Artist Statement 藝術家自述
Coco Huang was born in Taiwan and grew up partly in Canada. She is an artist, believer, and maker living between Taichung and Vancouver.
As a Taiwanese Vancouverite who has traveled extensively around the world, spontaneous encounters and indescribable experiences are most valuable to Coco. She collects these special moments and transform them into something of her own. Her art is inspired by the complex emotions that make us human. Joy, grief, uncertainty, gratification and the search for meaning are focal points of her work.
Coco's work has several goals. One is to engage her audience to reflect on their own identities within their communities. Another is to instill an awareness in audiences of their bodies in relation to others, as well as connecting with their innermost feelings. She incorporates cultural and spiritual motifs in some of her mixed media work such as her ongoing Mandala series.
Coco enjoys playing with the titles of her work, giving a glimpse into the messages of her work without giving too much away. She hopes to inspire others to be their authentic self and live creatively.