Taiwan
  • “Hwa Kang Exhibition: Extreme Beauty of Culture”, National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Realism of the Mind 2009 – 6 Realism Painters of New Generation”, Julia Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Taiwan International Illustration Art Festival”, Huashan 1914 Creative Park Eastern Third Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Contour – Another Expanse”, King Car Cultural & Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “King Car Art Exhibition of New Generation”, King Car Cultural & Art Center Yuanshan Hall, Yilan, Taiwan
  • “Artists Across the Taiwan Strait Group Exhibition”, Capital Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Realism of the Mind 2008 – 6 Realism Painters of New Generation”, Julia Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Floating Formosa”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Shamao Mountain Painting Club Annual Exhibition”, National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Artists Across the Taiwan Strait Group Exhibition”, National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Shamao Mountain Painting Club Annual Exhibition”, National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Stillness Under the Lights”, Taipei Cultural Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Shamao Mountain Painting Club Annual Exhibition”, National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Atypical Realistic Syndrome”, Pacific Cultural Foundation, Taipei, Taiwa
  • “Expression.Spirit”, Hwa Kang Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Existence.Imagery”, Hwa Kang Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Departments of Fine Arts at the National Universities Exhibition”, Taichung City Seaport Art Center, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Wu Da-Kuan Joint Exhibition”, Taipei Cultural Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Reappear the Appearance of Time”, Ren-Ai Hospital Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

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