Shida Kuo郭旭達

Shida Kuo

Untiled, 2006

AP edition    block print with water base ink

15 X19 inch (image size)


Artist statement
I am curious how people of different origins and backgrounds can respond to forms and materials in an identical way. Shared experiences of emotional and spiritual impacts created by forms and materials are articulated by our bodies even before they can be understood by our minds. My work from the past few years demonstrates this creative process. I use primarily ceramic and wood for my works because human beings have used these two materials for thousands of years regardless of cultural or racial differences. They are so close to us in many ways and become the best material for me to convey my ideas.

Shida Kuo is a sculptor . Born in Taiwan and has lived and worked in New York City and teaches  in the Department of Art and Art Professions at New York University sine 1992. One-person exhibitions include Sokyo gallery, Kyoto, Japan; Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York; Eslite Gallery, Taiwan; Gallery Mic Art, France; Group exhibitions include Apex Art, New York, Baltimore Clayworks, and the Everson Museum of Art, New York. Kuo’s work can be found in public collections including the National Taiwan Museum of Art; the National Art Museum of the Republic of China, Taiwan; Yixing Ceramics Museum and Shiwan Treasure Pottery Museum, People’s Republic of China and San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, Texas.

Born in Taiwan, Lives and works in New York City.




1992-M.A.  New York University, New York City

1982-B.F.A.  National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan




1993-Present  Adjunct Professor, New York University, New York City

2005-Present  IAC member



2014-Sokyo Fine Art, Kyoto, Japan

2010-Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2009-Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY

2007-Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2006-Gallery Space at Wagner, NY/Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY

2005-Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2004-Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY

2001-Fine Metal concept, New York, NY

2000-80 Washington East Gallery, New 



2013-Star Gallery, Beijing, China

Halcyon Gallery, Shanghai, China

“Material Spin”, NYU Art department, New York

2012-Faculty Exhibition, Press Hall, NYU

IAC member exhibition, the New Mexico Museum of Art

2011-Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2010-“Margin” The Common, Barney Building, NYU 

Gallery 456, New York, NY

2009-Nancy Margolis Gallery. New York, NY

2008-Nancy Margolis Gallery. New York, NY

2007-SOFA New York, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY

Arts Faculty Show, New York University, NY

2006-Multnomah Arts Center, Portland, Oregon

Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

National  Museum of History, Taiwan

2005             The 3rd World Ceramic Biennale, Invitational, Korea

                      Weisspollack Gallery, New York, NY

                      SOFA New York, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY

                      Hammond Museum, New York

                      Fondazione Sant’Antonio, Noli, Italy

2004             “Fifth Binnale D’ Arte Contemporanea Paraxo”, Andora, Italy

                      Milieu, New York, NY

                     “Fogli Parlanti”, Alessio, Italy

                     Jericho Plaza, New York

2003             Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY

                      SOFA New York, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY

2002              SOFA Chicago, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY

                      Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY        

2001              Gallery of Amerasia Bank, New York 

                      Taipei Gallery, New York City

2000             Everson Museum of Art, New York

                      Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, New York 

                      Gallery of Amerasia Bank, New York

                      Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

                      Shiwan Treasure Pottery Museum, GuangDong, China



2007              Taishin Arts Award, Nominee, Taipei, Taiwan

2004              Artist in Residence- Centro Cultural Paraxo, Alassio, Italy

2000              Artist in Residence- “Millennum Fire”, Shiwan, China

1994               Artist in Residence-Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

                       Artist in Residence-Philip Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire

1993                Juror for the Maryland State Arts Council’s Individual Artist Award in Visual Arts

1983                Work Selected by the Fine Arts Exhibition of the Republic of China



2011               Racine Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA

2009             Outdoor Sculpture Project, Taipei City, Taiwan

2008             San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Taxes

2004             Centro Cultural Paraxo, Italy

                      Ed Broida Collection, USA

2001              National Taiwan Museum of Art, Taiwan

2000             Yageo Foundation of Art, Taipei, Taiwan

                      Shiwan Treasure Pottery Museum, GuangDong, China

1999               Cherng-Piin Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

1998               Yixing Ceramics Museum, Yixing, China

1992               River Art Center, Tai-Chung, Taiwan

1983               National Art Museum of the Republic of China

1982               National Taiwan Normal University



2007              CANS, Chinese Art News, No.32, P. 32 and P.102-103, Exhibition  

                      Review, “The Essence of Forms: The Clay Sculpture of Shida  

                       Kuo” by Todd Heyden.     

                       Exhibition Review, INTERIOR, No. 172.

                       Exhibition Review, ARTCO, Sept. P.99.

2006              CLAY IN ART, International year book 06/07 P.94-99

2005              Maren Mazurkewich, “The World of Ceramics Is Being Reshaped”       

                      The Wall Street Journal, Jun. 8, 2005, New York                 

                      Judy Schwartz, exhibition review, (P.97) Chinese Contemporary 

                      Art News. Jun. 2005 Taiwan

                      Judy Schwartz, exhibition review, (P25-27 and on cover) Chinese      

                      Potters Newsletter Quarterly, No. 26

                      Exhibition review, Min Sheng Daily, Jun. 5 and 21, 2005 Taiwan

                      Exhibition review, Chinatimes, Jun.21, 2005, Taiwan

                      Exhibition review, The Great Daily News, Jun. 12, 2005, Taiwan

                      Rosamond Liu, “An Interview with the Artist”, INTERIOR # 149, 

                      Aug. 2005 (P.168-169)  Taiwan

                      International Art Fair, Vol.1 7/8, 2005, USA

                      The 3rd World Ceramic Biennale, exhibition catalogue, (p.66-67), 


                      Feature Artist, CHINA CERAMIC ARTIST, first issue( P.15-19), 

                      2005, Beijing, China.

2004              Judy Schwartz, “Enlightened Clay”, exhibition review, Ceramic Art 

                      and Perception, Australia  

2003               “SOFA New York”, exhibition catalogue (P.130), USA

2002              “In The Gallery of The World”, (P.42), Neue Keramik Magazine,               

2001                Susan Valdes- Dapena, exhibition reviews ( P.69- 70), Sculpture Magazine,

                       Nov. 2001 vol. 20 No.9


Chein-Hui Kao, “Simple Shapes, Multiple Visions”, exhibition catalogue, Taipei Gallery, 

Taiwan Museum of Art

The Millennium Firing-Collections of Essays and Pictures, (p.127), 

People’s Fine Arts Publishing House, China


2000    Everson Ceramic National 2000, exhibition catalogue, Everson Museum of Art

1999      Maggie Pai, “ Kuo Shida at Cherng Piin Gallery”, exhibition reviews, (P. 75)

             World Sculpture News,  Spring 1999 Hong Kong. Shida Kuo, “ Shida Kuo”, exhibition

             catalogue, Cherng Piin Gallery, Taiwan

Cherng Piin, “Sculpture by Shida Kuo”, (P.444)Artist Magazine, March, Taiwan

1998        “ Contemporary Art From The Overseas Chinese”, exhibition 

                Catalogue, Galerie Pierre, Taiwan

1997        Judith Schwartz, “From & Trans- Formations”, exhibition catalogue, 

               Queens Library Gallery, NY

1996        Judith Schwartz, “New York Clay”, Ceramics Monthly, May 1996

               Judith Schwartz, “New York, New York: Clay”, exhibition catalogue,

               Rogaland Art Center, Rogaland Kunstnersenter Chein-hui Kao,

     “Obsession of The Form and Beauty”, Interview, Artist Magazine, Taiwan

1995        Elena Canavier, Ceramics Monthly, Summer 1995, USA

1994        Uncharted Territory, exhibition catalogue 1994, Taipei Gallery, NY

               Tin-Tin Lee, “Living itself is Art-Shida Kuo”,(.352-353) Artist  Magazine, August, Taiwan

1993        Corinne K. Hoexter, “ Artist of the Month”, Chinese American Art News, March 1993, NY

                Cheng-Pei Shih, “ What’s cooking?- Chinese artists in New York, Artima,

                 (P. 72-73) Sep.No. 45, Taiwan