Pearl C. Hsiung

Pearl C. HsiungArtist’s Statement

My art engages in the relationship between human and nature, the human nature it reveals, and the implications of the ultimate non-duality of it all.

I am interested in the questions and implications that arise when we think that the moon is a face, the mountains are “tetons” or the earth is a mother.

The human act of seeing biological, social and cultural patterns in the natural environment around us and the ontological inquiry it poses is at the core of my practice. I am interested in the how various experiences of nature, whether through intimate interaction, en mass viewing at national parks or via news stories and social media influence how we give meaning to our existence and how we perceive our role in the cosmos.

My painting, video and installation work engage in a constant reorganization and transmogrification of form and content to point to the never-ending process of change and transformation in our earthly world and of the inseparable relationship we have to all matter.



Select Solo Exhibitions from 2010-2014

Whiskeytown, O.N.O., Los Angeles, Ca.

Yellowstoner, Human Resources, Los Angeles, Ca.

Gusher: Pearl C Hsiung, Selected Works 2003 – 2011, Vincent Price Art Museum, East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park, Ca.

Never Ends, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, Ca.

Select Group Exhibitions from 2010-2015

Second Wave: Aesthetics of the 80s in Today’s Contemporary Art, UCR ARTSblock, Culver Center of the Arts & Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, Ca.

Tender Buttons, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Made In L.A. 2012, Hammer Museum, Westwood, CA

New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions 2000 – 2010, Orange Country Museum of Art, Newport Beach, Ca.

Select Fellowships and Awards 

P3 Studio, Art Production Fund NY and The Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nv.

Public Art Residency at HOLA, Artistic Collaboration and Innovation Grant, Rauschenberg Foundation, Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), Los Angeles, Ca.

USA Projects Grant, United States Artists, Los Angeles, Ca.

Select Community-based Artwork

Infinite Patterns workshop and video, Artist-in-Residence, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Center, Santa Monica, Ca.

We Are Talking Benches on Wilshire Blvd., Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), Los Angeles, Ca.

We Are Talking Pyramids workshop and live performance, Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) and Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park, Los Angeles, Ca.


M.F.A., 2004
Goldsmiths College, University of London, London, UK

B.A., 1996
University of California, Los Angeles, Ca.