Ed Pien (b.1958, Taiwan) is a Toronto-based Canadian artist who has exhibited nationally and internationally including the Drawing Centre, New York; La Biennale de Montreal; W139, Amsterdam; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Middlesbrough Art Gallery, the UK; The Contemporary Art Museum in Monterrey, Mexico; and The Goethe Institute, Berlin. As an art instructor, Pien has taught at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. He currently teaches at the University of Toronto and the Ontario College of Art and Design.
Pien is represented by the Birch Libralato Gallery (Toronto), Pierre-Francois Ouellette Art Contemporain (Montréal), Galerie Maurits van de Laar (Den Haag) and Galerie Alexander Ochs (Beijing and Berlin).

Statement: 3-Minute Drawings: Spectacle of the Body (1998 to 2005) consists of a large grided panel approximately seventeen feet in length by ten feet in height. Made up of more than 200 images, the work mixes different series of quick drawings and groupings of enlarged images in a single wall installation. All the work makes reference to the body. One series is based on Chinese Hell scrolls and torture. In another, images of the monstrous and the grotesque are used as the basis to explore and invoke the normative anxiety we experience.

 

 

 
 
   
 
   
 

 

Education

1984 Master of Fine Arts, York University, Toronto, ON
1982 Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Western Ontario, London, ON

 

Recent Selected Solo Exhibitions

2005 New Works, The Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto, ON
In the Realm of Others, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON
Ed Pien, Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain, Montréal, QC
Tracing Night, Museum of Contemporary Art, Monterrey, Mexico
Earthly Delights, Windsor Printmaker’s Forum, Windsor, ON
In a Realm of Others, The Robert McLaughlin Art Centre, Oshawa, ON
Strange Scene, Keyano College Art Gallery, Ft. McMurray
2004 Earthly Delights, Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City
Earthly Delights, Museo Ex-Convento del Carmen, Guadalajara, Mexico
New Works, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Den Haag
Imaginary Beings, Galerie Alexander Ochs, Berlin
Earthly Delights, Museo Arqueologico, Mazatlan, Mexico
Celestial Bodies, Agnes Etherington Art Gallery, Kingston, ON
Tracing Night, Sir Wilfred Grenfell Gallery, Corner Brook, NF
Tracing Night, St. Mary’s University Gallery, Halifax, NS
Ed Pien, Usine C, Montréal, QC
2003 In a Realm of Others, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB
2002

Ed Pien: Survey, Middlesbrough Art Gallery, Middlesbrough, UK


Recent Selected Group Exhibitions

2005 Drops, The Room, Rotterdam
Selected Drawings, Amsterdam Art Fair
Selected Drawings, Chicago Art Fair
2004 The Garden, Pinacoteca, Provinciale di Potenza, Italy
Moon Beings, Straal, Cinema de Balie, Amsterdam
Earthly Delights, Musée des Beaux Arts, Montréal, QC
Imaginary Beings, Siemens Forum Bayern, Munich
Important Canadian Art, Zierhersmith, New York
Just My Imagination, Art Lab & Museum London, London, ON
Normal, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Octo-boy, Maison de la culture Plateau Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC
2003 Selected Works, Goethe Institute, Berlin
Water Gods Playing Tricks, Berlin Art Forum, Berlin
Drawings, Frankfurt Art Fair, Frankfurt
The Rest of the World, Neuffer Am Park, Pirmasens, Germany
Between Line and From, Art Gallery of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
The Last Judgement Project, Seattle Centre, curator Stefano Catalani, Seattle
Metamorphosis, Maison de la culture Cote-des-Neiges, Montréal, QC
Liminal, Ryerson Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
Imaginings, Mississauga Art Gallery, Mississauga, ON
Delight, Weewerk, Toronto, ON
Visions and Apparitions, Hart House, U of T, Toronto, ON
2002 The Fountain, Parkhaus, Berlin
Manifestation, Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain, Montréal, QC
The Garden, Parc Citroën, curator Pernille Grane, Paris
Earthly Delights, The Montreal Biennial 2002, Montréal, QC
Exchange, Quartair, Den Haag
Liminal, Bishop's University Art Gallery, Lennoxville
Play Tonic, ASpace, Toronto, ON
Grief Mopping, Neutral Ground, Regina, SK
New Drawings, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Den Haag
Paper Art, Stormarn Kulturstiftung, Bad Oldesloe, Germany
Liminal, M.A.I., Montréal, QC

 

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