Michael Hsiung, Autobiomythographical
Artists Republic is proud to announce the official grand opening of our new location at the Anaheim Gardenwalk on February 25th.
In our solo exhibition space we are pleased to present “Autobiomythographical” a collection of new works by Michael Hsiung. Michael is a Los Angeles native working as a full time artist and was recently awarded gold in New Zealand’s Best Graphic Design. His pen and ink illustrations consist of mythology and narrative with a hint of humor within each image. With a background heavily embedded in surf and skate culture, Michael is the perfect artist to bring in a new chapter at Artists Republic.
Born in Chinatown, Los Angeles, Michael C. Hsiung is a self taught artist known for his black-and-white pen and ink drawings. His work features a range of strangely rotund characters from fantastical creatures, such as centaurs and mermen to bearded dirt bags often celebrating, imbibing, and rebel-rousing. He has exhibited his works in various galleries and shows, such as East of Eden (2008), Helsinki Biennial (2008), Murray State University (2009), Slingluff Gallery, PA (Solo show: 2010), THIS gallery (2012), LA HEAT at CAM (2014), and “Who Cares Wins” at the Vincent Price Art Museum (2014). Most recently Michael was the featured artist for the Dew Tour Long Beach (2016) and his commercial work can be seen with companies like Dr. Martens, Enjoi Skateboards, Momentum Wheels, Matix, VICE, Ambig, and VANS. In 2016 Michael was awarded gold in New Zealand’s Best Graphic Design for his designs with Y&R for Blunt Umbrellas. Michael has also been very involved with the New Contemporary movement by writing for prominent art blogs such as Fecal Face, daily du jour, Vans art blog, and He currently lives with his wife, Rachel, in LA where he continues to make art, zines, and exhibit.