Yuh-Shioh

Yuh-Shioh

Born: 1977, Taipei Taiwan

Biography

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.

Education

2003
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan Maine MFA, Hunter College, New York, NY

1999
BA,Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1995-96
MIT, Cambridge, MA

 

 

Exhibitions

2018
The Light Behind the Sun, Richard Levy Gallery,Albuquerque, NM

2015
In Reality, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014
Calling Across the Watermelon Field For You, Anthony Meier Fine Arts,San Francisco, CA

2013
Paintings by Yuh-Shioh Wong,The Locker Plant, The Chinati Foundation, Marfa,TX

2012
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

2008
The Marsupial Project, Cherry and Martin (Project Space), Los Angeles, CA

2007
Thirteen Ways Forever Expanding Compartments, Foxy Production, NYC

2006
Leftover Dots From Atoms and Constellations, Foxy Production, New York, NY

2004
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

2016
Dreams,Visions, Guides, & Vespers, krowswork, Oakland, CA

2011
Fresh Paint, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA

2010
Musee Los Angeles, curated by Mieke Marple, Los Angeles, CA

2008
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

2007
Pia Maria Martin,HaeriYoo,Yuh-ShiohWong,Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, NY

2006
FAUNA://hybrid, Charim Galerie,Vienna,Austria

2005
Mud, Dinter Fine Art, NYC

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

2004
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

2003
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

2002
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

Collections

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

Awards

2013
Artist in Residence, Chinati Foundation, Marfa,TX

2012
Listhus Artist Residency, Iceland

Gulkistan Center for Creative People, Iceland

1999
Albert Alcalay Prize,Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Press

2015
Nicole Borgenicht, 
Artist Profile: Yuh-Shioh Wong, A Painter’s MagicalWorld, cravonline.com, October 14

2007
Roberta Smith, Pia Maria Martin, Haeri Yoo, Yuh-Shioh Wong, The New York Times, February 2

2004
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