Bio

With a psychology background, Hsiao-Chu Hsia, also known as Julia Hsia, is an artist from Taiwan now based in New York City after receiving her Master’s degree in Community Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art. Hsia focuses on performance art and has interests in mental health and relational art topics. Her vision is to develop the interdisciplinary of art and psychology which is called psychological art to apply psychological theories on a broader scale and provide a scientific perspective in her art practice.


Hsia sees art as a medium that has the ability to raise awareness of issues that did not be seen and to motivate people to think. Interactive elements in her performances play important roles that invite people to not only view as audiences but experience as participants. By bringing people together, Hsia's performance offers people an opportunity to see social topics from another angle to rethink and talk about them. Hsia believes thinking is the key to causing changes. 


Making art is the way Hsia is involved and stays in solidarity with people. She identifies herself as a part of the BIPOC group, supports and advocates for her community through her works. Hsia speaks with art.
 

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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

2021- Asian Community Liaison Associate, Milk and Night, New York City, New York, U.S.

2021-2022 Gallery Assistant, 11 Newel Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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

2019-2020 Graduate Program Assistant, Maryland Institute College of Art, 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

2022 From Urban Reverence to Urban Divergence, curated by Taiwanese American Arts Council

IW Gallery, Pfizer Building, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Where Are You Today?

Gene Frankel Theatre, Manhattan, New York, U.S.

Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Hellbond: Dancing with the Spirits, Asia North Festival 2022

Hooper House Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

2021 New Normal: Working Through Quarantine, Juror: Grace Graupe-Phillard

Payne Gallery, Moravian University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Enduring Apocalypse: A 12-hour Performance Art Marathon

Abrons Arts Center, Manhattan, New York, U.S.

Centrifugal Revolving

FiveMyles, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

El Museo, Buffalo, New York, U.S.

CultureLab LIC, Queens, New York, U.S.

Synchronized Beating, performance event "THE GIFT" curated by Re: Live Performance Lab 

Satellite Art Club, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Asia North 2021 Exhibition

Asian Arts & Culture Center, Towson University, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

Collective Health

Collar Works, Troy, New York, U.S.

2020 CreArt Music Festival 2020/ 21 Virtual Experience

CreArtBox, Queens, New York, U.S.

16 Online Performance Art Festival

Virtual Event, Online Performance Art

Bilateral Interflow, Face to Face Podcast Project Showcase

ARTS By the People, Morristown, New Jersey, U.S.

2020 JUSTICE Online Juried Competition and Exhibition

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 (Virtual Event)

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

The Search of Johnny Redacted, Online Interactive Show

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

2022 Grit Fund 2022 with Michael Young, Jia Le Ling

The Peale Center, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

2021 Juror Selected Artist by Grace Graupe-Pillard, New Normal: Working Through Quarantine

Payne Gallery, Moravian University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Philadelphia Independent Media Fund with Chen-Yi Wu, Shou-An Chang (Separated, Long Ver.)

Scribe Video Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Short Documentary Film Grant with Chen-Yi Wu, Shou-An Chang (Separated, Short Ver.

Together We Film, Taipei, Taiwan

2020 Hornorable Mention, Through the Window Juried Show

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

2019 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.

Grit Fund 2019 with The Chinatown Collective

Charm City Night Market, 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, Taipei, Taiwan