Chemin Hsiao Public Reception

SAT, SEP 23, 2023
4:30 PM

This is a FREE event with RSVP

Reception Start:
4:30 PM
Exhibition Walk-through with Artist:
5:30 PM

Flushing Town Hall no longer requires visitors or performers to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19; wearing a mask is optional but recommended. For more details, please visit 

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Artist Chemin Hsiao was recognized with the 2023 Queens Arts Fund Grant from New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA).

Hsiao's newest exhibition, “From Past to Present,” will be on-view at Flushing Town Hall throughout September, and you can now meet the mind behind the masterpieces at his reception on September 23!

“From Past to Present” is a series of new watercolor paintings made from observations of photos, printed materials, and still image from videos.

You will explore Hsiao’s personal connections with his cultural background from Taiwan and direct links to the close memories he has made with his family, past and present. 

The Artist's Story:

This new work series marks a major transition from different eras of Hsiao’s watercolor painting practice. Before 2020, his artwork would depict nature – images created from time spent in botanical gardens.

But during the 2020, his work became confined to his studio, and his window outside became the photographs living in his computer, be they his own or references taken from online. 

Thus was his painting series “New Phase” born. You will see those works as part of his exhibition.

You can further support the artist at his website: