Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao廖健行


“Habitat 7" limited edition book         

 Artist Proof 2/2

Comes with a clam shell box and a 10x24" digital print of "5 Pointz" photography

Book with Essay of Tom Finkelpearl


JEFF CHIEN-HSING LIAO (b. 1977 Taiwan) emigrated to the U.S. in 1999 at the age of 18, where he immediately took residence in Queens in close proximity to the 7 line, dubbed by the Department of City Planning as the “International Express.” He earned an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and a BFA from the Pratt Institute. Liao’s renowned Habitat 7 Series, for which he received critical acclaim, stemmed from his master’s thesis at SVA. Taken over the course of two years, Liao depicted the ethnic diversity of the communities along the 7 train subway line on its seven mile route from Manhattan to Flushing. As a winner of the New York Times Magazine “Capture the Times” photography contest in 2005, this major debut cemented his status as a prominent photographer. Liao’s work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and can be found in the permanent collections of several institutions such as the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston; Queens Museum and the Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York; J. Paul Getty Museum; George Eastman House-International Museum of Photography and Film; the Norton Museum of Art; and Deutsche Bank. His first monograph, Habitat 7, was published by Nazraeli Press in 2008 and his second monograph, Coney Island, was published in 2013. Currently, Liao is working with Aperture for his next major book, Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao: New York.  Liao currently lives and works in New York.




2003 Pratt Institute of Art and Design, Brooklyn, NY B.F.A. Photography

2005 School of Visual Art, New York, NY M.F.A. Photography and Related Media


Selected Solo exhibitions

2014  Upcoming, “Five Boroughs” , Museum of City of New York

2013 “New York City Building Time Lapse, 2009 – 2013”Queens Museum of Art.

2013  MTA Arts for Transit: Atlantic Avenue Light box project    Greetings from Coney Island.

2012Widely Different: New York City Panorama,

          South Street Seaport Museum (Two person)

2011   MTA Arts for Transit: Light box project    7 X 7: Views Along the 7 Line

2011  The Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation, NY

2010  “Urban Panoramas” J. Paul Getty Museum, CA (Three Person show)

2010BQMB Julie Saul Gallery, NY

2010   Kentucky Art Museum, KY 

2009  “Grand Concourse at 100” Bronx Museum of Art, NY  

2009  “Habitat 7” Citibank, Long Island City, NY

2008 Houston Center of Photography, 2008 FOTOFEST, Houston TX 

2008 Crane Kalman Brighton, UK

2007 Habitat 7, Bulova Corporate Center, NY

2006 Habitat 7, Queens Museum of Art, NY 

2006 Habitat 7, Julie Saul Gallery, NY 

2003 Nature / Nurture, Steuben Gallery, Brooklyn, NY  


Selected Group Exhibitions

2014   Upcoming,  Singapore Art Museum

2014  Of Time and Buildings,  George Eastman House, Rochester, NY

2013  A Beautiful Way to Go: New York's Green-Wood Cemetery,

         Museum of City of New York

2013After Photoshop: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston TX

2013  0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art,

          North Carolina Museum of Art

2012 SVA Alumni Show 'Myths & Realities' by Kathy Ryan and Scott Thode, SVA Gallery

2012 From Farm to City: Staten IslandMuseum of City of New York

2011 “New York, New York! The 20th Century”, Katonah Museum of Art

2011 25 Years/25 Artists, Julie Saul Gallery, New York

2008  Rethinking Landscape: Photography from the Allen G. Thomas Jr. Collection,

          Taubman Museum of Art, VA  

2008  Kinz, Tillou + Feigen, NY 

2007 Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles  

2007 Vital Signs: Place, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY  

2007 Big Picture, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL  

2007 CHINA seen by..., University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI      

2006 Depth of Field, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, NY 

2006 Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY 

2005 See What I Mean, Visual Art Gallery, NY 

2004 Nexus: Taiwan in Queens, Queens Museum of Art, NY
















New York Times Magazine 2nd Annual 2005 "Capture The Times" Winner

Photo District News, New Photographers to Watch, PDN 30

George Eastman House, Emerging Icon in Photography Award 2012



The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

Citibank Collection, Long Island City, NY

Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Deutsche Bank Collection, New York, NY

George Eastman House, Rochester, NY

JGS Howard Stein Collection

The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL

The Pilara Foundation Collection

Queens Museum of Art, NY

Rose Museum at Brandeis University, MA

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Yeshiva University, New York, NY

Museum of City of New York, NY

Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY

Allen G. Thomas Jr. Collection, Wilson, NC