(South Korea 1977 -)
BiographyYihong Hsu has an interesting multi-cultural background. She was born in Seoul, Korea as 3rd generation Chinese immigrant. She received American education since elementary school to college. She now lives permanently in Hong Kong. Yihong Hsu received her Bachelor of Art in Graphic Design at Maryland Institute, College of Art, USA and later received her Master in Arts, Design Management, at International Design Advanced Studies Hongik University in Seoul, Korea.
Solo exhibition (selected)
2019 Solo exhibition Gallery Jeeum
2019 Lane Crawford Hong Kong
2020 Art Capital 2020 Grand Palais Paris, France
Group exhibition (selected)
2019 Art Next Expo Hong Kong
2019 Marche de l’art Atelier Gustave, Paris, France
2020 From the Pages 2 Exhibition, Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Philadelphia USA
2020 Frame Basel 2020 Basel, Swiss
2020 Co-existence - Jeeum Gallery Hong Kong
2020 Affordable Art Fair 2020 – Global
Public art installation (Title: Love. Found.)
2018 Chongqing, China, IFC Shopping mall by Wharf Holdings
ExhibitionHer multi-national and cultural background lead her to have a successful career in design and branding industry for 18 years. In 2018, she had a first break through as an artist, by being commissioned to do an art installation of 10-meter-wide giant panda and 7 meters tall camellia tree - LOVE.FOUND. in Chongqing IFS mall (with co-artist Simone Carena of Italy). Ever since, she has found a new passion in contemporary art and have been painting inspired by the nature. Her works have been loved by many collectors in Europe, US, and locally in Hong Kong.
Her art is about Nature - Elements of nature are my main characters. She use them to depict my stories in each painting. Everything that happens in our (human) life also happens in nature. Competition, struggles, sustainability, reproduction, coexistence, etc. She paint the every day human life, my own experiences, feelings, and encounters using the nature’s elements. She feels that they express it better and also teaches valuable lessons. Although nature has its own struggles, ups and downs, they do it more gracefully and visually more pleasingly. They are fragile yet strong.