Born: 1977, Taipei Taiwan

Biography and Information


Yuh-Shioh (pronounced ēsho), paints alternative worlds where time is not linear, and space and dimensions overlap. Inspired by esoteric ideas and visions of ancient civilizations, Yuh-Shioh’s paintings reveal ethereal compositions that are both deliberate and impulsive.

She melds techniques typically associated with the Far East with Western esotericism and creates a hybrid yet universal aesthetic. Capturing the spirit of both the natural and energetic worlds, Yuh-Shioh uses large Sumi and Hake brushes to apply diluted acrylic paint to raw canvas. She places her bold confident shapes and lines with intention, while their watery edges bleed spontaneously and exquisitely into the natural surface.

Yuh-Shioh is inspired by the work of Hilma af Klimt, the pioneer of abstract art who painted the spiritual realm and the occult in the late 1800s and sought to understand and communicate the various dimensions of human existence.

The artist explores her interest in shamanism, journeying and visions. She explains that she accesses the Akashic records and grounds the etheric plane into the third dimension through materiality. In each painting the veil between the physical and energetic worlds becomes transparent as plant spirits, luminous shapes, and atmospheric landscapes co-mingle in a way that captures the creative spirit we all share as humans in a complex, mysterious and ever-changing universe.

Her work is part of the permanent collection of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Yuh-Shioh currently lives and works in Santa Fe, NM.


Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan Maine MFA, Hunter College, New York, NY

BA,Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

MIT, Cambridge, MA


The Light Behind the Sun, Richard Levy Gallery,Albuquerque, NM

In Reality, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Calling Across the Watermelon Field For You, Anthony Meier Fine Arts,San Francisco, CA

Paintings by Yuh-Shioh Wong,The Locker Plant, The Chinati Foundation, Marfa,TX

If your feet were anchored to the beach and the tide came in and covered your head, could you hold your breath until the tide went out again?,Thomas Erben Gallery, NYC

The Marsupial Project, Cherry and Martin (Project Space), Los Angeles, CA

Thirteen Ways Forever Expanding Compartments, Foxy Production, NYC

Leftover Dots From Atoms and Constellations, Foxy Production, New York, NY

Spirits Gone Astray, ATM Gallery, NewYork, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Significant Otherness, a benefit for SNPLA,Angel’s Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

Dreams,Visions, Guides, & Vespers, krowswork, Oakland, CA

Fresh Paint, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA

Musee Los Angeles, curated by Mieke Marple, Los Angeles, CA

Summer Mixtape Volume I, Exit Art, New York, NY

Snake Alley,The Taipei Cultural Center, NYC

Rose-tinted Glasses, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise at Passerby, New York, NY

Pia Maria Martin,HaeriYoo,Yuh-ShiohWong,Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, NY

FAUNA://hybrid, Charim Galerie,Vienna,Austria

Mud, Dinter Fine Art, NYC

Can Buildings Curate, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY

Floor-Play,The Brooklyn College Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Despite the Sun, Foxy Production, NYC

Works On Paper, Southfirst, Brooklyn, NY

The Neon Forest Is My Home, Sixtyseven Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

La Superette, Deitch Projects, New York, NY


Power-T’s, Four Walls Project, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Summer Group Show, Sixtyseven Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

MFA Thesis, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York

CAA Exhibition, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY

Les Artistes Americans, curated by Raha Raissnia, La Miroirterie, Paris, France

The Secret Life of Anthology, Anthology Film Archives, NYC 1999 Eyes on Holyoke, curated by Scott Rothkopth, Cambridge, MA

Artsfirst, Adams House House Arts Space, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (Parenthesis),VES Thesis Exhibition, Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Marin General Hospital, San Anselmo, CA
Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA
Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Menlo Park, CA
UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

Artist in Residence, Chinati Foundation, Marfa,TX

Listhus Artist Residency, Iceland

Gulkistan Center for Creative People, Iceland

Albert Alcalay Prize,Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA



Nicole Borgenicht, 
Artist Profile: Yuh-Shioh Wong, A Painter’s MagicalWorld, cravonline.com, October 14

Roberta Smith, Pia Maria Martin, Haeri Yoo, Yuh-Shioh Wong, The New York Times, February 2

Roberta Smith,Spirits Gone Astray, Yuh-Shioh Wong, ATM Gallery, The NewYork Times, pril 2

Maika Pollack, Yuh-Shioh Wong, ATM Gallery, FlashArt International,Vol.XXXVII No. 236, May-June

Katie Stone, Spirits Gone Astray,Yuh-Shioh Wong, ATM Gallery,The Brooklyn Rail,May


Press Release
2018 The Light Behind the Sun at Richard Levy Gallery