Artists: H - Z: Joseph Hu
In preparation of my exhibition, "Noticed and Unnoticed", I've wandered, stopped, and lingered over elements in the studio - materials used to make work: pencils, a t-square, an eraser, and other various tools. Many of these tools have been given or introduced to me by others. In addition to the materials and media, my studio also finds itself the host of other objects - books, papers, and artworks given to me by friends. In my practice, I find it periodically necessary to spend time investigating my motives and working methods. This often involves examining and re-examining the things that litter my personal space. The time spent has the effect of focusing my gaze, mentally blocking out all of the stimuli of day-to-day life. In cardboard sculptures and works on paper, "Noticed and Unnoticed" is a path of my wanderings in the studio, a record of the where my gaze lands.
A native of Kansas City, Kansas, Joseph Hu received a B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a M.F.A. from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He has exhibited in galleries and institutions including Kunstlerhaus S11, Solothurn, Switzerland; Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA; The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA; and Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, PA. Joseph Hu was a finalist for the Pew Fellowships in the Arts and has been an artist in residence at Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT and at the Altes Spital Begegnungszentrum, Solothurn, Switzerland.