Museum of the City of New York and Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York is very pleased to co-present Assembled Realities: Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao's New York features more than 40 works by this Taiwanese artist, who came to New York at 18 to study photography. Pushing the boundaries of traditional documentary photography, Liao (b. 1977) creates large-scale panoramas by combining multiple exposures of the same location taken over the course of several hours. The resulting composite photographs are often fantastical; complex, hyper-real views that no single shot—or the eye—could capture. Liao has spent the past decade honing his distinctive style, making images of his adopted city from the Grand Concourse to Coney Island, the old Shea Stadium to the 72nd Street Subway.
JEFF CHIEN-HSING LIAO (b. 1977 Taiwan) is a Taiwanese-born photographer now based in New York City, where he earned an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and a BFA from the Pratt Institute. He is the first prize winner of the New York Times "Capture the Times" photo contest. Liao's work has been featured in several solo and group exhibitions, and is represented by private and public collections, including JGS Inc. Foundation, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Queens Museum of Art in New York, J. Paul Getty Museum, George Eastman House, Brooklyn Museum, Norton Museum of Art and Deutsche Bank. His photographs have been widely featured in publications, including Art in America, ArtNews, Camera Art, New York Magazine, Photo District News, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, and the Village Voice. His first monograph, Habitat 7, is published by Nazraeli Press in 2008 and feature an essay by Anne W. Tucker. Second monograph, Coney Island, published in 2013 and essay by Sean Corcoran. Liao recently received Emerging Icon in Photography Award from George Eastman House. Currently, Liao is working with Aperture for his next major book.
Exhibition Title: Assembled Realities: Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao's New York
Dates: Oct. 15, 2014 - Feb 15, 2015
Venue: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street), New York, NY 10029
Main Organizer: Museum of the City of New York
Co-Organizer: Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York
Sponsor: Ministry of Culture, Taiwan
Information Contact: Yen-Chang Chou firstname.lastname@example.org