Bio

Coming from a Clinical Psychology background, Hsiao-Chu (Julia) Hsia tends to
utilize psychology skills in her artworks, to engage with people in a mild and gentle way.

Julia came to the U.S. to pursue her Master’s degree in Community Arts at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA,) located in Baltimore, Maryland. Julia responds to the world by creating art, and she believes it is necessary and important to provide a safe space for people to talk about sensitive issues.

 

As an artist, activist, and educator, Julia raises awareness of social issues through her paintings and performances. She invites people to think about the message behind her art and join the conversation with an open mind while viewing her artworks and watching her performances.

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EDUCATION

2020 MFA in Community Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA,) Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. 

2017 BS in Clinical Psychology, Fu-Jen Catholic University (FJCU,) New Taipei City, Taiwan.

WORKING EXPERIENCE

2020- Artist in Residence, ARTS By the People, Morristown, New Jersey, U.S.

2019-2020 Graduate Program Assistant, MICA, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

2019-2020 Teaching Fellow, Keswick Multi-care Center, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

2018-2019 Community Artist, The Chinatown Collective, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

2017 Website UI/ UX Designer, MyProGuide, Taipei, Taiwan.

EXHIBITION/ PERFORMANCE

2020 16 Online Performance Art Festival

Virtual Event, Online Performance Art

2020 JUSTICE Online Juried Competition and Exhibition

Online, The Art Guild, Manhasset, New York, U.S.

Through the Window Juried Show

Warwick Center for the Arts, Warwick, Rhode Island, U.S.

The Distance to the Truth, MFA in Community Arts Thesis Talk

Zoom (Virtual Event), Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

The Search of Johnny Redacted, Online Interactive Show

Youtube (Virtual Event), Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

MFACA Cohort Show

Hurwitz Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

2019 Every Calorie Counts, INCLUDE ME!: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

AICAD Symposium, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Solo Exhibition, -HOMETOWN- Beyond Pacific Ocean

Charm City Night Market, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

Inter//Action: Artists Respond to the Natural World

Decker Library, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

MAT & MFACA First-year Show

Hurwitz Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

So Fa r From Home

The Crown, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

National Association for Schools of Art and Design Group Exhibition

Leidy Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

2017 Fu-Jen Catholic University Clinical Psychology (FJCU CPSY) Graduate Exhibition

44 South Village, Taipei, Taiwan

GRANT/ AWARD

2020 Hornorable Mention, Through the Window Juried Show

Warwick Center for the Arts, Warwick, Rhode Island, U.S.

2019 Teaching Fellow, Libby Bowerman Fellowship

Keswick Multi-care Center & Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

Community Engagement Grant (Project HOMETOWN -Beyond Pacific Ocean-)

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

Collaborative Community Artist, Grit Fund

Charm City Night Market, The Chinatown Collective, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

2018 MICA Community Arts Scholarship

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

2016 College Student Research Scholarship

Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan

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  • @julia.withart
  • Julia's Youtube Channel
  • Julia's Soundcloud

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