Bio

With a psychology background, Hsiao-Chu (Julia) Hsia is a performance artist from Taiwan now located in the New York City area after receiving her Master’s degree in Community Arts at Maryland Institute College of Art. Hsia focuses on performance art and painting, 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, in order to apply psychology theories on a broader scale in art.

Hsia sees art as a medium that has the ability to motivate people to think and to raise awareness of issues that did not be seen. 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 to join conversations about social issues, Hsia believes to do makes to think, and it is the key to cause changes.

Making art is also the way Hsia be involved with people and stays in solidarity with them. She identifies herself as a part of the BIPOC group, a part of “pre-” immigrants, and supports, advocates for her community through her artworks. Hsia speaks with her art.

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CV

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- Artist Assistant, Professional artist, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

2021- Curatorial Assistant, Milk and Night, New York City, New York, U.S.

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

2021 Centrifugal Revolving

CultureLab LIC, Queens, 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 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 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