Hilda Shen
Medium: Sculpture

Studio Location:
LIC Art Center - Studio# 310
44-02 23rd Street

Email: hilda1.shen@gmail.com

Website:: hildashen.com

Artist Bio:
Hilda Shen is a multi-disciplinary artist, currently working primarily in sculpture and printmaking. She has shown both nationwide and internationally. Shen also acted in "Public Hearing", a film by James Kienitz Wilkins, which premiered in the USA at MoMA/PS1 in 2013, and more recently in Wilkins' "Common Carrier" at BAM CinemaFest in 2017.

Shen created large installations at WaveHill in the Bronx, the Tenri Cultural Center in NY, China2000 in NY, and the Smithsonian Flushing Town Hall in Queens. Her 30-foot wide wall piece,"RecurrentRiver", is installed at Riverdale Country School in Riverdale, NY. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, ArtAsiaPacific, and ARTnews for both large-scale and intimate work.

Shen was an artist-in residence at Willapa Bay AIR, The Bloedel Reserve, Millay Colony for the Arts, Yosemite National Park, and Platte Clove. Her work is in various private and public collections. She works in Brooklyn and Queens.

Artist Statement:
Landscapes have long been the overt or implied subject of my art. When much younger my thinking about landscape was formed by contradictory philosophies: 1. the traditional Chinese belief that humans were insignificant in view of the powers of nature and 2. the American sense of individual freedom and the conquering of frontiers.

I have come to question all of the above and continue to develop my own interpretations and views regarding our interconnection with nature, most recently in ceramic sculpture.

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