Tzu-Chi YEH 葉子奇

Tzu-Chi YEH studied at Chinese Culture University in Taipei, Taiwan before furthering his education at Brooklyn College of City University of New York, USA. He moved back to Taiwan after living in New York for 19 years in order to settle in Hualien, a city facing the east coast of Taiwan, with his family. His paintings almost always present a visual diary of his past in which place and memory merge in poetic depictions of natural scenery he holds dear to his heart. YEH’s works present the true beauty of Taiwan’s mountains and seas, one that has never been revealed before and that offers a deep breath of beauty from life and nature. Through YEH’s works we can see his dedication to painting and his beliefs, and the deep love and gratitude he feels towards the land where he was born and raised. Like a monk who prays as he passes through the mountains or a traveler who chants as he gazes at the sea, YEH is focused on pursuing a dialogue with nature, an endless exploration of art’s soul.

YEH’s landscape and still-life works share many characteristics with portrait paintings; they emphasize contrasts in lighting and atmosphere between background and foreground, which accents the development of space. He uses precise changes in tone and hue to express a unified sense of light, and employs a minimalist composition and subtle arrangement, creating a profound tranquility and deep nostalgia. “My paintings present a certain period of time that has materialized and condensed in space”. As such, objects portrayed by YEH become monuments, and the landscape sacred and solemn. Under YEH’s brush, the subjects quietly unfold a monologue of their own.

  • 1957 Born in Hualien, Taiwan
  • 1981 BFA, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1989 MFA, Painting and Drawing, Brooklyn College of City University of New York, USA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2013

  • “Monologue‧Dialogue Works 1980-2013”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  •  2010
  • “The Memory of Tainan”, Inart Space Jali Gallery, Tainan, Taiwan
    2009

  • “Landscape‧Taiwan”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    2008

  • “Landscape”, Moon Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
    2007

  • “Landscape”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “1978-2007 Tzu-Chi Yeh’s Selections”, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan
  • “Tzu-Chi Yeh’s Selections”, Pine Garden, Hualien, Taiwan
    2005

  • “Monologue ─ Near and Far from Home, 1989-2005”, Moon Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
    2004

  • “Monologue ─ Near and Far from Home, 1989-2004”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    2002

  • “Landscape‧Taiwan II”, Dimensions Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
    2000

  • “Landscape‧Taiwan”, Dimensions Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
    1998

  • “Flowers I”, Home Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Flowers II”, New Phase Art Space, Tainan, Taiwan
    1997

  • “Landscape 1988-96”, Home Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    1995

  • “The Sacrifice of Flowers”, Home Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    1994

  • “Nostalgia from the Bathroom: Dialogue & Monologue”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    1993

  • “1978-1993 Selections”, Hualien County Cultural Center, Hualien, Taiwan
  • “Monologue II”, New Trends Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
    1992

  • “Monologue”, The Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    1989

  • MFA Thesis Exhibition, Westbeth Gallery, New York, USA
    1987

  • “The Legend of Growth”, AIT American Cultural Center, Taipei, Taiwan
    1985

  • “The Legend of Life”, Nan Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2012

  • “Landscape”, Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, USA
    2011

  • “Dual Senses and Dynamic Views-Contemporary Art Exhibition Across the Taiwan Straits of 2011”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
    2006

  • “Oeuvre of Contemporary Art in Taiwan”, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
    2002

  • “Song of Clouds and Waters-New Realist Painting in Taiwan Since 1970s”, Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
    1997

  • “Force of Nature – Contemporary Paintings”, co-curated by Ronny Cohen and Marlene Yu, Taipei Gallery, New York, USA
    “New York – Hualien”, Neocitizen Gallery, Hualien, Taiwan
    1995

  • “Looking Through Lines”, Dimension Endowment of Art, Taipei, Taiwan
    1994

  • “Re-reading Taiwan Modern Art – The Exploration of Style in Realistic Painting”, Home Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    1991

  • “A Spark of Genius: Power/Strength/Movement”, Atrium Gallery, General Electric Research & Development Center, Schenectady, New York, USA
    1990

  • “Third Annual Dia De Los Muertos”, Alternative Museum, New York, USA
  • “New Talent”, Alexander Milliken Gallery, New York, USA
  • “Micro/Macro”, Helio Gallery, New York, USA
  • “National Competition, Lennart Anderson/Juror”, First Street Gallery, New York, USA
    1989

  • “Second Annual Dia De Los Muertos-Los Angelitos”, Alternative Museum, New York, USA
    1987

  • “The New Look of Chinese Modern Art”, National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan
    1986

  • “Contemporary Arts Trends in the Republic of China in 1986”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Style of Twenty-Two Artists”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
    1984

  • “101 Modern Art Group Exhibition”, Taipei Social Education Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “New Trends Exhibition”, Artist Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    1983

  • “101 Modern Art Group Exhibition”, AIT American Cultural Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “101 Modern Art Group Exhibition”, Multi-media Art Square, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    1980

  • “Asian Young Artists Exhibition”, Hong Kong, China
  • “The Prospects of Taiwan’s Art World-Young Artists”, Spring Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Click on each year's works

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2013  “Monologue‧Dialogue Works 1980-2013”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2009  “Landscape‧Taiwan”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2007  “Landscape”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2004  “Monologue ─ Near and Far from Home, 1989-2004”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1994  “Nostalgia from the Bathroom: Dialogue & Monologue”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
連建興
LIEN Chien Hsing
  • 1957 Born in Hualien, Taiwan
  • 1981 BFA, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1989 MFA, Painting and Drawing, Brooklyn College of City University of New York, USA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2013

  • “Monologue‧Dialogue Works 1980-2013”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  •  2010
  • “The Memory of Tainan”, Inart Space Jali Gallery, Tainan, Taiwan
    2009

  • “Landscape‧Taiwan”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    2008

  • “Landscape”, Moon Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
    2007

  • “Landscape”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “1978-2007 Tzu-Chi Yeh’s Selections”, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan
  • “Tzu-Chi Yeh’s Selections”, Pine Garden, Hualien, Taiwan
    2005

  • “Monologue ─ Near and Far from Home, 1989-2005”, Moon Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
    2004

  • “Monologue ─ Near and Far from Home, 1989-2004”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    2002

  • “Landscape‧Taiwan II”, Dimensions Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
    2000

  • “Landscape‧Taiwan”, Dimensions Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
    1998

  • “Flowers I”, Home Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Flowers II”, New Phase Art Space, Tainan, Taiwan
    1997

  • “Landscape 1988-96”, Home Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    1995

  • “The Sacrifice of Flowers”, Home Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    1994

  • “Nostalgia from the Bathroom: Dialogue & Monologue”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    1993

  • “1978-1993 Selections”, Hualien County Cultural Center, Hualien, Taiwan
  • “Monologue II”, New Trends Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
    1992

  • “Monologue”, The Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    1989

  • MFA Thesis Exhibition, Westbeth Gallery, New York, USA
    1987

  • “The Legend of Growth”, AIT American Cultural Center, Taipei, Taiwan
    1985

  • “The Legend of Life”, Nan Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2012

  • “Landscape”, Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, USA
    2011

  • “Dual Senses and Dynamic Views-Contemporary Art Exhibition Across the Taiwan Straits of 2011”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
    2006

  • “Oeuvre of Contemporary Art in Taiwan”, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
    2002

  • “Song of Clouds and Waters-New Realist Painting in Taiwan Since 1970s”, Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
    1997

  • “Force of Nature – Contemporary Paintings”, co-curated by Ronny Cohen and Marlene Yu, Taipei Gallery, New York, USA
    “New York – Hualien”, Neocitizen Gallery, Hualien, Taiwan
    1995

  • “Looking Through Lines”, Dimension Endowment of Art, Taipei, Taiwan
    1994

  • “Re-reading Taiwan Modern Art – The Exploration of Style in Realistic Painting”, Home Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    1991

  • “A Spark of Genius: Power/Strength/Movement”, Atrium Gallery, General Electric Research & Development Center, Schenectady, New York, USA
    1990

  • “Third Annual Dia De Los Muertos”, Alternative Museum, New York, USA
  • “New Talent”, Alexander Milliken Gallery, New York, USA
  • “Micro/Macro”, Helio Gallery, New York, USA
  • “National Competition, Lennart Anderson/Juror”, First Street Gallery, New York, USA
    1989

  • “Second Annual Dia De Los Muertos-Los Angelitos”, Alternative Museum, New York, USA
    1987

  • “The New Look of Chinese Modern Art”, National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan
    1986

  • “Contemporary Arts Trends in the Republic of China in 1986”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Style of Twenty-Two Artists”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
    1984

  • “101 Modern Art Group Exhibition”, Taipei Social Education Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “New Trends Exhibition”, Artist Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    1983

  • “101 Modern Art Group Exhibition”, AIT American Cultural Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “101 Modern Art Group Exhibition”, Multi-media Art Square, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    1980

  • “Asian Young Artists Exhibition”, Hong Kong, China
  • “The Prospects of Taiwan’s Art World-Young Artists”, Spring Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Click on each year's works

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2013  “Monologue‧Dialogue Works 1980-2013”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2009  “Landscape‧Taiwan”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2007  “Landscape”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2004  “Monologue ─ Near and Far from Home, 1989-2004”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1994  “Nostalgia from the Bathroom: Dialogue & Monologue”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan