Samantha Y Huang - Mutlidisciplinary artist
Samantha Y Huang is a mutli-disciplinary practicing artist based in London, from Taiwan. She gained a BA degree in Fine Art in 2012 from Chelsea College of Art and Design, and completed her MFA in Fine Art from Kingston Univeristy in 2015.
During Huang's art student period, she had found a specific interest in the physical form of books, her art practice began to involve book sculptures and installations, exploring the idea of the book as a medium itself, purposefully finding ways to remove them from their everyday function and charactersitics.
Her curiousity created within her an idea of a 'role exchange' with this meidum of choice. These thought-experiments lead to a series of performance projects where samantha became the 'medium' instead. In "paper & i" Huang treated herself as paper and instead allowed the paper to paint on her.
Her latest project - 'Pocket Oxford Dictionary & Theasurus', is a large-scale biographical work-in-progress, in which Huang is returning the book to its more traditional form and carefully and playfully imprinting on it her life experience as an interntational art student, a foreinger in london, a practicing artist, and a living being.
Outside of Huang's art practice
Building on her own personal experience as an international art student in London seeking for a way to start her art career, she founded IMA Studio, an artist-led project working to cultivate creative artistic thinking and approaches in order to develop alternative solutions to the issues within the arts.
MFA in Fine Art, Kingston Univeristy
BA in Fine Art, Chelsea School of Art and Design
Foundation in Art and Design, London College of Communication
A 15 Year Retrospective of Our Residency Program, The Muse Gallery, London UK
AiR 2016, The Muse Gallery, London, UK
Show Business, Kingston University, Kingston upon Thames, UK
Beyond the Book, Long & Ryle Gallery, London, UK
PaperWorks, Berkshire Museum, Massachusetts, USA
First Step, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, UK
The Operative Word opening, Bridge Gallery, Chicago, USA
Regenerator II, Bower Ashton Library, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Ch_ers :) 2009, Bargehouse OXO Tower, South Bank, London, UK
Full Artist CV avaible upon request
APPortfolio Asia Vol.4, China, Hong Kong, Tawian
The State of Art: Performance and Conceptual #1, Bare Hill Publishing, UK
Major Reference Works, Starkmann Limited, Spring/Summer, UK
Book Art: Iconic Sculptures and Installations Made from Books, Gestalten, Germany
Less Common More Sense No16 Communication & Collaboration Issue, published by UAL, UK
Artists’ Book Collection, University of the West of England, UK
Artists’ Book Collection, LCC Library, London College of Communication, UK
The Muse Gallery | Studio, London, UK