截圖 2022-06-23 下午8.36.30s.png

Annie Hsiao-Wen Wang






Over 80% of our planet’s oceans remain unexplored. But life swarm in the deep. This installation work is inspired by the secret world of bioluminescent animals that reside in our oceans, and pays homage to the unknown beauty of our world. For the past two years, I have followed these mystical creatures of the deep into a bottomless rabbit hole, to a part of our planet that we as humans know very little about. Our oceans are truly the last frontier of our world, filled with wonderfully bizarre and alien creatures, some of which can scarcely be imagined.

Each of the creatures in this exhibition has a story to tell, but they represent just the tip of the iceberg in our understanding of an ecology that is sublimely beautiful and fascinating, a microcosm that absorbs up to 31% of carbon dioxide and 90% of the excess heat from our emissions, limiting the effects of climate change. Sadly, like much of our natural world, this fragile ecology is under constant threat from overfishing, pollution, and global warming.

This exhibition is about the sense of awe and wonder that I have discovered. It is also about evoking the need to preserve this precious part of our planet, by bringing it to light.


1979    出生於台北 台灣
旅澳 藝術家




Annie is a profound and deeply introspective artist who produces work free from narrative, realism, and critical analysis. Annie gives us a vision. A vision, hazy and immense, pulled from deep within herself. Her work is abstract and ephemeral, and yet, it conveys a feeling both familiar and eternal.
Annie's unique aesthetic is created through an easy tension between a soft smokey atmosphere and the presence of a light that, while obscured, is emerging from the within the work. The result is a mood of both great mystery and depth. Furthermore, as the light emerges, it produces a natural gradation of colour that is rich in movement and life. Shapes appear which are beyond the descriptive capabilities of Western geometry. These shapes merge with one another before disappearing from the mind's eye. It produces within the viewer an experience of the form without form, the nothing that contains everything.
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, in 1978, Annie and her parents emigrated to Australia when she was 11 years old. She completed a double major in Physics and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Western Australia. After working off and on as an engineer for six years, she grew weary and dissatisfied with the logical and precise thinking found within scientific disciplines and returned to the artistic pursuits she had abandoned upon entering university. She received her Bachelors in Contemporary Art from Edith Cowan University as well as studying art therapy, obtaining her counsellor's license.

Yesart Gallery 意識畫廊


111 台北市士林區中山北路七段48號 意識畫廊

No. 48, Sec. 7, Zhongshan N. Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City 111 , Taiwan (R.O.C.)

02-28763858   |   yesart777@gmail.com