Gallery Talk with Photographer Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao
The Skylines of New York
About the Speakers
Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao, Featured Artist
Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao was born in Taiwan in 1977, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1999 at the age of 22. For more than a decade Liao has researched and documented the social landscape and complex chemistry of New York City. Over the years he has transitioned from large format film to digital photography, perfecting his method of stitching together several exposures to create one continuous panoramic image that vividly reflected the photographer’s observations that day.
His first monograph, Habitat 7, essay by Anne W. Tucker, was published in 2008 by Nazraeli Press, which also published his second monograph, Coney Island, in 2013. In October 2014, Aperture Foundation published his third monograph, Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao: New York, encompassing his work in New York for the past 10 years.
Liz Christensen, CFA Projects
Liz is currently an independent curator and arts administrator. Her focus on contemporary art has led her to collaborations with a range of artists and diverse practices. For nearly twenty years she worked as a Senior Curator at Deutsche Bank in New York where she managed the collection, oversaw art acquisitions, organized numerous exhibitions and collaborated on individual artist projects for Frieze NY and Frieze LA. Liz has followed Jeff’s work for more than a decade and they worked together on a solo exhibition for Frieze NY in 2015. She earned her BFA from the University of New Mexico and an MFA from the University of Southern California.
About The Doris C. and Alan J. Freedman Gallery
The Doris C. and Alan J. Freedman Gallery was housed at the former offices of MAS at the Villard Houses prior to the organization’s move in 2010. In 2020, the gallery was reimagined as a digital space made accessible to visitors from across the city and world. Both the digital gallery and its original programming at the Villard Houses have been made possible through the generosity of the Freedman Family.
Doris Freedman (1928—1981) served as New York City’s first Director of Cultural Affairs and founded the Public Art Fund in 1977. Alan Freedman (1923 – 1982) was the founder and chairman of the WNYC Foundation, which raised private financing to support public radio broadcasting in New York. Both Doris and Alan Freedman served as Presidents of MAS in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
View past exhibitions featured in the Freedman Gallery.
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