Statement of Tang-Wei HSU

Tang-Wei Hsu (1980 born in Taiwan) obtained a BA in Architecture at the Shih Chien University and finished an MFA in Visual Arts at the Tainan National University of the Arts. His paintings begin from an imagined fantasy space extending into installation, sculpture, and public art.

He is a recipient of the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship (2009) and was a residency artist in the International Studio & Curatorial Program, Brooklyn (2011).

After relocated to New York in 2011, Hsu attended many local and international exhibitions such as “Crystal Cave", ASYMMETRIK Gallery, New York (2016); “Across The Pacific”, LAM Gallery, California (2016); “On & On: Art Without End”, Mark Miller Gallery, New York (2015); Outdoor exhibitions include 4heads: GIAF, New York (2016,2013&2012); DUMBO Arts Festival, New York (2013).

As an international artist, he travels widely for varied projects and installations taking place in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Demark, Australia, the USA, and so on. In 2013, Hsu collaborated with the New York City DOT (Department of Transportation) and carried out a public art installation project: Magic Monkeys. Series sculptures were shown in Sculpture By The Sea in Denmark (2015) and Cottesloe, Sydney, Australia (2016, 2018).

From studio to gallery, to street, to museum, Tang-Wei Hsu’s work has universal appeal. Tang-Wei studied space design and plastic arts. His experience in architectural drawings has contributed to his uniqueness. Hsu has reinvented the Superflat style by infusing three-dimensional perspective into his paintings and sculptures. His art transforms us from reality to a fantasy world. Hsu’s large-scale stainless steel sculptures and the drawings of creatures (organic patterns) that he constantly composes in white and black lines, which are seen as his individual idiosyncrasy and artlang, have gradually gained him worldwide publicity.

Tang-Wei creates complex drawings as well as mixed-media installations composed of his drawings, paintings, and architectural features. He often alludes to nature in his work and interprets physical features of our universe as the stars and astronomy, either at close range or at a distance. By combining his fanciful worlds with practical architectural features, he asks us to suspend our disbelief, embrace his fantasy terrains, and enjoy them as part of our everyday surroundings.

Those works hope to produce the relationship between the miniature and enormous scale in his paintings. Different layers from the painting produced many relationships, in order to make this imaginary space or scene are fantastic as outer space, every status of every distance is compressed into the flat paintings. Also extends the new imagination and fantasy from this space, by creating some clustered symbols in an artificial way, to make it feels like some unknown biology, biological unit, and various imagination of scenes.


Internet Profiles






Solo Exhibition


“Maze Coordinates”, Beyond Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan


“Crystal Cave”, ASYMMETRIK Gallery, New York

“Another World”, Solo exhibition of HSU Tang Wei & LU Hao-Yuan, Art Stage Singapore


“Observatory”, Art Projects Gallery, Hong Kong


The Selection of Sketchings”, CANS Tea & Book House, Taipei, Taiwan

“Nature’s Wonderland”, ASYMMETRIK Gallery, New York


“A Crack in Time”, Beyond Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan


“Indescribable Scenes”, Gallery 456, New York

“Sphere of Planetesimals – Tang-Wei Hsu ”, National Central University Art Center, Taiwan


“Evolutionism-Hsu Tang-Wei”, Gallery J. Chen, Taipei, Taiwan

“Solo Exhibition of HSU Tang-Wei & CHUNG Shun-lung”, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan


“Dredging up the drift”, ITPARK Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan


“Fantasy”, the Art Center of Hsinchu University of Education, Hsinchu, Taiwan


“Follower”, Sly Art, Taipei, Taiwan




Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture, Thailand


Art@Renaissance (A@R), New York


New York Art Residency & Studios Foundation (NARS), New York


The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York


Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco




“Jade Petals”, Sculpture By The Sea, Andrea Stretton Memorial Invitation, Australia


“City Carriers”, The winner of English Zine, EXPOZINE, Canada


Council for Cultural Affairs Fellowship


National Culture and Arts Foundation, Creative Subsidy

Asian Cultural Council, Artist Abroad Subsidy


Taoyuan Creative Award, First Place

Taipei Fine Art Award, Honorable Selected


Public Art


“Float Traveling”, Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 2, Taoyuan, Taiwan


“Youth Freestyle”, Taichung North District Sports Center, Taichung, Taiwan


“Fengyuan Pastry Sculptures”, Taichung World Flora Exposition, Fengyuan Huludun Park, Taiwan


“Rainbow Pixies”, The Art Center of Hungkuang University of Science and Technology, Taiwan


“Pocono Bud”, private collected in Berth, Australia

“Star of Hope”, National Kaohsiung Center For The Arts, Taiwan

“Nimble power”, Green Energy Art Power, Taichung, Taiwan


“Monkey Magic”, Urban Art Program : NYC DOT, New York


“Fantastic Planet”, Nangang Station, Taipei, Taiwan


“Universe Flower – 2010 Taipei Lantern Festival Public Art Exhibition”, Taipei City Hall, Taipei, Taiwan

“Space poem fragments – Ground Art Festival”, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

“Arbor of Luminous Fruit”, Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan


“Welcome to the Galaxy Railway”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan


“Star Cluster”, National Health Research Institutes, Miaoli, Taiwan

Group Exhibition


“POW WOW! Long Beach”, Long Beach, CA

“Zooming In and Out of Imaginary Worlds”, Beyond Gallery, Taiwan


“stARTup LA”, Venice Beach, Los Angeles


“stARTup LA”, Venice Beach, Los Angeles

“A Land of Happiness” 2019 Treasure Hill Light Festival, Taipei, Taiwan

“Animal” National Palace Museum New Media Art exhibition, Taichung, Taiwan


“Sculpture By The Sea”, Bondi, Sydney, Australia

“Relaxation – The Secret Garden of Cartoon Fantasy”, MOCA-Yinchuan, China

“stARTup Art Fair”, The Hotel del Sol, San Francisco

“Sculpture By The Sea”, Cottesloe, Perth, Australia

“On & On: Art Without End and Color-ism”, The Beard & Weil Galleries, Wheaton College, Norton, MA


“Keep Going – Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Farglory Museum, Taiwan

“Design Together”, Zhongshan MRT Station, Taipei, Taiwan


“Sculpture By The Sea 2016”, Sculpture By The Sea, Cottesloe, Australia

“Across The Pacific”, LAM Gallery, California

“Young At Heart”, Galerie F&F, Taiwan


“On & On: Art Without End”, Mark Miller Gallery, New York

“The Moment”, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, New York

“Sculpture By The Sea 2015”, Sculpture By The Sea, Aarhus, Denmark

“Art Athina”, Faliron Pavilion, Greece

“Fukui Hsu Mann Wang”, Flinn Gallery, Connecticut

“Jecoration”, J-Collabo, New York

“SCOPE: New York 2015”, Art Projects Gallery, New York


“Solstice Synergy”, Mahlstedt Gallery, New York

“Emrupt – International Contemporary Art Exhibition", Leigh Wen Fine Art, New York

“Episode 8”, NARS Foundation, New York


“Love Love : Animamix Biennale 2013-14”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

“Delicate Enchantments", NARS Foundation, New York

“Rainbow Pixies”, DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, New York

“Nature Phenomenon”, 4heads: 6th Annual Governors Island Art Fair, Governors Island, New York

“Fantasy on the spot”, National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan

“See.Me Happy Hour”, Big Screen Plaza, New York

“The Story of the Creative”, See | Exhibition Space, New York

“Toy Story”, Galerie Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan

“Untitled”(drawing on site with En Masse), The Governors Ball NYC Music Festival, New York

“Untitled”(drawing on site with En Masse), Fountain Art Fair 2013, New York

“Landscape of Spectacle: 2013 Treasure Hill Artist Village Lantern Festival”, Taipei, Taiwan

“3rd Next Super Star” CANS, Taipei, Taiwan


“Innovation & Re-creation” Selected Works from the NTMoFA Young Artist Collection, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

“CAFAM-FUTURE” CAFAM Art Museum, Beijing, China

“Future Pass” National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan; Today Art Museum, Shanghai

“2nd Next Super Star” CANS, Taipei, Taiwan

“4heads: 5th Annual Governors Island Art Fair”, Governors Island, New York

“Monster Drawing Rally 2012”, DUMBO Arts Center, New York

“GO: a community-curated open studio project”, NARS Foundation, New York

“5th Annual Open Studio”, NARS Foundation, New York

“Objects in Motion”, NARS Foundation, New York


“2011 Taipei lantern festival”, Zhongshan Station line park, Taipei, Taiwan

“2011 ISCP Open Studio”, Brooklyn, New York

“Postcards To North Brooklyn”, Arts@Renaissance Center, New York


“Art Fair in Taipei”, Gallery J. Chen, Taipei

“Non-Places: Architecture of pheromonal presence”, Shih-Chien university, Taipei, Taiwan

“Very Fun Park”, East District of Taipei, Taiwan

“Pattern of Art”, TAI YU Beaux Arts Salon, Chiayi, Taiwan

“Art Taiwan – Su Meng-hung & Hsu Tang-Wei Group Exhibition”, Taipei Cultural Center in Tokyo, Shinagawa, Japan

“Best Wishes for You”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

“7th Chinese Character Festival”, BR4 Train station, Taipei, Taiwan


“Art Fair Tokyo @ TOKIA “, TOKIA, Tokyo, Japan

“CIGE 2009”, China World Trade Center Exhibition Hall, Beijing, China

“Cow Parade Taipei 2009”, Huashan1914 Creative Park, National Taiwan

“Kaohsiung International Container Arts Festival 2009”, Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

“Art Site of Chiayi Railway Warehouse”, Art With The Heart, Chiayi, Taiwan


“Searching for the Ma-Wei-Du” MOT ARTS/HOME DELUXE, Taipei, Taiwan

“Art is Now-2008 Busan Biennale Side Show”, Busan, Korea

“Mix & Match Vision-Invitation for 2008 Contemporary Art Communication Across Taiwan Straits”, Wu Jiao Chang 800 Art Space, Shanghai, China

“Sleepwalking in the Crevice of Cat and Hermann Minkowski”, Warehouse No.20, Taichung, Taiwan

“Young young-young artists’ irresolute purpose”, Da Xiang Art Space, Taichung, Taiwan

“Spume Black Tea – Taipei MOMA”, The Moravian Gallery in Brno, Czech Republic


“Not Full Enough – Asia Art Biennale”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan


“Variety of Arts", Taoyuan Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taiwan

“Play", NCKU Art Center, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

“Manga", VT Artsalon, Taipei, Taiwan

“New and light art", Art Center of Chung Yuan Christian University, Chung Li, Taiwan

“Black and white sketch exhibition", Chienguo Technology University, Changhua, Taiwan


“One More Glance", IT-Park, Taipei, Taiwan

“Chameleons", The Sun Arcade, Honk Kong

“X-L “, 138 Art Station, Tainan, Taiwan

“The Enantiomorph -the other and the divergences “, The Art Center of Tainan National University of the Arts, Tainan, Taiwan

“Fubon Arts", Taipei Fubon Building, Taipei, Taiwan

“The Flu", Joint Exhibition of Sly Art, Sin Pin Pier – Absolutely Art Space, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

“Formidable", Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

“Joint Exhibition of Taipei Fine Arts", Taipei Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan