Liao Yu-An

Born in Taipei in 1979, Liao Yu-An is a promising young artist with a truly unique art style. In 2003, he won the “Taipei Arts Award” in his specialty, the contemporary art category. The making of his art is a deeply personal one, and the theme of alienation and isolation is beautifully depicted in his artworks.

Liao has set about making art that begins as a voyage of self-exploration and self-discovery and is now a comment on the society in which he lives. He made for himself a theater of possibilities that has embraced deeply personal moments of his life and his insecurities, as well as some astute observation on the society in which he finds himself as a young artist.

The initial impression of Liao’s art is that it is humorous and that it is clearly informed by animation art, cartoons, and caricature, as well as a juxtaposition of geometries. The precise coloured horizontal and vertical lines for background and a random rolling line for figuration depicts a story of struggle within our minds, our everyday realities and in our relationships that will continue to repeat itself in an endless theater of possibilities.

1979​ Born in Taipei, Taiwan


2005​ Master of Fine Arts from Tainan National University of the Arts

2002  Bachelor of Fine Arts from Taipei National University of the Arts

Solo Exhibitions

2018    Fancy Love in Circus – Liao Yu An Solo Exhibition.  IART Gallery, Hsinchu

2017    A Little Love Song– Liao Yu-An SoloExhibition. A+Creations Art Gallery, Taipei

2016    Practice Of Temporary Parking— Liao Yu-An Solo Exhibition  IT PARK, Taipei

The Song Of Pacer– Liao Yu-An Solo Exhibition. A+Creations Art Gallery, Taipei

2015    A Little Knot– Butchart International Contemporary Art Space, Taipei

2013    Intellectual Numbness—Liao Yu An Solo Exhibition   Asia Art Center Taipei II

2011    “Lame Syndrome” Taipei Finearts Museum,Taipei

2008    “Fondle Without Tenderness” Asia Art Center, Taipei

2007​   “Drowse” Butchart International Contemporary Art Space, Taipei

​  “Death Pretentious..? ” IT PARK, Taipei

Group Exhibitions

2019   《In The Name of Animals》Taichung CirySeaport Art Center,Taichung

2018   《Art-eology Zoo》Exhibition of Juming Museum Collection,Taipei

《Grown-Up Circus》Art Bank, Taipe

《Taiwan In Full Bloom—Contemporary Arts Of Taiwan》ION Art Gallery,Singapore

2017   《Respectfully cynic》Gallery Pieere,Taichung

《Login paths in woods》Tow men exhibitions,W1 gallery, Taipe

《What Do You See ?》Contemporary art from Taiwan, Art Bank,Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York,New York

《Ala Aureus》Metaphysical Art Gallery,Taipe

2016   《Hopscotch-Art Bank Relay Exhibition》Art Bank TAF, Taipei

《Live Well》Art Bank Farglory Museums,Taipei

《People-Mirror Image Portraits in Contemporary 》Art Bank,Taichung

《KUSO Project –Contemporary Art Exhibition From Taiwan》University of Nevada, Las Vegas USA

2015    The Testimony of Food—Ideas and Food Taipei Finearts Museum, Taipei

2014    The Pioneers of Taiwanese Artests,1971-1980 National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

2012   Manifestation of Homunculi  –Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts–Taipei

Aire de Taïwan-Expositions dans la Région Champagne-Ardenne Paris

“Somehow we are touched Love”-Yuan Ze University Arts Center  Taoyuan

2009  “Metaphors of Un/Real” – Animamix Biennial 2009-2010 MoCA Shanghai,  Shanghai

2008   “HOME – 2008 Taiwan Art Biennale” National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung

“A New Interpretation of the World – Popular Culture and Contemporary Art in Taiwan”Asian Contemporary Art Fair, NY, U.S.A

“FLOAT” Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei

“Mix & Match Vision – Invitation for 2008 Contemporary Art Communication Across Taiwan Straits” The Fall Art Week in Shanghai 800 Art Zone, Shanghai

“ART IS NOW – Co-located with Busan Biennale” Busan Cultural Center, Busan, Korea

“ART Singapore” Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore

2007 ​”3L4D: 3rd Life 4th Dimension” National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorrial Hall,   Taipei

​”A Truth Beyond the Real – 14 Chinese Contemporary Artists Explore and Revolutionize the Image of Realism” Doosan Art Center, Seoul, Korea

​”Taiwan Contemporary Art in Wonderland”National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung

2005 ​”Well Done – The Art of Design World” Museum of Contemporary Art  Taipei