Artist: Ming-Jer Kuo
Ming-Jer Kuo is a New York based artist. He had worked as an environmental engineer for eleven years and came to New York for art. He creates interdisciplinary visual art works based on his lens-based media experience, urban living interests and engineer’s analytic perspective. Kuo graduated from MFA Photography, Video and Related Media at School of Visual Arts, NYC. He is a recipient of NYFA New York Foundation for the Arts Artist Fellowship, NYC, a member of The Elizabeth Foundation for The Arts Studio Program, NYC, a recipient of Paula Rhodes Award for Exceptional Achievement, NYC, and was awarded as Honorable Mention of Taoyuan Creation Award, Taiwan. Kuo’s work has been exhibited in solo and group shows of EFA 20|20 Gallery, NYC, Trestle Gallery, NYC, QCC Art Gallery, NYC, Gallery 456, NYC, NARS Foundation, NYC, Chashama Space to Present Program, NYC, New York Hall of Science, NYC, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, NYC, The 2 Gateway Center, NJ, Gallery Aferro, NJ, Gallery Sejul, South Korean, Fotoaura Institute of Photography, Taiwan, and Pingyao International Photography Festival, China. He was an artist in residence at NARS Foundation, NYC, Solo(s) Project House, NJ, and Vermont Studio Center, VT.
Through photographic images and sculptural installations, my work celebrates the city, playing with perspective and scale to capture the complexity, mystery, and changing patterns of urban culture. To that end, distinctions between architecture, urban design, and street life are intentionally blurred and abstracted, and new perceptions of our environment emerge as viewers are encouraged to experience a new relationship to their surroundings: to create a living poetics of time and space.