Activate: Market Street 8
Night & Day
January 27th – May 21st, 2016
Gilbert Hsiao @ 85 Market Street
Gilbert Hsiao came to New York City to attend Columbia University. However, it was working as a disc jockey at the Columbia University radio station that had the most profound effect on his career as a visual artist, as visualizing aural patterns was to become a lifelong obsession. Not offering a degree in art at the time, he left Columbia to study figure drawing and anatomy at the Art Students League, eventually receiving his BFA at Pratt Institute. His work has always incorporated abstract illusions of space, motion, light and time, but with a structure akin to music.
He has participated in residencies at Art Omi (Omi, New York), Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation (Brooklyn) and Millay Colony for the Arts (Austerlitz, NY), as well as being an ongoing resident at Gallery Aferro, and was a New York Foundation for the Arts Painting Fellow. His work has been seen in such institutions as P.S. 1, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, MassMOCA and the New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, as well as in commercial galleries and alternative spaces and throughout the Americas, Asia, Europe and Australia.