Hsiao’s mask series sets up an imaginary world, sometimes using symbols or referencing iconic movies and manga, to make sense with the past two years under the pandemic. “Dandelions Know,” now displayed as banners at the Noguchi Museum, aims to provide comfort and sympathy to the large Asian community who suffers from the anti-Asian violence at the same time.
About The Artist
Chemin Hsiao (Taiwan) is a visual artist based in Queens & Brooklyn (Chashama Studio Space), New York. Hsiao received his BFA & MFA from the School of Visual Arts. In 2021, his artist banners proposal "Dandelions Know" is selected as the winner for the Noguchi Museum to raise awareness to the anti-Asian violence surging during the pandemic. He was a recipient of the New Work Grant & ArtSite Public Art Commissioning from Queens Council on the Arts. Hsiao has taken part in artist residencies such as the Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts in Canada, Manhattan Graphics Center in New York & Cuttyhunk Island Artist Residency in Massachusetts. His artworks were exhibited at various venues such as the Walter Wickiser Gallery, SFA Projects, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, and Queens Botanical Garden. Since 2019, he has completed several commissioned murals for the Queens community including Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, and Flushing. Besides his studio practice, Hsiao has taught in-person or virtual visual arts workshops to students from kindergarten to seniors for organizations such as the Met Museum, Queens Museum, Queens Botanical Garden, ProjectArt, Queens Public Library, Abrons Arts Center, and Nan Shan Senior Center.
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