Intellectual Profile- Hsuan Wang

1. Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest: I am Hsuan Wang who comes from Taiwan. I am a junior in the University of Colorado at Boulder. My major is Art studio, and my focus for art studio is Digital art. I am not sure if I want to focus on photography or drawing also.

2. Describe an exhibition that you liked or found impressive. Tell us why. Please provide a link to a website, if possible: I went back to Taiwan last summer to visit my family in 2011, I saw an exhibition that interested me at the “National Palace Museum.” The exhibition is about this artist called “Alphonse Mucha.” I enjoy watched the exhibition because the detail on the work and the amazing image that made me feel fascinated. This is what I want to do after graduate, I wish I can do my art and use my art to make the money at the same time: the advertisement or animation; so this is the other reason that I like the artwork.

3. Which books did you read of late (art, fiction, non-fiction)? Pick one and go into detail about it. I read two books, and both are fiction. One called “100 excerpts from the Arabian nights” and other one called “the empty room that full of key.” “The empty room that full of key” is Chinese fiction about dark-scary story, and the “100excerpts from the Arabian nights” is about a King form Sultans kills every women in the morning after the first day of marriage, one day, the woman ask King if she can tells story to him before he kill her. The King agrees with it, so she starts. The stories are very interesting, and the next day morning the woman have not finish the story, so the King let her live. The woman tells 100 stories to the King and after the story, the woman already have children with the King, so in the end, the King never kills the woman. They live happily after.

4. What are your main interests besides art? I like to listen the music, dance, play sport, hanging out with friends, watching movie.

5. Which blogs do you check regularly? I did not check the blogs a lot, most of the blogs I check is Chinese blogs.

6. Which cultural event has really impressed you lately? This can be a museum, a concert, or anything like that, but also a sports game (if you consider this a cultural event for which there are good reasons). Or anything I am not even thinking of … Again, tell us why: I do not know if the Chinese New Year counts for cultural event, but this effect a lot in my life. During the Chinese New Year, the children has to stay after twelve o’clock at night, and all family stay together, spend the time together. We play tradition games, and we gamble with family. The adult will give the red envelop (money) to the children.

7. Please describe briefly an article in a newspaper or a magazine that got you thinking lately. Reading online is fine, and what you introduce here does not have to be about art. If the respective article is available online, please link to it! I order the ELLE magazine, and I like to see the little runway pictures, and brands picture in the magazine. This make me think about fashion and how the magazine present to the reader.

8. Please share with us a thought or an idea that really widened your intellectual horizon. Again, this must not be limited to the visual arts. If possible, give a source for this idea so that others know where to go to if they are interested.


I saw this painting on the facebook and it is painted by a Chinese who live in Canada.  This painting is about political. Each women represent Japan (the girl sit on the left of the table), China (the girl who turn her back to the audience), the United State (the girl who sit across to China girl), Russia (the girl who lay down), Taiwan (the girl who stand on the right side). This paint explain what is going on now between those five countries. The reason that I want to show others this picture because I think it has many meaning under this painting and it connect with present period, it can be one of the contemporary art.

9. Have you been to the Denver Art Museum, MCA Denver and BMoca Boulder? Describe one art object or a show you remember seeing. The only museum I went to is Denver Art Museum, I forgot the show’s name, but I remember one of the year Denver Art Museum invited many artist to make an artwork for Denver Art Museum, some painted on the wall, and some made a sculpture. That show is amazing because you can see each artist’s thought and idea, how they want to show their work to make others remember and know who they are.

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