Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Updated Kellie Piece for Tokyo's show

My first pass at Kellie, and I really liked it. I'm going to work into it more over the weekend along with 5 other pieces I've started. All pieces are mix mediums, painted mostly with oil and wax. I will have more updates on my two person show in Japan soon.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Still sunny and beautiful in NYC. The staircase in my hotel.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A beautiful day in NYC

I'm in NYC with my friend Danni Shinya and the weather has been sunny and warm ever since we got here. We went to meet with Jonathan LeVine today at his gallery, he has an amazing show currently up, show casing his 5 year anniversary group exhibition. If anyone is in the NYC area, I highly recommend checking it out!

A really cool art piece by Valerie Hegarty on the High Line.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

EYEMAZING publication

EYEMAZING's current issue will be featuring me with an 8 page spread on my upcoming book "Karen Hsiao : Rubber Duck" including new never before released rubber duck images. EYEMAZING is a Lucie Awards Winner for Best Photography Magazine of the year.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Mermaid Limited Edition Prints!

Today I went to LeBasse Gallery and color proofed my limited edition print "Mermaid" with Paper Tiger. The print came out excellent and they already sold a few. Please check them out at

Product Description

Artist: Karen Hsiao

Title: Mermaid

Edition size: 100

Print Size: 8" x 10"

Signed Certificate of Authenticity included with print

Printed on Archival textured fine art paper

Friday, March 5, 2010

Pre-shoot for Transmogrification

This past Wednesday I did a shoot with Kellie LaPlequa, she is in town and so is Louis Fleischauer. Louis made this outfit in mind for our Transmogrification project, which has been an on going series for about 4yrs now. I'm proud to say he and Kellie managed to out do themselves on Wednesday. The shoot went very well. Although the piercing took awhile, and we had to change the middle hook on Kellie's  lower lip several times, the entertainment factor alone was enough to keep me amused. Louis's craftsmanship on the korset and neck brace was beyond words.  Kellie was unbelievable and all the pictures came out great! 

I just started this blog, and I intend to use it as often as I can. Updating everyone with my most current process and ideas I have in mind.

-Karen Hsiao