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Jason Shih

Artist Profile

 Jason SHIH was born in 1972 and grew

up in Lu-kang Town, Chang-hua County, Taiwan, which was

a district prospered with traditional folk arts and crafts. He 

was so fascinated by those ancient temples, paintings, ceramic and wood figures 

that motivated him to pass a special test for a fine art class in an elementary 

school in the capital,Taipei.  Following the fine art class in junior and senior high school, Jason SHIH studied atTaipei National University of the Arts for the BFA 

program and graduated as a Metal Sculpture-major (1996).


After 15 years fine art school training and widely exploring in the area of arts, Jason SHIH was confirmed the passion to the creation of form.  In order to 

become a professional sculptor, after 2 years army service in duty, he studied abroad at School for American Crafts, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, USA, and majored in Metal Sculpture.  After graduating with the MFA degree (2001), Jason SHIH worked for Albert Paley, a world-renowned metal sculptor in New York, as an assistant to learn more technology and practical experience of public art and metal craft.


In 2002, after well prepared, Jason SHIH decided to come back to the artist's 

hometown, Taiwan, to begin his professional sculptor career.  20 years so far, he 

has completed more than 80 public art works.  During this period, Jason had also participated in the artist residency programs of Wangsan Festival in Gangneung, South Korea (2003), JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design in Adelaide, 

Australia (2004) and New Taipei City Goverment Gold Museum, Taiwan (2008). 


While developing his professional sculptor career, Jason SHIH never forgot 

to pursue the nourishment of academic theories.  He obtained his Art Ph. D. from 

China Academy of Art, China (2015) and a MBA from National Taiwan Normal 

University, Taiwan (2022).  Now, Jason SHIH and his twin boys live in Taoyuan City, Taiwan, and consistently engages in the both areas of sculpture and public art.  




Sculpture solo exhibition "Impromptu Dream" at Gallery Upstairs, Rochester, USA

Selected for the National Culture and Art Foundation's 91-2 Art Creation Award

Selected in the three-dimensional creation category of Taiwan Art New Look Exhibition, Taichung County Port Art Center, Taichung

Selected as the Best Award in the Sculpture Department of the 67th Taiyang Art Exhibition, Taipei

Selected as the artist-in-residence at the JamFactory in Adelaide, Australia by the National Taiwan Institute of Technology

Selected as the resident artist of the New Taipei City Gold Museum for the "Golden Beast Manufacturing Project"

Winner of the Innovation Design Group of the Year in Taiwan Craft Competition, National Taiwan Institute of Technology, Taipei

Won the Open Call for Art Bank's 107 Annual Works Purchase Program, Taichung

Won the Outstanding Sculpture Award at the 36th Taoyuan Art Exhibition, Taoyuan

Won the Outstanding Sculpture Award at the 37th Taoyuan Art Exhibition, Taoyuan

public art

"Song of the Forest", National Taiwan Arts and Crafts Research and Development Center "Art Forest" public art, Nantou

"Sit and Enjoy", Yunlin County Government "Grassroots Art Festival Art Action Plan", Yunlin

"Bear's Good Day", public art of the Southern Science Park of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Kaohsiung

"Listen to the Sea", Jiaang Construction's new project "Qinghai", New Taipei

"Mountain Tour" and "Dreamland", Jiatai Construction Co., Ltd.'s new project "Daji Panfeng", Hsinchu

"Phoenix Dance to the Sun", MTR Property Shenzhen New Project "TIARA", Shenzhen, Guangdong

"happiness. Calling", Tainan City "321 Lane Art Village Entrance Image Sculpture", Tainan

"Taiwan", Public Art of National Taipei University Sanxia Campus, New Taipei

"Relying on Benevolence‧Traveling in Art", Public Art of Bihua Elementary School, Sanchong District, New Taipei City, New Taipei City

"United Will - Conquer the Enemy - 33rd Wing" & "United as one - Conquer the Enemy - 34th Wing", Air Force Sixth Mixed Wing "Shenou Base New Construction Phase II and Phase III Public Art Installation Plan (Project A)" , the first place in the public selection, Pingtung City, Pingtung County


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