ED PIEN (1958-)
ink and watercolour on paper
signed and dated 1998
10.5 ins x 7.5 ins; 26.7 cms x 19.1 cms
Ed Pien is a Taiwan-born, Toronto-based artist who works in drawing, large-scale paper cuts, and site-specific installations, video, and public commissions. Evoking questions of the body, the archetype, and cross-cultural understanding, Pien‘s work investigates personal and cultural histories. He is acclaimed for his room-sized paper cuts and translucent paper and ink installations such as the Hieronymous Bosch inspired Earthly Delights (2001) held in the collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Pien’s work appears in the collections of The Canada Council Art Bank; the McIntosh Gallery; the Hamilton Art Gallery; and the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, amongst others. Pien has exhibited in Canada and internationally at venues such as New York’s Drawing Centre, Amsterdam’s W139, the Centre Nacional e las Artes in Mexico City, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada.
Private Collection, Ontario