Ed Pien 1958

Woont in Toronto, Ontario Canada. Werkt in Toronto.
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Galerie Maurits van de Laar

De Taiwanees Canadese kunstenaar Ed Pien (1958) geeft in zijn werk uiting aan diepe menselijke angsten. In zijn werk duiken bizarre fantasie wezens op; demonen, geesten en spoken die hij met verfijnde elegante penseelstreken op het papier zet. Hiermee sluit hij aan op de traditie in de Westerse en Aziatische kunst van het uitbeelden van de hel. In zijn werk komen invloeden uit de westerse en oosterse beelcultuur samen. Na zijn opleiding in Toronto maakte Ed Pien veel reizen naar Azië om zijn roots te herontdekken. Tijdens een reis door China pikte hij de techniek van het snijden in papier op. Hiermee ging hij complexe voorstellingen maken van bomen en bossen, waarin menselijke figuren verborgen zijn. Hij maakt ook ruimtelijk installaties met grote vellen betekend en uitgesneden papier, waar je als toeschouwer doorheen kunt lopen. Uit de installaties komen ook performances en video’s voort. In Shadow Play zie je de schaduw van Ed Pien op een scherm. Hij beweegt zich door een installatie van uitgesneden papier en een netwerk van touwen, dat transformeert door een dynamische belichting. Ook experimenteerde Ed Pien met het uitsnijden van een voorstelling in aluminium door middel van een sterke waterstraal. In de aluminium werken speelt Ed Pien met de onderlinge schaal van de mensen, natuur en bouwwerken die hij weergeeft. De werken worden iets van de wand geplaatst zodat er schaduwwerking ontstaat.

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Singing Sand, 2017
Shadowplay, 2010
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Ed Pien, Liquid Being

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1958 born in Taipei, Taiwan Education 1982 Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada 1984 Master of Fine Arts, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada lives and works in Toronto, Canada Solo exhibitions 2013 North-South Encounter, Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada 2012 VOLTA New York, Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain 2011 Déliaison/Unbinding, Le Musée d’art contemporarain des Laurentides, Québec, Canada Mémento, Storey Gallery, Lancaster, UK Haven of Delight, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Canada 2010 Haven of Delight, (touring) Museum London, London, Ontario, Canada The Room, St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands The Drawings of Ed Pien: The Haunting, Campus Gallery, Georgian College, Barrie (Ontario, Canada). Underwater (curated by Angela Kingston). Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK Memento, Himalaya Art Gallery, 501 Contemporary, Chongqing, China 2009 Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada National touring exhibition of HAVEN Galeria Nina Menocal Project Space, Mexico City The Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, UK (touring through the UK, China and Canada) The Tree Museum, Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada 2008 Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands Birch Libralato, Toronto, Canada University of Palermo, Petralia ,Sottana, Sicily, Italy Axe-néo-sept, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada Museé d’art de Joliette, Joliette, Quebec, Canada Hot Art, Basel, Switzerland 2007 Cornice Art Fair, Venice, Italy Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, Washington, USA Canada House, London, UK Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Vancouver, B.C., Canada 2006 SPACE Gallery, London, UK Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL Bizart, Shanghai, China Rodman Hall Art Gallery, St Catharines, ON, Canada Centre d’art de Basse-Normandie, France 2005 New Works, The Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada In the Realm of Others, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON, Canada Ed Pien, Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain, Montréal, QC, Canada Tracing Night, Museum of Contemporary Art, Monterrey, Mexico Earthly Delights, Windsor Printmaker’s Forum, Windsor, ON, Canada In a Realm of Others, The Robert McLaughlin Art Centre, Oshawa, ON, Canada Strange Scene, Keyano College Art Gallery, Ft. McMurray, Canada 2004 Earthly Delights, Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City Earthly Delights, Museo Ex-Convento del Carmen, Guadalajara, Mexico Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands Imaginary Beings, Galerie Alexander Ochs, Berlin Earthly Delights, Museo Arqueologico, Mazatlan, Mexico Celestial Bodies, Agnes Etherington Art Gallery, Kingston, ON, Canada Tracing Night, Sir Wilfred Grenfell Gallery, Corner Brook, NF, Canada Tracing Night, St. Mary’s University Gallery, Halifax, NS, Canada Ed Pien, Usine C, Montréal, QC, Canada 2003 In a Realm of Others, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB, Canada 2002 Ed Pien: Survey, Middlesbrough Art Gallery, Middlesbrough, UK 2001 The Canadian Culture Centre, Paris, France Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto, Canada WALLY, Amsterdam Miller/Block, Boston, USA Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Canada Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, Canada Truck, Calgary, Canada 2000 De Overslag, EindhovenContemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada L’oeil de Poisson, Quebec, Canada Gallery 101, Ottawa, Canada L’Expression, Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada 1998 Oboro, Montreal, CanadaThe Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada 1997 Artcite, Windsor, Canada 1996 YYZ, Toronto, CanadaLangage Plus, Alma, Quebec, Canada 1995 Struts Gallery, Sackville, CanadaAccess Gallery, Vancouver, Canada 1994 Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Canada 1991 Main/Access Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada 1989 Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto, Canada 1987 Galerie Noctuelle, Montreal, CanadaAce Art, Winnipeg, Canada 1986 Articule, Montreal, Canada 1983 Gallery 76, Toronto, Canada Group exhibitions 2014 Duo exhibition with Karin van Dam, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL Amsterdam Drawing, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Amsterdam, NL Papier 2014, Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada 2013 Suspended Gravity (with Karin van Dam), OV Gallery, Shanghai, China Papier 2013, Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada 2012 SCOPE Miami, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Miami, Florida USA Toronto International Art Fair,Galerie Pierre Francois Ouelette, Toronto, Ca. Contemporary Istanbul 2012, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Istanbul, Turkey SCOPE Basel, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Basel, Switzerland Living – Being, Song Zhuang Art Center, Beijing, China 18th Bieniale of Sydney, Australia Dimensions in Paper, University Hospital Leiden, NL 2011 TWENTY, 20 years Galerie Maurits vd Laar, The Hague, NL Refiguring Nature, Creative Space M50, Shanghai, China Bande, La Biennial du Lin, Portneuf, Quebec, Canada Paper Doll, Owens Art Gallery, NB, Curator, Canada Selected works, Gallery Stratford, ON, Canada Recent works, Art Amsterdam, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, NL Recent works, Papier 11 Montreal, Birch Libralato, Toronto Bleed Drawings, Papier 11 Montreal, Pierre-François Ouellette Underwater, The Bluecoat, curator: Angela Kingston, Liverpool, UK Art Rotterdam, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Rotterdam, NL Underwater, Tullie House, Carlisle, UK Shadow Play (DVD screening), The Victoria and Albert Museum, London. UK 2010 Scream, Justina M. Barnike Gallery, Toronto, Canada It is what it is, National Art Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 2009 Museum of Arts & Design, New York, USA Salon Du Dessin Contemporain, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Paris, France Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain Fruehsorge Contemporary Drawings, Berlin, Germany Ground, Eindhoven, The Netherlands Underwater, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, touring the UK Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, B.C., Canada 2008 Contemporary Istanbul, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Istanbul, Turkey The National Art Gallery, Enchanted Domain, Ottawa, Canada Collyer Bristow Gallery, Contemporary Chinoiserie, London Pulse Miami, Birch Libralato, USA CODA Museum, Paper Biennial, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada Walter Philips Art Gallery, Bureau de Change, Banff, Canada Art Sutton, Solace, Quebec (2-person), Canada Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, Canada 2007 Art Chicago, Chicago, USA Weatherspoon Art Museum, North Carolina, USA K. E. Nash University Art Gallery, Minneapolis Minnesota, USA Begona Melone Gallery, Madrid, Spain Galerie Alexander Ochs, Berlin, Germany University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, Canada Art Rotterdam, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Rotterdam, NL 2006 e-Billboard Project, Toronto, Canada Thames Art Gallery, St Thomas, Canada Hart House, site-specific intervention, Toronto, Canada Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Canada The Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada 2005 Drops, Room, Rotterdam KunstRAI, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Amsterdam, NL Selected Drawings, Chicago Art Fair, USA 2004 The Garden, Pinacoteca, Provinciale di Potenza, Italy Moon Beings, Straal, Cinema de Balie, Amsterdam, NL Earthly Delights, Musée des Beaux Arts, Montréal, QC, Canada Imaginary Beings, Siemens Forum Bayern, Münich, Germany Important Canadian Art, Zierhersmith, New York, USA Just My Imagination, Art Lab & Museum London, London, ON, Canada Normal, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT, Canada Octo-boy, Maison de la culture Plateau Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC, Canada 2003 Selected Works, Goethe Institut, Berlin, Germany Water Gods Playing Tricks, Berlin Art Forum, Berlin, Germany Drawings, Frankfurt Art Fair, Frankfurt, Germany The Rest of the World, Neuffer Am Park, Pirmasens, Germany Between Line and From, Art Gallery of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada The Last Judgement Project, Seattle Centre, curator Stefano Catalani, Seattle, USA Metamorphosis, Maison de la culture Cote-des-Neiges, Montréal, QC, Canada Liminal, Ryerson Art Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada Imaginings, Mississauga Art Gallery, Mississauga, ON, Canada Delight, Weewerk, Toronto, ON, Canada Visions and Apparitions, Hart House, U of T, Toronto, ON, Canada 2002 The Fountain, Parkhaus, Berlin, Germany Manifestation, Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain, Montréal, QC, Canada The Garden, Parc Citroën, curator Pernille Grane, Paris, France Earthly Delights, The Montreal Biennial 2002, Montréal, QC, Canada Tekeningen, Quartair, The Hague, The Netherlands Galerie Maurits van de Laar (with Karin van Dam), The Hague, NL Liminal, Bishop’s University Art Gallery, Lennoxville, Canada Play Tonic, ASpace, Toronto, ON, Canada Grief Mopping, Neutral Ground, Regina, SK Paper Art, Stormarn Kulturstiftung, Bad Oldesloe, Germany Liminal, M.A.I., Montréal, QC, Canada 2001 Asian American Arts Centre, New York, USA Museo de Arte y Diseno Contemporaneo, Costa Rica W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Open Space, Victoria (3 person), Canada 2000 The Drawing Centre, New York, USA La Biennale de Montreal 2000, Montreal, Canada Galerie Maurits van de Laar (with Dieter Mammel), The Hague, NL Trans Hudson Gallery, New York, USA The Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Canada Reactor Gallery, Toronto, Canada 1999 W139, Amsterdam (3 person), NL ARTIS, Den Bosch (3 person), NL Paul Petro Art, Toronto, Canada Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada Glendon Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada 1997 The New Paradise, Taipei (2 person), Taiwan 1996 Artspace, New Haven, CT, Canada 1995 Presentation House, Vancouver, CanadaOO Gallery, Halifax, Canada 1994 Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver, Canada 1993 The Alternator Gallery, (3 person), Kelowna , Canada 1992 The Red Head Gallery, (2 person), Toronto, Canada 1991 The Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton, CanadaThe Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Canada 1990 Agnes Etherington Gallery, Kingston, CanadaArtspace,(3 person), Peterborough, Canada 1988 Embassy Cultural House, London, Canada 1987 Oakville Galleries, (3 person), Oakville, Canada 1985 Mercer Union, Toronto, CanadaArt Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada 1984 Galerie UQAM, Montreal, Canada 1981 Trajectory Gallery, London, Canada