Ascribing human status to nature reveals and muddies the distinction between human and non-human and highlights the range that anthropocentric logic reaches in order to sustain an anthropo-friendly ecology.


— Pearl C. Hsiung

Pearl C. Hsiung’s painting, installation and video works utilize various techniques to investigate the perceptions of our relationship to and within nature as viewed through anthropocentric, sublime, and metaphysical contexts. More recent works challenge the physical and theoretical boundaries between human, nature, and artificial to consider how this entanglement of human/nature/artificial impacts landscapes, how it changes our imagining and imaging of landscape, and disrupts our understanding of ecology.


She has exhibited in solo shows in Los Angeles, London and Kunming, China as well as in group exhibits including The Beyond; Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art and Crystal Bridges Museum of Art; Made in L.A. 2012 at the Hammer Museum, California Biennial 2006 at the Orange County Museum of Art; Busan Biennale 2006 at Museum of Modern Art in South Korea and Expander at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. She received a CCF Fellowship for Visual Arts, Getty Fellow, 2015 Mid-Career Artist grant.


Pearl C. Hsiung is currently working on a large-scale, glass mosaic mural commissioned by LA County Metro. High Prismatic will be located at the Grand Av Arts/Bunker Hill station in DTLA slated to open in 2022.


Born in Taichung, Taiwan
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA





MA, Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London, UK


Postgraduate Diploma Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London, UK

1997 BA, School of Art and Architecture, University of California, Los Angeles, CA


Solo Exhibitions



Visitor Welcome Center, ‘Fault Zone’, Los Angeles, CA


Gallery at College of the Canyons, ‘Two Faces, One Die’, Valencia, CA


Visitor Welcome Center, ‘Full Gorge’, Los Angeles, CA

2015 O.N.O, ‘Whiskeytown’, Los Angeles, CA

Human Resources, ‘Yellowstoner’, Los Angeles, CA

2011 Vincent Price Art Museum, East Los Angeles College, ‘Gusher: Pearl C Hsiung, Selected Works 2003 - 2011’, Monterey Park, CA
2010 Steve Turner Contemporary, ‘Never Ends’, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Steve Turner Contemporary, ‘Eroto Erupto Infinito’, Los Angeles, CA
2006 Max Wigram Gallery, ‘To the Big Life’, London, UK
2004 MW Projects, ‘Overfiend’, London, UK
  Upriver Gallery, ‘Pearl C. Hsiung’, Kunming, China