About

Artist Statement

Intrigued by the sensuous, mysterious, and ever-changing world, I attempt to capture and interpret the ungraspable elements of time and change, to conceptualize and make tangible the fleeting moments of our inner landscape and the fragility of the human condition, and to exploit/explore the unusual beauty of the perfect imperfection of nature.  By crossing over media boundaries, taking a spontaneous yet detailed approach, I hope to deliver complex art narratives that can draw and repay sustained attention and reflection.

Bio

Born and raised in Taiwan, Yuling Chuang worked several years in Taipei as a reporter, editor, and writer.  She has a degree in Journalism and is mostly self-taught as an artist, after finding her calling.

By exploring and incorporating a broad range of  materials and techniques, Chuang imbues her work with complex moods, surreal ambiguity, and conceptual metaphorical meaning to invite silent dialogue and to draw contemplative attention.  She expresses the  contradictions, transience, fragility, and poignancy of life through subtle detail, texture, and layering.

Chuang has traveled extensively around the globe, which has profoundly influenced her perception of art, life, and humanity in general.  She now lives and works in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Selected Exhibitions

2018

  • Ann Arbor Women Artist Annual Spring Juried Exhibition, Ann Arbor, Michigan  Award: Juror’s Prize
  • “Between the Seams”, National Juried Exhibition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2016

  • 94th Annual All Media National Juried Exhibition, 117 Gallery, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan   Award: Juror Award

2012

  • Ann Arbor Women Artist Annual All Media Juried Exhibition, Riverside Art Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • All Media Juried Exhibition, Northville Art House, Northville, Michigan

2011

  • Vanish/Survive:  The 7th International Biennial of Textile Miniatures, international juried exhibition, Arkos Dailes Galerija, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Man as Object, Reversing the Gaze, national juried exhibition, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, California
  • Looking Both Ways, invitational and national juried exhibition, Eastern Michigan University Gallery, Ypsilanti and University of Michigan North Campus Research Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • The Annual:  All Media Exhibition, statewide juried exhibition, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Image as Metaphor Juried Exhibition, Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • Ann Arbor Women Artist Annual Summer Juried Exhibition, Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • All Things Asian, invitational group exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio

2010

  • 1st Lessedra International Painting & Mixed Media Competition, Lessedra Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • The Annual: All Media Exhibition, statewide juried exhibition, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan  Award: Honorable Mention
  • Open Atelier, Installation and 2D works,  Foundation OBRAS; Center for Art and Science, Evoramonte, Portugal  Award: Artist Residency
  • Abstractions, national juried exhibition, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, California
  • 9th Lessedra World Art Print Annual, Lessedra Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects, Sofia, Bulgaria

2009

  • Ann Arbor Women Artist Annual Spring Juried Exhibition, Ann Arbor, Michigan   Award: 1st Place, the Frida Kahlo Award

2008

  • The Annual: All Media Exhibition, statewide juried exhibition, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan

2006

  • The Annual:  All Media Exhibition, statewide juried exhibition, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan

2003

  • Artists of Hawaii, statewide all media juried exhibition, Honolulu Academy of Art Museum, Honolulu, Hawai’i
  • Commitment to Excellence, 25th silver anniversary statewide all media juried exhibition, The Academy Art center, Honolulu, Hawai’i
  • Art Talk Art Sale 2003 Art Exhibition, nominated invitational exhibition, The Contemporary Art Museum, Honolulu, Hawai’i
  • Hawai’i Craftsmen Annual, statewide all media juried exhibition, The Academy Art Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i

2002

  • Mixed Media Miniature, invitational group exhibition, Koa Gallery, Honolulu, Hawai’i
  • Hawai’i Craftsmen Annual, statewide all media juried exhibition, The Academy Art Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i

2000

  • Commitment to Excellence, statewide all media juried exhibition, Amfac Exhibition Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i    Award: 2nd Place, 3D category
  • Hawai’i Craftsmen Annual, statewide all media juried exhibition, The Academy Art Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i

 Selected Press and Publications

2016

  • “Free Wet Hugz: 94th Annual All Media Exhibition,” 10.22.16, K.A. Letts, Pulp

2011

  • The 7th International Biennial of Textile Miniatures, exhibition catalog, Lithuania
  • Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze, exhibition catalog, California
  • Looking Both Ways, exhibition catalog, Michigan

2010

  • “Ann Arbor Art Center’s ‘Annual’ exhibit an ambitious overview of regional works,” 08.25.10,  John Carlos Cantu, Ann Arbor News
  • Artists in Residence, open atelier catalog, Foundation OBRAS, Portugal
  • 1st Lessedra International Painting and Mixed Media Competition CD, Bulgaria
  • 9th Lessedra World Art Print Annual catalog, Bulgaria

2009

  • “Chromatic renderings serve up subtlety,” 04.12.09, John Carlos Cantu, Ann Arbor News

 Artist Talk

2010

  • Foundation OBRAS; Center for Art and Science, Evoramonte, Portugal

 

 

 

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