AMY KAO (Taiwanese-American, b. 1974)
Ink on paper
16 x 13.5" unframed; 19" x 16" framed
With a background in continental philosophy, Amy Kao’s work speaks to the perceptual experience and experiences of nature as markers of history and culture. Born in Taiwan in 1974, Kao currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York; her work has been exhibited at institutions, as such MoMA PS1, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York Public Library and Busan Biennial, South Korea. Most recently, Kao completed a site specific commission at the headquarters of Facebook, Inc. in New York and collaborated with fashion designer Jil Sander on a full season collection, along with large scale public commissions at Brookfield Place and the World Financial Center in New York.
Her solo exhibitions include Michael Steinberg Fine Art, NY and Venetia Kapernekas Gallery, NY. Kao is a recipient of residency fellowships at Yaddo, NY; MacDowell Colony, NH; Art Omi, NY and the Lower East Side Printshop, NY. Reviews of her work have appeared in publications such as the New York Times, the Financial Times and Art News.