Shih Chieh Huang creates a sculptural ecosystem using found and collected objects -- including toys, plastic bags, electrical devices, and sensors -- into beautiful, ethereal installations that seem unexpectedly organic and life-like.
For an upcoming exhibition at YBCA, he will create a work that reflects on the Bay Area’s rich legacy in both the machine performance movement and the counter-cultural aesthetics of psychedelia.
Taiwanese-born Huang has exhibited his sculptures and installations at the Busan Biennial; Aichi Triennial; 52nd Venice Biennale; Biennial Zero1 San Jose; Biennial Cuvée in Austria; the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York; and MOCA Shanghai.
His solo exhibitions have been held at RISD Museum of Art, Beall Center for Art and Technology and MOCA Taipei.
In 2010, Huang received an Artist Research Fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution, which culminated with a solo exhibition in the Museum of Natural History’s Ocean Hall Focus Gallery in September 2011. Huang’s other awards include a Rockefeller Foundation New Media Arts Fellowship, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Sculpture Award, two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships and residencies at Art Omi, Skowhegan and The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation.
Huang received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts and is based in New York.