Pearl C Hsiung

Invited by Anna Sew Hoy
Author: Pearl C Hsiung

Painter and video artist Pearl C Hsiung makes work exploring states of physical and metaphysical metamorphosis.  Often, the subjects of her works are mutating landscapes and transmogrifying first-person narratives.  She is interested in the prospect of the universe's endless transformations.  Pearl C. Hsiung received her BA at the University of California, Los Angeles (1997) and her MFA at Goldsmiths College, London (2004). Hsiung has had solo exhibitions at Max Wigram Gallery, London (2006) and Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles (2007, 2010). Hsiung's work has been featured in group exhibitions including Bitch Is The New Black, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles (2009), Acclimatation, Villa Arson, France (2008), Humor Us, Los Angeles Municipal Arts Gallery (2007); 2006 California Biennial and Disorderly Conduct: Art in Tumultuous Times (2008) both at the Orange County Museum of Art; 2006 Busan Biennale, South Korea and Expander, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, London (2005).  Hsiung will be exhibiting in an upcoming solo show at the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College (2011).