Born in Taipei in 1975, Hua Chien-chiang graduated with M.F.A. degree from Taipei National University of the Arts in 2005. He was granted by the Taiwan Fellowship Program of Asian Cultural Council in 2007 as artist-in-residence in Headland Center for the Arts, California. Hua is one of the very few painters in Taiwan who use mainly glue color as media to paint. He masters the technique of glue color painting to create fine and complex lines using rich and vivid colors. Apart from the classical ambiance of traditional glue color painting, Hua’s works reveal the lifestyle and fun of Taiwan’s young generation in his animation and manga style.
Major solo shows: 2013, “Gun & Suit”, Aki Gallery, Taipei; 2010, “Inconscient plaisir”, Galerie Etienne de Causans, Paris; 2009, “Rite de passage”, Cité international des arts, Paris; 2007, “New Blossoms of the Divine”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei; 2004, “High Celestial of the exhibition”, Pacific Cultural Foundation Art Center, Taipei.
Selected group shows: 2014, “ART 14 London’s New Modern and Contemporary Art Fair”, Olympia Grand Hall, London; 2012, “Galleryseoul 12”, Galleria Foret, Seoul, “Mancy’s Tokyo Art Nights”, Tokyo; 2010, “Landscape to Mindscape of Floating World”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung/Mitsuo Aida Museum, Japan; 2009, “Art Osaka 2009”, Osaka; 2008, “11th Beijing International Art Exhibition”, China World Trade Center, Beijing; 2007, “ART. FAIR 21”, Cologn; 2005, “Licensing 2005 International Exhibition”, Taiwan Pavilion, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York.
Public collection: National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei.