Hung-Ju Kan portrait
Nationality Taiwanese
Born b. 1993

Hung-Ju Kan

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Examining from both eastern and western lenses, Hung-Ju Kan’s work explores an innovative technique inspired by traditional Chinese landscape painting. However, instead of using the traditional ink brush, Kan incorporates the floral patterns commonly found in bedsheets, curtains and other everyday objects from his native Tainan City and various shades of colors to portray reality and virtuality, creating an unique rhythm and flow to his work. In doing so, Kan expresses a cure for nostalgia by re-organizing layers of fragmented memories and emotional sustenances into a diverse, inclusive, and expandable blanket.

Lot number
Artwork: Density Versus Emptiness-21-10
Hung-Ju Kan
Title and Year:
Density Versus Emptiness-21-10 | 2021
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  • 2020
    MFA Online Exhibition, University of Montana

    Shifting Sights
    Area Gallery, Boston, MA

    The 2020 MFA Thesis Exhibition
    MAAM, Boston, MA

    Fresh Show
    Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston, MA

    Reveal: Harvard Taiwan Art Festival
    Arts wing, Harvard University, Boston

    The 30th Anniversary MassArt Auction
    Massart, Boston, MA


    Art in AIT Exhibition
    American Institute in Taiwan, Taiwan

    The 60th anniversary National Taiwan University of Arts
    New York

    After 1990s
    National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taiwan


  • Current
    Massachusetts College of Art and Design

    National Taiwan University of Arts
    BFA in Painting and Calligraphy Arts