Hsia Yan Solo Exhibition

Hsia Yan Solo Exhibition

Exhibition Period
02 Dec 2006 - 31 Dec 2006
Opening Hours
2 Dec 2006


Hsia Yan was born into a wealthy family in Xiangxiang, Hunan Provence, but raised as an orphan in Nanjing after his parents passed away early in his life. When the war began, the young artist served in the military and drifted from cities to cities before settling in Taiwan in 1949. Here, he studied art with Lee Chun-shan and founded one of the most important artist group called Tongfang Art Group with fellow students including Hsiao Chin, Huo Gang, Chen Daoming, O-yang Wen-yuan, Hsiao Ming-hsian. In 1963 he went to Paris to study art and it was during the five years that he spent there when he developed “fuzzy man,” his signature style that symbolizes the absurdity and sense of isolation of modern existence as well as the artist’s sadness for a life of vagrancy. Soon after Paris, Hsia moved to New York and explored photorealism before returning to Taiwan again in 1992. Currently he lives in Shanghai, where he continues to explore different styles and forms of contemporary art with concepts that emanate an Eastern charm that is both robust and spiritual.

1932        Born in Xiangxiang, Hunan Provence, China
1948        Graduated from Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China
1949        Moved to Taiwan 
1951        Studied with painter LI Chun-Sen
1955        Co-found “Eastern Art Society”, Taipei, Taiwan
1965        Studied at École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Paris, France, for two years
1968        Moved to New York, USA
1973        Represented by O.K. Harris, New York, USA
2000        Received the National Culture and Arts Foundation 4th Literary and Arts Award
2002        Moved to Shanghai
2011        "HSIA Yan", Lin & Lin Gallery, Beijing, China
2010        Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2008        Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China
2006        Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan 
               Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
               Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China
2005        Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China
2003        ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
2000        ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
1999        Dimensions Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
1998        "HSIA Yan Retrospective Exhibition", Provincial Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

               (now National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts), Taichung, Taiwan

1996        ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

1995        ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
1994        "40 Years of Art: a HSIA Yan Retrospective Exhibition", Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
1993        ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
1991        ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

1990        ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

1989        ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
1987        O.K. Harris, New York, USA
1984        O.K. Harris, New York, USA
1982        O.K. Harris, New York, USA
1980        Graphic Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1977        O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, USA
1974        O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, USA
1967        Galerie du Haut Pave, Paris, France
1965        Galerie du Haut Pave, Paris, France
1961        Mi-Chou Gallery, New York, USA

2010        "Perfection‧Serenity‧Substance‧Unrestraint" CHEN Hsia-yu, HSIUNG Ping-ming,

               HSIA Yan Sculpture Exhibition, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

2007        "Chinese Imagery - HSIA Yan, SHU Fu-hou, XIANG Jing, LAI Yuan, SU Sheng-qian", Eye Level

               Gallery, Shanghai, China

2006        Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China
               "Imagery of Mt. Wuyi", Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2005        "HSIA Yan v.s. YUAN Jai", ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
2003        "Fine Arts Festival - National Literature and Art Award Winners", Howard Salon, Taipei, Taiwan
               "Art Center TNCA", Art Center Tainan National College of the Arts, Tainan, Taiwan
1999        "Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art", Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
1998        "Taipei Modern Painting Show", Shinmachi Museum, Shinshu, Japan
               "Eastern Modern Memorandum-through a colorful bomb shelter", Dimension Art Center,

               Taipei, Taiwan
1997        "40th anniversary of Salon de Mai‧Eastern Art Society", Kaohsiung, Taichung/ Taipei/ Kinmen, Taiwan
1996        "IT Park Group Exhibition", IT Park Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
               "HSIA Yan‧LIAO Shiou-Ping", New Taipei Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
               "40 Years of Salon de May‧Eastern Art Society: Modern Art", Zen Arts Center,

               Kaohsiung, Taiwan
               "Post Modern Imagery", Ever Harvest Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
               "A contemporary View of Taiwanese Arts-Hanart's Choice", Hanart TZ Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1995        "Door God‧New Era - Artist Group Exhibition", Crown Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1994        "Taipei Modern Art", Bangkok National Museum, Bangkok, Thailand
1993        Hanart TZ Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1991        "The Exhibition: Taipei-New York", Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
               "35th anniversary of Salon de Mai‧Eastern Art Society", Era Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1990        "Contemporary Artists Drawing Exhibition", ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
1987        "Artists of Taiwan and Shanghai", Shanghai, China
1986        "Eleven New York Artists' Works", Guangdong, China
1985        "International Ink Painting", Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
               "American Realism: The Precise Image", Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
1984        "Six Artists from Taiwan", Beijing Art Museum, Beijing, China
1983        "Paintings in New York", Museum of The New York City, USA
1982        "Paintings by Leading Overseas Chinese Artists", Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong,

1981        "Visions of New York City: American Paintings, Drawings, and Prints of the 20th Century",

               Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (organized by Whitney Museum of American Art,

               New York, USA and Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan)
1980        "American Figure Painting 50-80", Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, USA
1979        "Modern Art in Toledo Collections", Toledo Museum of Art, USA
1977-78        "Photo Realism", Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, USA
1977        "Selection for New and Old Collections", Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, USA
1976        "Urban Aesthetics", Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA
               "The Presence and Absence in Realism", State College at Potsdam, New York, USA
               "Painting and Sculpture Today '76", Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, USA
1975        "A Change of View", Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, USA
1974        "Aspects of the Figure", Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA
               "New Realism", Skidmore College, Sarasota Spring, USA
1965        "Modern Art of the Republic of China", Gallery of the Palace of Exhibitions, Rome, Italy
1964        "Chinese Artists", Paris, France
1962-63        "Young Chinese Artists", Savona/Milan, Italy
1959        "Bienalle of Sao Paulo", Sao Paulo, Brazil
               "Bienalle of Young Artists", Paris, France
1957        "Salon de Mai", Europe
1956        "The 1956 National of Paintings and Calligraphies"


Hsia Yan '06

Author / HSIA Yan
  • Language
  • PriceNT$350
  • PublisherThe Eslite
  • Size28.5x28.5 cm
  • Publication Date2006/12
  • ISBN
 Hsia Yan '06

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