When I was about 18, I sent out slides (remember them?) of my paintings, in envelopes I made from magazine cutouts, to all the galleries in Portland. I also sent a letter which said, in effect, “I’m going to be a huge star, so you can either get on board early and show my amazing paintings, or miss out.”
I didn’t get any responses.
Later, when I first started showing my work in Malta, a few galleries pretended to show my work (but didn’t really) so that they could keep a couple paintings as commission. Others bought all my work, but at scandalously low prices.
It wasn’t until a few years ago that I began getting represented by real galleries, mostly around Taiwan. I’m very grateful for the shows I’ve been able to do and the friends and contacts I’ve met through them.
-Geisai 3, Taipei (12/4/2011)
-Exposure 2, Taipei (8/22/2011)
-2011 NTU Festival of Arts 臺大藝術季 (Group), Taipei, Taiwan
-2011 Taipei Artist Village 台北國際藝術村 (Group), Taipei, Taiwan
-2010 Geisai Art Fair (Group), Taipei, Taiwan
-2010 Art Revolution 改革藝術季 (Group), Taipei, Taiwan
-2010 ChenTing-Shih Modern Art Foundation (Solo) 財團法人陳庭詩現代藝術基金, Taichung, Taiwan
-2010 SkyLine Gallery 藝術天際畫廊 (Solo), Tainan, Taiwan
-2010 Alleycats HuaShan Creative Park (Solo) 巷貓 – 華山店, Taipei, Taiwan
-2010 Warehouse Gallery (Solo) 倉庫藝術空間坊, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
-2010 Taipei Mayor’s Salon (Group) 市長官邸藝文沙龍, Taipei, Taiwan
-2009 Gallery 102 (Solo), Tainan, Taiwan
-2009 NCKU Art Space (Solo), Tainan, Taiwan
-2007 Chiayi International Artfest (Group), Chiayi, Taiwan
-2002 Lake Oswego Festival of The Arts (Group), Oregon, USA
-2002 Living Enrichment Center (Group), Wilsonville, USA
-2001 Art at Bay Street (Group), Malta, Italy
-2001 The Labyrinth (Solo), Malta, Italy
-2000 The Gallery (Group), Malta, Italy