HSIA Yan 夏陽

HSIA Yan was born into a wealthy family in Xiangxiang, Hunan Provence, but raised as an orphan in Nanjing after his parents passed away early in his life. When the war began, the young artist served in the military and drifted from cities to cities before settling in Taiwan in 1949. Here, he studied art with Lee Chun-shan and founded one of the most important artist group called Tongfang Art Group with fellow students including Hsiao Chin, Huo Gang, Chen Daoming, O-yang Wen-yuan, Hsiao Ming-hsian. In 1963 he went to Paris to study art and it was during the five years that he spent there when he developed “fuzzy man,” his signature style that symbolizes the absurdity and sense of isolation of modern existence as well as the artist’s sadness for a life of vagrancy. Soon after Paris, Hsia moved to New York and explored photorealism before returning to Taiwan again in 1992. Currently he lives in Shanghai, where he continues to explore different styles and forms of contemporary art with concepts that emanate an Eastern charm that is both robust and spiritual.

  • 1932 Born in Xiangxiang, Hunan, China
  • 1948 Graduated from Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China
  • 1949 Moved to Taiwan
  • 1951 Studied under painter LEE Chun-Shan
  • 1955 Co-founded of “Ton Fan Group”, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1965 Studied at École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Paris, France, for two years
  • 1968 Moved to New York, USA
  • 1973 Represented by O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, USA
  • 2002 Moved to Shanghai, China

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2018

  • “HSIA YAN: Journey to Art”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
    2014

  • “Yan HSIA Solo Exhibition”, Lin & Lin Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    2013

  • “New Works by HSIA Yan”, Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China
    2011

  • “Yan HSIA”, Lin & Lin Gallery, Beijing, China
    2008

  • Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China
    2006

  • ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Playing with the Lines”, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China
    2005

  • “Return of the Stars”, Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China
    2003

  • ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    2000

  • ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    1999

  • Dimension Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
    1998

  • “Retrospective of HSIA Yan from 1954 to 1998”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
    1996

  • ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    1995

  • ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    1994

  • “Yan Hsia: Continuation and Rejuvenation–A Retrospective of His Works from 1954 to 1994”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
    1993

  • ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    1991

  • ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    1989

  • ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    1987

  • O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, USA
    1984

  • O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, USA
    1982

  • O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, USA
    1980

  • Graphic Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    1977

  • O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, USA
    1971

  • O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, USA
    1967

  • Galerie du Haut Pave, Paris, France
    1965

  • Galerie du Haut Pave, Paris, France
    1961

  • Mi Chou Gallery, New York, USA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2018

  • “HSIA Yan and His times”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “80 SOHO”, Nan Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    2017

  • “For A Modern Version: Taiwan’s Transdisciplinary Plasticity in the 70s”, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “An Ode to Thirty”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Tracing the Past and Shaping the Future, Powerlong Museum, Shanghai, China
  • “Refresh”, We Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • “Time Machine: ‘Moment。Light。Camera’ –From Classical to Contemporary Photography Educational Exhibition”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “2017 Taipei Art District Festival”, Taipei Art Industry Association, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Legend “, SPSI Art Museum, Shanghai, China
    2016

  • “In the Light of Shadow”, XU Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • “ The Promise of the Past”, AroundSpace, Shanghai, China
  • “Ordinary Objects”, AroundSpace , Shanghai, China
    2015

  • “Monochrome Landscape”, AroundSpace, Shanghai, China
  • Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • “Dawn and Then”, Haohaus, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Force 12 Hurricane”, Ming Yuan Art Museum, Shanghai, China
    2014

  • “The Dream of Glory”, Lujiazui Central Greenland, Shanghai, China
  • “Abstract / Symbol / Oriental–Exhibition of Taiwan’s Masters of Modern Art”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Bloom: ESLITE GALLERY 25th Anniversary”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Master Works on Paper”, Lin & Lin Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Telling Details: Photorealism in Taiwan”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Hualien‧New York‧Paris”, iP Gallery, Hualien, Taiwan
    2013

  • “Derivations II : Unlimited Crossing”, Lin & Lin Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    2012

  • “Cultural Shanghai”, Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • “ Wu Xing”, ITPARK, Taipei, Taiwan
    2011

  • “Eye Level Gallery 10th Anniversary”, Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China
    2010

  • “The Way is not merely between two points”, Lin & Lin Gallery, Beijing, China
  • The 8th Shanghai Biennale “Rehearsal”, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • “Square”, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • “Perfection‧Serenity‧Substance‧Unrestraint” CHEN Hsia-yu, HSIUNG Ping-ming, HSIA YanSculpture Exhibition”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    2009

  • “Jewels of 25 years museum collection”, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Searching for China”, Eye Level Art, Nanchang, China
    2008

  • “Eaglewood ”, Eye Level Art, Shanghai, China
    2007

  • “Mirror: HSIA Yan, ZHOU Changjian, CHEN Junde, JIA Difei, YIN Xiong, HE Hongfei”, Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • “Chinese Imagery–HSIA Yan, SHU Fu-hou, XIANG Jing, LAI Yuan, SU Sheng-qian”, Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China
    2006

  • “Shanghai Impression”, Eye Level Art, Shanghai, China
  • “Chinese Expression: Ten Artists Joint Exhibition”, Eye Level Art, Shanghai, China
  • Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • “IMAGERY of MT. WUYI”, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
    2005

  • “Scenery Code”, Eye Level Art, Shanghai, China
  • “HSIA Yan vs. YUAN Jai”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    2003

  • “Idea and Performance”, Eye Level Art, Shanghai, China
  • “The Special Show of Fine Arts Festival—The Winners’ Works of National Award for Arts”, Howard Salon, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Yixiang–Joint Exhibition of Five Awardees of National Awards for Arts”, Art Center of Tainan National University of the Arts, Tainan, Taiwan
    1999

  • “The 3rd Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art”, Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
  • “Ton Fan Art Group Commemorative Exhibition”, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
    1998

  • “Taipei Modern Painting Show”, Shinshu Shinmachi Art Museum, Shinshu, Japan
  • “Ton Fan’s Modern Memorandum–through a Colorful Bomb Shelter”, Dimension Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Hantoo Art Group Major Exhibition”, Crown Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Taipei Fine Art Museum Permanent Collection Exhibition”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
    1997

  • “40th Anniversary of Ton Fan Group and Fifth Moon Group”, Kaohsiung / Taichung / Taipei / Kinmen, Taiwan
    1996

  • “IT Park Group Exhibition”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “A Contemporary View of Taiwanese Arts–Hanart’s Choice”, Hanart TZ Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “HSIA Yan‧LIAO Shiou-Ping”, New Taipei Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Modern Art: the 40th Anniversary of Fifth Moon Group and Ton Fan Group”, G. Zen Arts Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    1995

  • “Door God‧New Era–Artists Group Exhibition”, Crown Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Wedding Anniversary – Couple Exhibition, Crown Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
    1994

  • “Taipei Modern Art”, Bangkok National Museum, Bangkok, Thailand
    1993

  • “New Art, New Tribes, Taiwan Art in the Nineties”, Hanart TZ Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    1991

  • “The Exhibition: Taipei–New York”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The 35th Anniversary of Ton Fan and Fifth Moon Group Exhibition,” Taipei Times Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    1990

  • “Contemporary Artists Drawing Exhibition”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    1987

  • “Artists of Taiwan and Shanghai”, Shanghai, China
    1986

  • “Eleven New York Artists’ Works”, Guangdong Academy, Guangdong, China
    1985

  • “International Ink Painting”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “American Realism: The Precise Image”, Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
    1984

  • “Six Artists from Taiwan”, Beijing Art Museum, Beijing, China
    1983

  • “Paintings in New York”, Museum of the City of New York, New York, USA
    1982

  • “Paintings by Leading Overseas Chinese Artists”, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, China
    1981

  • “Visions of New York City: American Paintings, Drawings, and Prints of the 20th Century”, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
    1980

  • “American Figure Painting 50-80”, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, USA
    1979

  • “Modern Art in Toledo Collections”, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH, USA
    1977-78

  • “Photo Realism”, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, USA
    1977

  • “Selection for New and Old Collections”, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, USA
    1976

  • “Urban Aesthetics”, Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA
  • “The Presence and Absence in Realism”, State University of New York at Potsdam, New York, USA
  • “Painting and Sculpture Today 1976”, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, USA
    1975

  • “A Change of View”, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, USA
    1974

  • “Aspects of the Figure”, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA
  • “New Realism”, Skidmore College, Saratoga Spring, USA
    1965

  • “Modern Art of the Republic of China”, Gallery of the Palace of Exhibitions, Rome, Italy
    1964

  • “Chinese Artists”, Paris, France
    1962-63

  • “Young Chinese Artists”, Savona / Milan, Italy
    1959

  • Sao Paulo Art Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • “Biennale of Young Artists”, Paris, France
    1957

  • The first and successive Ton Fan Painting Exhibitions in Taiwan, Europe, and America
    1956

  • “The 1956 National of Paintings and Calligraphies”, Taiwan

AWARD

    2000

  • The National Award for Arts (Fine Arts) by the National Culture and Arts Foundation 4th Literary and Arts Award

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

  • Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • China Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Click on each year's works
    SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2006 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2003 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2000 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1996 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1995 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1993 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1991 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1989 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2018 “HSIA Yan and His times”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2017 “An Ode to Thirty”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2014 “Bloom: ESLITE GALLERY 25th Anniversary”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2010 “Perfection‧Serenity‧Substance‧Unrestraint” CHEN Hsia-yu, HSIUNG Ping-ming, HSIA Yan Sculpture Exhibition”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2005 “HSIA Yan vs. YUAN Jai”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1990 “Contemporary Artists Drawing Exhibition”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
司徒強
SZETO Keung
王雅慧
WANG Yahui
  • 1932 Born in Xiangxiang, Hunan, China
  • 1948 Graduated from Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China
  • 1949 Moved to Taiwan
  • 1951 Studied under painter LEE Chun-Shan
  • 1955 Co-founded of “Ton Fan Group”, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1965 Studied at École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Paris, France, for two years
  • 1968 Moved to New York, USA
  • 1973 Represented by O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, USA
  • 2002 Moved to Shanghai, China

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2018

  • “HSIA YAN: Journey to Art”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
    2014

  • “Yan HSIA Solo Exhibition”, Lin & Lin Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    2013

  • “New Works by HSIA Yan”, Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China
    2011

  • “Yan HSIA”, Lin & Lin Gallery, Beijing, China
    2008

  • Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China
    2006

  • ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Playing with the Lines”, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China
    2005

  • “Return of the Stars”, Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China
    2003

  • ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    2000

  • ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    1999

  • Dimension Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
    1998

  • “Retrospective of HSIA Yan from 1954 to 1998”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
    1996

  • ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    1995

  • ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    1994

  • “Yan Hsia: Continuation and Rejuvenation–A Retrospective of His Works from 1954 to 1994”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
    1993

  • ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    1991

  • ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    1989

  • ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    1987

  • O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, USA
    1984

  • O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, USA
    1982

  • O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, USA
    1980

  • Graphic Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    1977

  • O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, USA
    1971

  • O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, USA
    1967

  • Galerie du Haut Pave, Paris, France
    1965

  • Galerie du Haut Pave, Paris, France
    1961

  • Mi Chou Gallery, New York, USA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2018

  • “HSIA Yan and His times”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “80 SOHO”, Nan Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    2017

  • “For A Modern Version: Taiwan’s Transdisciplinary Plasticity in the 70s”, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “An Ode to Thirty”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Tracing the Past and Shaping the Future, Powerlong Museum, Shanghai, China
  • “Refresh”, We Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • “Time Machine: ‘Moment。Light。Camera’ –From Classical to Contemporary Photography Educational Exhibition”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “2017 Taipei Art District Festival”, Taipei Art Industry Association, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Legend “, SPSI Art Museum, Shanghai, China
    2016

  • “In the Light of Shadow”, XU Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • “ The Promise of the Past”, AroundSpace, Shanghai, China
  • “Ordinary Objects”, AroundSpace , Shanghai, China
    2015

  • “Monochrome Landscape”, AroundSpace, Shanghai, China
  • Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • “Dawn and Then”, Haohaus, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Force 12 Hurricane”, Ming Yuan Art Museum, Shanghai, China
    2014

  • “The Dream of Glory”, Lujiazui Central Greenland, Shanghai, China
  • “Abstract / Symbol / Oriental–Exhibition of Taiwan’s Masters of Modern Art”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Bloom: ESLITE GALLERY 25th Anniversary”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Master Works on Paper”, Lin & Lin Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Telling Details: Photorealism in Taiwan”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Hualien‧New York‧Paris”, iP Gallery, Hualien, Taiwan
    2013

  • “Derivations II : Unlimited Crossing”, Lin & Lin Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    2012

  • “Cultural Shanghai”, Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • “ Wu Xing”, ITPARK, Taipei, Taiwan
    2011

  • “Eye Level Gallery 10th Anniversary”, Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China
    2010

  • “The Way is not merely between two points”, Lin & Lin Gallery, Beijing, China
  • The 8th Shanghai Biennale “Rehearsal”, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • “Square”, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • “Perfection‧Serenity‧Substance‧Unrestraint” CHEN Hsia-yu, HSIUNG Ping-ming, HSIA YanSculpture Exhibition”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    2009

  • “Jewels of 25 years museum collection”, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Searching for China”, Eye Level Art, Nanchang, China
    2008

  • “Eaglewood ”, Eye Level Art, Shanghai, China
    2007

  • “Mirror: HSIA Yan, ZHOU Changjian, CHEN Junde, JIA Difei, YIN Xiong, HE Hongfei”, Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • “Chinese Imagery–HSIA Yan, SHU Fu-hou, XIANG Jing, LAI Yuan, SU Sheng-qian”, Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China
    2006

  • “Shanghai Impression”, Eye Level Art, Shanghai, China
  • “Chinese Expression: Ten Artists Joint Exhibition”, Eye Level Art, Shanghai, China
  • Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • “IMAGERY of MT. WUYI”, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
    2005

  • “Scenery Code”, Eye Level Art, Shanghai, China
  • “HSIA Yan vs. YUAN Jai”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    2003

  • “Idea and Performance”, Eye Level Art, Shanghai, China
  • “The Special Show of Fine Arts Festival—The Winners’ Works of National Award for Arts”, Howard Salon, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Yixiang–Joint Exhibition of Five Awardees of National Awards for Arts”, Art Center of Tainan National University of the Arts, Tainan, Taiwan
    1999

  • “The 3rd Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art”, Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
  • “Ton Fan Art Group Commemorative Exhibition”, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
    1998

  • “Taipei Modern Painting Show”, Shinshu Shinmachi Art Museum, Shinshu, Japan
  • “Ton Fan’s Modern Memorandum–through a Colorful Bomb Shelter”, Dimension Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Hantoo Art Group Major Exhibition”, Crown Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Taipei Fine Art Museum Permanent Collection Exhibition”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
    1997

  • “40th Anniversary of Ton Fan Group and Fifth Moon Group”, Kaohsiung / Taichung / Taipei / Kinmen, Taiwan
    1996

  • “IT Park Group Exhibition”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “A Contemporary View of Taiwanese Arts–Hanart’s Choice”, Hanart TZ Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “HSIA Yan‧LIAO Shiou-Ping”, New Taipei Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Modern Art: the 40th Anniversary of Fifth Moon Group and Ton Fan Group”, G. Zen Arts Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    1995

  • “Door God‧New Era–Artists Group Exhibition”, Crown Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Wedding Anniversary – Couple Exhibition, Crown Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
    1994

  • “Taipei Modern Art”, Bangkok National Museum, Bangkok, Thailand
    1993

  • “New Art, New Tribes, Taiwan Art in the Nineties”, Hanart TZ Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    1991

  • “The Exhibition: Taipei–New York”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The 35th Anniversary of Ton Fan and Fifth Moon Group Exhibition,” Taipei Times Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    1990

  • “Contemporary Artists Drawing Exhibition”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    1987

  • “Artists of Taiwan and Shanghai”, Shanghai, China
    1986

  • “Eleven New York Artists’ Works”, Guangdong Academy, Guangdong, China
    1985

  • “International Ink Painting”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “American Realism: The Precise Image”, Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
    1984

  • “Six Artists from Taiwan”, Beijing Art Museum, Beijing, China
    1983

  • “Paintings in New York”, Museum of the City of New York, New York, USA
    1982

  • “Paintings by Leading Overseas Chinese Artists”, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, China
    1981

  • “Visions of New York City: American Paintings, Drawings, and Prints of the 20th Century”, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
    1980

  • “American Figure Painting 50-80”, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, USA
    1979

  • “Modern Art in Toledo Collections”, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH, USA
    1977-78

  • “Photo Realism”, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, USA
    1977

  • “Selection for New and Old Collections”, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, USA
    1976

  • “Urban Aesthetics”, Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA
  • “The Presence and Absence in Realism”, State University of New York at Potsdam, New York, USA
  • “Painting and Sculpture Today 1976”, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, USA
    1975

  • “A Change of View”, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, USA
    1974

  • “Aspects of the Figure”, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA
  • “New Realism”, Skidmore College, Saratoga Spring, USA
    1965

  • “Modern Art of the Republic of China”, Gallery of the Palace of Exhibitions, Rome, Italy
    1964

  • “Chinese Artists”, Paris, France
    1962-63

  • “Young Chinese Artists”, Savona / Milan, Italy
    1959

  • Sao Paulo Art Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • “Biennale of Young Artists”, Paris, France
    1957

  • The first and successive Ton Fan Painting Exhibitions in Taiwan, Europe, and America
    1956

  • “The 1956 National of Paintings and Calligraphies”, Taiwan

AWARD

    2000

  • The National Award for Arts (Fine Arts) by the National Culture and Arts Foundation 4th Literary and Arts Award

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

  • Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • China Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Click on each year's works
    SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2006 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2003 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2000 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1996 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1995 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1993 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1991 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1989 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2018 “HSIA Yan and His times”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2017 “An Ode to Thirty”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2014 “Bloom: ESLITE GALLERY 25th Anniversary”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2010 “Perfection‧Serenity‧Substance‧Unrestraint” CHEN Hsia-yu, HSIUNG Ping-ming, HSIA Yan Sculpture Exhibition”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2005 “HSIA Yan vs. YUAN Jai”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1990 “Contemporary Artists Drawing Exhibition”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan