Born in Taipei, and raised in New Jersey, Chinese-American video artist Jane Hsu began her life training to be a classical pianist. Her father was a violinist and professor of Chinese poetry at Berkeley who encouraged her to integrate her musical abilities with art.
In 1999, Jane received her B.F.A. from the prestigious Cooper Union School of Art in New York City. Jane’s best received video trilogy, The Girdle of S. was shown at the das Vorgene Museum in Berlin in a show for new video art. Partial funding for her videos were provided by a grant from Film Video Arts. Jane’s videos are gleaming worlds of sentient plants, absurd journeys, and poisonous meals served with an infectious smile.
Jane worked with art critic Li Xianting, father of the avant-garde art movement in China on a cross-cultural book project involving American feminist artists the Rockefeller Foundation’s Asian Cultural Council. She had the rare opportunity to interview pioneers of feminist art such as Lynda Benglis, Yoko Ono, Yvonne Rainer, Miriam Shapiro, and Cindy Sherman. In 2001, Jane received her M.B.A. in Media Arts from Metropolitan College.
Jane joined the faculty as a professor of Media Arts and Arts Administration in the MBA program. She is also an educator at the New Museum in New York. She is currently working on writing and staging “The Quiet of the Earling Morning,” a Chinese ghost opera for a Fall 2009 premiere in New York City.
Jane has screened and exhibited her works at numerous national and international galleries and art fairs including Art Basel, Miami, San Francisco, Tokyo at the GEISAI festival, and New York City. Jane lives and works in New York City.