about

From the United States, Arthur Huang currently lives and works in Tokyo, Japan as a researcher and artist. 

In 2001, he earned a M.F.A. in Painting & Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has exhibited his work in the United States, Europe, and Japan including the Nakanojo Biennale 2017, Gallery Camellia, Jill d’Art Gallery, hasu no hana, HAGISO, the Tokyo Art Book Fair, Spiral Independent Creators Festival, the Setouchi Triennale 2013, Southern Exposure, Printed Matter, neurotitan, and the Austin Museum of Art.

"My work focuses on the everyday whether it is waiting for a train, sitting on a bus, walking, eating, sleeping, or grocery shopping. These are activities that we all do but do not always think about afterwards. Sometimes I make lists. Sometimes I take photographs. Since 2012, I have been making memory maps of my daily walks on a variety of medium to explore everyday memories of mundane activities.  Since 2015, I have been making automatic-like drawings during my daily commutes. My current work uses these drawings to explore the relationship between my everyday life and my unconscious memories. We spend much of our time reflecting on the ups and downs of life, but most of our time is spent occupied with these common everyday activities. Exploring the everyday is an opportunity for me to discover a different perspective on our lives as human beings in this contemporary world."

© HUANG Arthur 2017