Brook Hsu was born 1987 in Pullman, Washington, USA, and currently lives and works in New York. Hsu deploys and weaves the autobiographical and the mythopoetic into paintings using an array of materials, including ink, oil paint, industrial carpets, and off-cuts of ready-made lumber. The sources for Hsu’s imagery comes from her own observations, sometimes arising from art history, film and literature. Her practice as painter is based in representation and questions current definitions of figuration and abstraction.


Taiwanese-American artist Brook Hsu grew up in Oklahoma, received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2010 and her MFA from Yale University in 2016. Recent solo exhibitions by Hsu have taken place at Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin (2021); Manual Arts, Los Angeles, USA (2021); Et al., San Francisco (2019); Bortolami Gallery, New York (2019); Bahamas Biennale, Detroit (2018). Group exhibitions with the artist have taken place at: Matthew Brown Gallery, Los Angeles (2022); kaufmann repetto, New York and Milan (2021); TANK, Shanghai (2020); CLEARING, New York (2020); Jan Kaps, Cologne (2020); The Renaissance Society, Chicago (2018-2019).


Her work is part of the collections of X Museum, Beijing; Long Museum, Shanghai.

Installation shots