| Biography | Artist Statement | Inventory Catalogue | Artists Represented | Shyh-Charng Lo


Biography
1945
Born in Nagano, Japan
1946
Moved to Hsinchu, Taiwan
1989
Became a full time artist
Education
1970
B.A., Anthropology/Archaeology from National Taiwan University, Taiwan
1977
M.A., in Anthropology/Archaeology from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
1983
M.M.S., Museum Studies from the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada


Inventory Catalogue

Shyh-Charng was born in Nagano, Japan in 1945. He moved to Taiwan with his parents in 1946 and arrived in Canada in 1974. Shyh-Charng attended the National Taiwan University where he received his B.A. in Anthropology/Archaeology in 1970. Continuing his education in Canada, Lo received his M.A.  (Anthropology / Archaeology) from the University of British Columbia in 1977, and M.M. St. (Museum Studies) from the University of Toronto in 1983.

In addition to painting, Shyh-Charng Lo started to learn lithography at Open Studio in Toronto in 1984. Due to his life long devotion to fine art, finally in 1989, Shyh-Charng resigned from the Royal Ontario Museum where he had been working for a decade and moved to Vancouver to become a full time artist.

Shyh-Charng Lo’s art reveals nature in a sophisticated blend of insight and tranquility, combining the vast with the intimate in his veiled view of the West Coast. They are gentle yet persistent, muted yet referential and commodious, while at the same time, restrained.


Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017
"Forms of Nature", Art Beatus Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2016
"Blue Rest", 99º Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2015
Sunny Art Museum, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2014
"Shan-Shui", Howard Salon, Taipei, Taiwan
2013 "In Search of Yi", Art Beatus Gallery, Peel Street Space, Hong Kong
2012
Providence University Art Centre, Taichung, Taiwan

Museum of Fine Arts of Cultural Bureau, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2009
"Natural Declaration", 99°Art Centre, Shanghai, China

Redhouse Art Gallery, Guangzhou, China
2008
Covan Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

"Solo Works of Lo Shyh-Charng", Art Beatus Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2007 99° Art Centre, Taipei, Taiwan

"Landscape Forever", Art Beatus Gallery, Graham Street Space, Hong Kong

Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
2005
Simon Patrich Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Association Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2004
TaKu Art Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
2003
"Consciousness", Art Beatus Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2002
"Dialogue with Nature", Gallery OM, Yokohama, Japan
2000
Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

"Dialogue with Nature", Cambridge Art Centre, Vancouver, Canada

"Dialogue with Nature", Richmond Art Gallery (at Gateway Theatre), Vancouver, Canada
1998
Simon Patrich Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

"Dialogue with Nature", Malaspina Printmaker Society, Vancouver, Canada

Caves Art Center, Taipei and Hsinchu, Taiwan
1997
Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Association Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
1996
Caves Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan

A Midsummer Night's Dream Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

"Dialogues with Nature", Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver, Canada
1994
East Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan

Simon Patrich Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
1993
Different Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1992
Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
1991
Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
1986
ROM Social Club, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada
1984
ROM Social Club, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada


Selected Collective Exhibitions

2016
"Summer Group Exhibition", Art Beatus Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

"Landscape +", Two Person Exhibition with Qiu Shihua, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
2014
"Asia Hotel Art Fair", Marco Polo Hotel, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
2013
"Asia Contemporary Art Show 2013", Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong

"Asia Hotel Art Fair", Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong

"Melt", Winter Group Exhibition, Art Beatus Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2012
"Art Taipei", Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong

"Asia Contemporary Art Show", Hong Kong

"Spoon Art Fair", Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong

"Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair", Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
2010
"Golden Age Artists Group Show", 99 Degrees Art Center, Shanghai, China
2009
"Drawn Together", Art Beatus Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

"Remarkable Taiwanese Artists", 99 Degrees Art Center, Shanghai, China
2008
"Taipei Art Fair", Taipei, Taiwan

"Hong Kong Art Fair 2008, Hong Kong Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
2006
"Organic Relationship", Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, Canada

Asian Heritage Month 10th Anniversary Exhibition (invited to a two person show), Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver, Canada

"30 x 30: New Direction in Printmaking", Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, Canada
2005
"Two Person Show", CCM Centre, Burnaby, Canada

"New Life", Seven Artists Exhibition, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2004
"Blissful Weeds", Art Beatus Gallery, Exchange Square Podium, Hong Kong

"Unusual Suspects", Gallery One, Toronto, Canada
2003
The International Print Biennial of Beijing 2003, Beijing, China
2002
"Pacific Printer", SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, Canada

Twelve Chinese Canadian Artists Exhibtion, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan

"Personal Landscapes", Malaspina Printmakers Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2001
Malaspina Printmakers Society Prints Exhibition, Gallery OM, Yokohama, Japan

"Painted Landscape", Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, Canada

"Shan-Shui: Landscape", Chinese Cultural Centre Museum and Archives, Vancouver, Canada
2000
The Macau International Exhibition of Prints, The Macau Museum of Art, Macau

Malaspina Printmakers Society 25th Annual Juried Exhibition, Gallery at Ceperley House, Burnaby, Canada

"Passage", UBC Asian Centre, Vancouver, Canada
1999
Malaspine Printmakers Society 24th Annual Juried Exhibition, Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver, Canada

"Print and Sculpture", Cherng Pin Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1998
Malaspine Printmakers Society 23rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Havana Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

"Time and Place", Small Prints Gallery, City of Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, Canada
1997
"In/Flux '97", Asia Pacific Artist Group Exhibition, UBC Asian Centre, Vancouver, Canada

"Fine Editors X File", Cherng Pin Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Malaspine Printmakers Society 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, Canada

Canada's Year of Asia Pacific/Taiwanese Cultural Festival, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby, Canada

"Latitude 49: Prints from Canada", The Watch House, Balmain, Australia
1996
Malaspine Printmakers Society 21st Annual Juried Exhibition, Foto-Base Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Art Beatus Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

"The Joint Exhibition of Lotus", UBC Asian Centre, Vancouver, Canada

"West Coast Scrolls", Engramme Gallery, Quebec City, Canada
1995
National Taiwan Arts Education Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Malaspina Printmakers Society Celebrating 20 Years of Original Printmaking, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, Canada
1995
First International Triennial of Graphic Arts - Sofia '95, Sofia, Bulgaria

Malaspina Printmakers Society 20th Annual Members' Show, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Simon Patrich Galleries, Vancouver, Canada

Citibank Private Banking Centre, Vancouver, Canada
1994
Malaspina Printmakers Society 19th Annual Members' Show, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver, Canada; Studio B, Burlingame, California, USA; The Downstairs Gallery, Chilliwack, Canada

Malaspina Printmakers Society Exhibition, the Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, Canada
1993
Malaspina Printmakers Society 18th Annual Members' Show, Community Arts Council Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

The First International Print Biennial Maastricht 1993, the Netherlands

"Spring Winds", Simon Patrich Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
1992
Malaspina Printmakers Society 17th Annual Members' Show, Community Arts Council Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
1991
5th International Biennial Print Exhibit: 1991 ROC, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

China/Canada Cultural Exchange (organized by the Surrey Art Gallery), Cultural Center, Zuhai, China

El Institute Culturale Norteamericano, Lima, Peru
1990
Malaspina Printmakers Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Grabados Canadian, Centre International de Recerca Grafica, Calella, Barcelona, Spain

Mini print Portfolio, Malaspina Printmakers Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
1989
4th International Biennial Print Exhibit 1989 ROC, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Art Dialogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1988
Gallery Hittite, Toronto, Canada
1986
Weller's Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1985
Discovery/1 - First Toronto Artist's Fair, Toronto, Canada
1984
Gallery Jarmain, Toronto, Canada

Awards
1996 Bronze Medal from The Lexicographical Work Editorial Department of China International Famous Person Research Institute, Beijing, China
1985 The "Best Landscape" award from the Willowdale group of Artists show, North York YMCA, Toronto, Canada
1963 The 1st place award of the Student's Fine Arts Contest of the Provincial Hsin-chu High School, Taiwan
1954 The 1st place award of the Student's Fine Arts Contest of the Hsin-chu county, Taiwan

Publications
1988
"I-wen te chui hsun" (Paterson Ewen's search). I Shu Chia (Artist Magazine), #157, 1988, pp. 48-52, Taipei

"Ta-wei sha-erh te mi ma" (The code of David Salle).  I Shu Chia (Artist Magazine), #153, 1988, pp. 42-45, Taipei
1987
"Hsu Pei-hung i tso chan te kuan kan yu hui hsing" (Reflections on the art of Xu Beihong), I Shu Chia (Artist Magazine), #150, 1987, pp. 118-123, Taipei
1986
"I wei pei i wang te ta shih mo-li-shih" (A forgotten master: James Wilson Morrice), I Shu Chia (Artist Magazine), #138, 1986, pp. 40-44, Taipei

"Meng-k'e tai kei wo men shen me" (What did Edvard Munch bring to us?), I Shu Chia (Artist Magazine), #136. 1986. pp. 46-49, Taipei

"Tan po ning ching te Ai-fu-li" (The life and art of Milton Avery), I Shu Chia (Artist Magazine), #133, 1986, pp. 56-59, Taipei
1985
"Ou-chou ping shan te chen han" (The impact of the "European Iceberg" Exhibition), I Shu Chia (Artist Magazine), #127, 1985, pp. 72-79, Taipei

"Ke ching te hsian shih chu i hua chia Tu-mi-ai" (Honore Daumier: the respectable realism artist), I Shu Chia (Artist Magazine), #126, 1985, pp. 42-47, Taipei

"K'an To-lun-to te Hui-si-le t'ung pan hua t'e chan" (Whistler's prints exhibition at Toronto), I Shu Chia (Artist Magazine), #119, 1985, pp. 44-47, Taipei
1984
"Ta shih Hao-k'e-ni lai fang chi" (A note on David Hockney's visit), I Shu Chia (Artist Magazine), #114, 1984, pp. 40-43, Taipei

Catalogues
2012
"Searching Through Time", Providence University Art Centre, Taichung, Taiwan

"Shyh-Charng Lo's Art", Hsinchu County Cultural Affairs Museum of Art, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2009
"Natural Declaration" Shyh-Charng Lo, 99º Art Centre, Taipei, Taiwan
2007
"Dialogues with Nature" Shyh-Charng Lo, 99º Art Centre, Taipei, Taiwan

"Landscape Forever" Shyh-Charng Lo, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
2004
“Dialogues with Nature” Shyh-Charng Lo, Taku Art Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
2003
Shyh-Charng Lo “Consciousness”, Art Beatus Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
1998
Shyh-Charng Lo  “Dialogues with Nature”, Cave Art Centre, Taipei, Taiwan
1996
"Dialogues with Nature", Cave Art Centre, Taipei, Taiwan
1993
The Dialogue of Mountain and Water, Different Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1991
Recent Works by Shyh-Charng Lo, Asia Art Centre, Taipei, Taiwan

Public Collections
Burnaby Art Gallery, Canada
Institute of Asian Research, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Citibank, New York, USA
Citibank, Toronto, Canada
Citibank, Singapore
Toronto Dominion Bank, Vancouver, Canada
National Taiwan Art Education Institute, Taipei, Taiwan
Department of Fine Arts, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Museum of Fine Arts of Cultural Bureau, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Art Center of Providence University, Taiwan


Artist Statement

From the very start, I have always strived to express my mood in the landscapes of my paintings. Over thirty years later, the mood in the paintings is still the subject of my art, but the details of the landscapes are much less important than the feeling itself.

I started to learn lithography at "Open Studio" in Toronto in 1984. Since then, I have fallen in love with this medium and pursue the same goal with it as I do in my painting.

My art is created with the feelings and sentiment I hold for the world around me. The images of mountains and water especially have always moved me and lie close to my heart. My art does not chase after realism or any current art trend, but is simply an expression of my innermost peace of mind.


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