Photo by  Yuri Udagawa

From the United States, Arthur Huang currently lives and works in Tokyo, Japan as a researcher and artist. In 2001, he earned a M.F.A. in Painting & Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has exhibited his work in the United States, Europe, and Japan including the Chigasaki City Museum of Art, Nakanojo Biennale, Gallery Camellia, Jill d’Art Gallery, hasu no hana, HAGISO, the Tokyo Art Book Fair, Spiral Independent Creators Festival, the Setouchi Triennale 2013, Southern Exposure, Printed Matter, neurotitan, and the Austin Museum of Art.  He is also the director of the Tokyo-based artist collective, Art Byte Critique, which was established in 2012.

"My work focuses on the everyday whether it is waiting for a train, sitting on a bus, walking, eating, sleeping, or grocery shopping. These are activities that we all do but do not always think about afterwards. Sometimes I make lists. Sometimes I take photographs. Since 2012, I have been making memory maps of my daily walks on a variety of medium to explore everyday memories of mundane activities.  Since 2015, I have been making automatic-like drawings during my daily commutes. My current work uses these drawings to explore the relationship between my everyday life and my unconscious memories. We spend much of our time reflecting on the ups and downs of life, but most of our time is spent occupied with these common everyday activities. Exploring the everyday is an opportunity for me to discover a different perspective on our lives as human beings in this contemporary world."

Learn more about my studio practice from these interviews

“Entrevista con Arthur J Huang: La Consciencia Del Dia a Dia” at Open University Catalonia Art Matters (in Spanish) (2018)
“A Conversation With Arthur J Huang” at Andrea Cobo Perez’s website (English) (2018)
”Arthur Huang” at Venison Magazine (2016)
”Arthur Huang” at (2014)
”Art Talk with Arthur Huang” at the National Endowment for the Arts Art Works (2011)

Curriculum Vitae

Solo/Two Person Exhibitions

[December 2019], hasu no hana, Tokyo, Japan
Daily Life Behavioral Studies: Process Project, Flower Coffee Brew Bar, Chigasaki, Japan

Everyday Circuits, Gallery Camellia, Tokyo, Japan

My Everyday Life, hasu no hana, Tokyo, Japan
Memory Walks - Is This The Way I Went?, HAGISO, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Memory Walks & Kojimachi Interstices, Kojimachi Collection, Tokyo, Japan

Reading, Not Reading, Coffee, and Theories, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA

Accounting for Desires, Dublin Arts Council Gallery, Dublin, OH

Consumer Complexities, Louise Jones Brown Gallery, Duke University, NC
Everyday Complexities, Community College of Southern Nevada, NV

Selected Group Exhibitions

Fundamental Complications, Root Division, San Francisco, California
Setouchi Art Book Fair, Tamamo Park, Takamatsu, Japan
Nakanojo Biennale 2019, Former Sawada Elementary School, Nakanojo, Japan
The Road to(and from) the Museum, Chigasaki City Museum of Art, Chigasaki, Japan
Look At Me Hungry, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California
Full Circle, World of Glass, St. Helens, England
Tokyo Art Book Fair Ginza Edition, Sony Ginza Park, Tokyo, Japan
In the Details, Gallery LeDeco, Tokyo, Japan
Hot Bed 20:20 Print Exchange 2018, neo:galleryX, Bolton, United Kingdom

Inktober Insanity, Launch Pad Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
Turning the Page: Manchester - Yokohama, Paper Gallery, Manchester, United Kingdom
Reading Between The Lines: Artist Books From Tokyo and St. Helens, Launch Pad Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
Art Fair Asia Fukuoka Awards 2018, Hotel Okura Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan
10th Anniversary, Jill d'Art Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
Let's Go To The Gallery 2018, Sukiwa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Future Sound + Future Vision, Launch Pad Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
Size Matters, World of Glass, St. Helens, United Kingdom
World Book Day, Eccleston Community Library and World of Glass, St. Helens, United Kingdom

noise, Art Space Mu-ni, Morioka, Japan
noise, gallery TEN, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Art Book Fair 2017, Terrada Warehouse, Tokyo, Japan
Nakanojo Biennale 2017, Sawatari Gallery, Nakanojo, Japan
Endless Dialogue, hasu no hana, Tokyo, Japan
Parplume University and Yoichi Umetsu, Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
New Face! Jill d’Art Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
Surface(s), Nishimachi Artist Space, Tokyo, Japan
Art Nagoya 2017, Westin Nagoya Castle, Nagoya, Japan
bricolage, Art Space Mu-ni, Morioka, Japan

Art Inspired by Neuroscience, Setagaya Monozukuri School, Tokyo, Japan
bricolage, gallery TEN, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Art Book Fair 2016, Kyoto and Tohoku University of Art and Design, Tokyo, Japan
Neuroscience Art and Book Fair, Daikanyama Tsutaya, Tokyo, Japan
On Coloring, Pushdot Studio, Portland, Oregon

Kanna Fall Art Festival, Onishi, Japan
Tokyo Art Book Fair 2015, Kyoto and Tohoku University of Art and Design, Tokyo, Japan
Kojimachi Loves Arts, Kojimachi Collection, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Art Crossing Berlin Artists’ Book Program, neurotitan gallery and Motto Berlin, Berlin, Germany
cARTography: personal metaphors and mindful maps, Ryan James Fine Arts, Kirkland, WA
9th Japanese Young Artists’ Books Fair, Printed Matter, St. Marks Bookshop, and Kinokuniya Bookstore, New York, NY
9th Young Artists’ Books Fair, Books Kinokuniya Shinjuku South Store and Beco Cafe, Tokyo, Japan
2014 AIAV Fellowship Artists Exhibition, Akiyoshidai International Art Village Gallery, Yamaguchi, Japan

Zine Exhibition 5, Ginza Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Kanna Fall Art Festival, Onishi, Japan
Tokyo Art Book Fair 2014, Kyoto and Tohoku University of Art and Design, Tokyo, Japan
Spiral Independent Creators Festival 15, Spiral Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Thank You For Failing, Asian Resource Center, Oakland, CA

Tokyo Spidering, HAGISO, Tokyo, Japan
Setouchi Triennale 2013, Ogijima, Japan

Transits and Returns, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA
6 x 6 x 2012, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY

A Sensory Feast, Kearny Street Workshop/SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

Collection Selections: Flatbed Press, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Selections from Flatbed Editions, Flatbed Press, Austin, TX
Annual Art Auction, The Lab, San Francisco, CA

25th Anniversary Live and Silent Auction, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
Present Tense Biennial, Chinese Culture Center, San Francisco, CA
Bookish, Adobe Bookshop Backroom Gallery, San Francisco, CA

OverLoad, Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens, GA
RISD Northern California Alumni Biennial, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA
The Prison Project, Intersection for the Arts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Ingest, Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens, GA

Post-Postcard 11, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
Postcards from the Edge, Visual AIDS/James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
Grounded?  Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
Inscribere, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA
20 Views, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA
Art and Text, Contemporary Quarterly Project Space,
20 Artists from Mercury 20 Gallery, Stave Wine Lounge, Napa, CA
Artists’ Valentines, Barbara Anderson Gallery, Berkeley, CA

Small Works, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA

New York Editions and Artists Book Fair, Starett Lehigh Building, New York, NY
Embedded: Living With Technology, Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens, GA
Are the Best Things in Life Free? Variations on a Theme: Money, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA

Postcards from the Edge, Visual AIDS/Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York, NY
Process, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, Long Island City, NY
In2Words:  Numbers, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA

Library of Discards, Mills College, Oakland, CA   
Postcards from the Edge, Visual AIDS/Galerie Lelong, New York, NY
Product: Comments on Consumer Culture, Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens, GA

[re]Readings: Artists' Books Now, Gallery Lux, San Francisco, CA
Repurpose, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
73rd Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Post-Postcard 6, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
Ink & Clay 28, Kellogg Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

MFA Thesis Exhibition, RISD Museum, Providence, RI
Print Matrix, Johnson Center and Fine Arts Galleries, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Driving Prints, Olive Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Hand-Pulled Prints IX International Juried Print Exhibition, Stonemetal Press, San Antonio, TX
Mixed Moxie, Printmaking Council of New Jersey, Somerville, NJ


Nakanojo Biennale, Nakanojo, Japan

Nakanojo Biennale, Nakanojo, Japan

Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Akiyoshi, Japan

Hambidge Center for the Arts and Sciences, Rabun Gap, GA 

Selected Bibliography

Beete, Paulette, "Art Talk with Arthur Huang," National Endowment for the Arts Art Works Blog, May 11, 2011
Bliss, Sharon, Kevin Chen, Steve Dickison, editors, Prison/Culture, City Lights Publishers, 2009   
Buckwalter, Timothy, “Savvy Shopper,” The Monthly, August 2007
Cheng, DeWitt, “Bicoastal Banquet,” East Bay Express, March 12, 2008
Chunara, Nazish, "Arthur Huang", Venison Magazine, Winter 2016
Coon, Chelsea, “The Power of Human Connections:  Reflections on the 6th Nakanojo Biennale,” The Artling, October 25, 2017
Corbin, Michael K., "Arthur Huang: Commuting," The Art Book Guy, 2015
Mahoney, James W., “Reviews, Southeast, Athens, GA:  Embedded:  Living with Technology” Art Papers, September/October 2005
Menchaca, Paul, “Dorsky Gallery Cuts Red Tape, Gives Curators More Freedom,” Queens Chronicle, October 28, 2004
Nakanojo Biennale 2017 Guide Book Cover
Phillips, Julie, “We Eat What We Are,” Athens Banner-Herald, January 17, 2008
Rossiter, Erin, “ATHICA Explores the Clutter of Our Lives With ‘Overload’,” Athens Banner-Herald, September 13, 2008   
Spicer, Jakki K., “In the Galleries,” East Bay Express, April 25, 2007
Spicer, Jakki K., “In the Galleries,” East Bay Express, August 22, 2007
Swanhuyser, Hiya, “Insider Art”, SF Weekly, March 19, 2008
Taylor, Ann, "Present Tense Biennial:  Chinese Character", SF Station, August 6, 2009
Taylor, Robert, “Oakland Art Galleries Creating Quite a Stir,” Contra Costa Times, August 9, 2007
Walkup, Kathleen, “Arthur Huang:  Quantifying the Quotidian,” Ampersand, Spring 2005
West, Nick, "On Drawing," Genso, July 21, 2017


M.F.A. with Honors in Painting/Printmaking
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

B.A. with Honors in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA