Fingerclipes Insomnia

Fingerclipes utilize the common mistake of accidentally blocking the lens with a finger or part of a finger to explore the real and surreal between the image and me. Although the finger blocks the view, it creates an effect similar to the sunlight or flare. Often times it becomes unclear whether the finger was really there or something that we don’t understand. By jaxtaposing Fingerclipes and Insomnia, the failed portrait when people blink their eyes, together it creates ridiculous dialogue between the blinking moment, flare, sunlight, and the chance of these happenings.

CHEN I-Hsuen  CV



2010  MFA in Photography, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2001  BA in Advertising & Public Relations, Fu Jen Catholic University



2016  Still Life Analysis II : The Island, Photoaura Institute of Photography

2015  I Went Abroad, and then I Went Back, Taipei Fine Arts Museum

2014  Still Life Analysis, Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taipei

2014  Nessun Dorma, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei

2013  I am Leaving this City, hpgrp Gallery New York

2012  Nowhere in Taiwan, Steuben South Gallery, New York



2015  The Real Thing, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung

2015  On Site Artfest, Pop-up Studio, Taipei

2015  Road Show, Dynasty Gallery, Taipei

2014  Taipei Arts Award, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei

2014  Singapore International Photography Festival, Singapore

2013  Don't Look Back, CCNY Staff Show, The Camera Club of New York, New York

2013  If You Cant Sing, I Do not Want to be Part of Your Revolution, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei

2013  Chuan – 3/5, Miimi Project Space, Taipei

2013  Kaohsiung Award Exhibition, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art, Kaohsiung

2013  PAUSE, Foley Gallery, New York

2013  Traces of Omnipresence, 308 at 156 Project Art Space, New york

2012  PHOTO TAIPEI 2012, Taipei

2012  The Camera of New York, Annual Benefit Auction, New York

2012  Folk Remedy, Ren Tea House, New York



2014  SIPF Best Portfolio Award, Singapore International Photography Festival, Sigapore

2013  Kaohsiung Award, Photography Catagory Winner, Kaohsiung