Spring Resident: Ming-Jer Kou

Ming-Jer Kou
New York, New York
2015 Solo(s) Project House Juried Spring Resident
Spring Project in conjunction with The Gateway Project’s current concourse exhibition, “You are Here Now”. Exhibition at R.JAMPOL PROJECT(s) to follow soon.

About the artist:
Ming-Jer Kuo (born in Taipei, Taiwan) is a New York-based artist. He worked as an environmental engineer for eleven years and came to New York for art. He is creating interdisciplinary visual art works based on his lens-based media experience, urban living interest and engineer’s analytic perspective. Kuo graduated from MFA Photography, Video and Related Media at School of Visual Arts in 2014. He is a recipient of Paula Rhodes Award for Exceptional Achievement, NYC (2014), and was awarded as Honorable Mention of Taoyuan Creation Award in Taiwan (2011). He was selected in the group exhibitions of Fotoaura Institute of Photography in Taiwan (2009) and Pingyao International Photography Festival in China (2004). His work, “Everyday Practice of Art” was solo exhibited and was included in a publication of government in Taiwan (2010).

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About Ming Jer Kuo’s Spring Residency:
“Untitled”
Mixed Media Installation
(vine, wire, monofilament line, vinyl tubing, electric wire)
2 Gateway Center, Newark, New Jersey
Site-specific, 2015 

YOU ARE HERE NOW
With the development of urban areas, humans overlay their living patterns onto nature creating a phenomenon categorized as an extension of nature. By combining natural and artificial materials, the artist wants to create a systematic creature that reflects hybridity. The final product produced is an environment which the natural and the man-made coexist and to play with the idea of seeing man-made nature as part of nature.

 

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