Biography

Brook Hsu (b. 1987) 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 come from her own observations, sometimes arising from art history, film and literature. Working across painting, drawing, sculpture and writing, her works aim to question how we define representation today, producing abstract and figurative works that employ a host of signs and motifs, recounting stories of love, pain and humor. Hsu says of her practice, "I seek to understand what we value in life by asking how we value the world."

 

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. Hsu currently lives and works in New York. Recent solo exhibitions by Hsu have taken place at Sant'Andrea de Scaphis, Gladstone Gallery, Rome (2022); Kiang Malingue, Hong Kong (2022); 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

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