2016 Season IV
Artist Statement/ Biography
The result of observations, research, and responses to the complexity of urban systems, Ming-Jer Kuo uses shifting perspectives and variations in scales to study urban areas and form, and to explore and respond to ideas of urban organization and management. Working with lens-based images such as aerial photographs, he captures repeated urban patterns, presents unseen scenes and illustrates urban information. Through the presentation of both photographic prints and sculptural installations, he aims to blur the boundaries between architecture, urban planning, design and photography and to encourage viewers to re-see and rethink our living surrounding.---
Ming-Jer Kuo (born in Taipei, Taiwan) is a New York-based artist. He had worked as an environmental engineer for eleven years and came to New York for art. Kuo graduated from MFA Photography, Video and Related Media at School of Visual Arts (2014). He is a participant of NYFA New York Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program in NYC (2015), and was awarded as Honorable Mention of Taoyuan Creation Award in Taiwan (2011). Kuo was selected in the group exhibitions of Gallery 456 in NYC (2016, duo-exhibition), Gallery Aferro in Newark, NJ (2016), New York Hall of Science in NYC (2015), Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in NYC (2015) and 2 Gateway Center in Newark, NJ (2014, 2015).