"I am sure my art process has something to do with my habits and obsessions. I mostly listen to standup comedy while making my work. I enjoy standup comedy that challenges general beliefs, and political correctness, yet at its core is negotiating between the observations, language, and laughter of a given performance. Then you realize that it’s no paradox, but a good conversation between the performer and the audience. At some point, my paintings are like standup comedy, they can only do so much about solving real problems. But brutal honesty, absurdity, and humor are very powerful qualities in any type of conversation. 
My recent paintings are concerned with image “definition” in digital graphics, especially those from the last 20 years. I understand digital graphics as 21st century “found objects”. I am interested in objects that are bathing in modern technology’s greatness, while exposing a certain rawness, oddity, or awkwardness. When I first encountered 3D modeling and graphic rendering in computer games in the late 20th century, I was totally shocked. From the last 20 years, I was inspired by the fact that how graphical spectaculars could end up being rawness and ridicule in the digital image evolution. However, it is that rawness and ridicule that triggers the same creative impulse with what the painting process can offer. The effect is an actual physical feedback during process: could be surprise, a shifting attitude, a more extreme emotion – my secretions as a human being. I want my practice to simulate a modern production method, but with a high fault tolerance." - Gao Hang
Gao Hang was born in 1991 in Baoding, China and now lives and works in Houston, Texas. He received his bachelor's degree from Capital Normal University, China, and his master's degree from Houston University, US. 
He recently exhibited at L21 Gallery (Palma, Spain), The Hole (NY, US), Breach Gallery (Miami, US), Waluso Gallery (London, UK) and COVA Gallery (Eindhoven, Netherlands). His works have been collected by the CICA Museum of Art, Gyeonggi-do (Korea), the Lawndale Art Center (Houston, US), the Art Museum of Capital Normal University (Beijing, China) and the Chinese Quintessence Arts Museum (Beijing, China).

 

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS

  • 2022 "My Bad Ideas" PULPO GALLERY. Murnau am Staffelsee. Germany.

  • 2022 "Sofa Kit" L21 Gallery. Palma. Spain. 

  • 2022 "You are completely special" Breach Gallery. Miami. USA.

  • 2021 "GAO HANG!" The Waluso Gallery. London. UK.
  • 2021 "H1B and O1B" The Winter Street Gallery. Houston. USA
  • 2021 "Phase II" The Hole Gallery at East Hampton. New York.
  • 2021 "Instant Gratification" Anya Tish Gallery. Houston. USA.
  • 2021 "21st Century Realism" COVA Gallery. Eindhoven. Netherlands.
  • 2019 "Surface or Skin" Anya Tish Gallery. Houson. USA.
  • 2018 "30 Fluorescent Bears" Project Gallery. Houston. USA
  • 2018 "Good Times, Bad Times" Art League Houston. Houston. USA.
  • 2017 "Two Sharks" Secondbedroom Gallery. Los Angeles. USA.

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

  • 2022 "The Armory Show" The Hole. New York. USA.

  • 2022 "Vanguards" Unit London Gallery. London. UK.

  • 2022 "NBB III" NBB Gallery. Berlin. Germany.

  • 2022 "Broken Pinata" L21 Gallery. Palma. Spain.

  • 2022 "DISCO NAP" Eligere Gallery. Seoul. Korea.

  • 2022 "Global Song" Tang Contemporary Art Center. Hong Kong.

  • 2021 "Thinking out Loud" PULPO GALLERY. Murnau am Staffelsee. Germany.

  • 2021 "(Re)Birth of Venus" PULPO GALLERY. Murnau am Staffelsee. Germany.

  • 2021 "Eating Sugar? No Papa!" L21 Gallery. Palma. Spain.
  • 2021 "Art Taipei" Taipei world Trade Center. Taiwan. China.
  • 2021 "The Fiction" Gallery Func. Shangai. China
  • 2021 "NATURE MORTE" The Hole Gallery. New York. USA:
  • 2021 "Now Now" Breach Gallery. Miami. USA.
  • 2021 "Collect it for the culture" Black Budda. Houston. USA:
  • 2020 "DAZZLED" GR Gallery. New York. USA.
  • 2020 "Sunny Art Prize Exhibition" Sunny Art Centre. London. UK.
  • 2020 "Sine Sole Sileo" Anya Tish Gallery. Houston. USA.
  • 2020 "In Praise of American Cheese" Anya Tish Gallery. Houston. USA,
  • 2020 "Self-Portrait" UNCW Art Gallery. Wilmington. USA.
  • 2019 "The Illusion and Reality" Ning Gallery. Manhattan. USA.
  • 2019 "What We Eat and Wear 2019" CICA Museum of Art. Gimpo. South Korea. 
  • 2019 "Celebrates Texas Art 2019" KBR Tower. Houston. USA.
  • 2018 "Big Show 2018" Lawndale Art Center. Houston USA.
  • 2018 "Color 2018" CICA Museum of Art. Gimpo. South Korea.
  • 2018 "55th Annual Juried Competition" Masur Museum of Art. Monroe.
  • 2018 "Fifth Annual Regional Juried Exhibition" Artspace 111. Fort Worth.
  •  2018 "40th Thesis MFA Exhibition" Blaffer Art Museum. Houston. USA.
  • 2018 "Celebrates Texas Art 2018" Williams Tower Gallery. Houston. USA.
  • 2018 "In Control" Clarke and Associates Gallery. Houston. USA.
  • 2017 "New Texas Talent Show" Craighead Green Gallery. Dallas. USA.
  • 2017 "Unspeakably human or unimaginably bestial?" Anya Tish Gallery. Houston. USA.
  • 2017 "Silent Auction" Art League Houston. Houston. USA.
  • 2017 "Calais Jungle" Second Bedroom Gallery. Houston. USA.
  • 2016 "Daylight Savings" Brandon Gallery. Houston. USA.
  • 2016 "Big Show 2016" Lawndale Art Center. Houston. USA.
  • 2016 "Artists Group Show" Diversity Center Gallery. Houston. USA. 
  • 2015 "First Year Group Exhibition of MFA" Project Gallery. Houston. USA.
  • 2015 "Debt Fair" Artists Group Show. Art League Houston Gallery. Houston. USA.
  • 2014 "The Third Arts Exhibition Artists Show" Chinese Quintessence Arts Museum. Beijing.
  • 2014 "Painting Exhibition" Guangzhou Baiyun Airport. Guangzhou.
  • 2013 "Oil Painting Program Thesis Show" Art Museum of CNU. Beijing.
  • 2013 "Art Plus Young Artists Exhibition" Sujia Art Museum. Jiangsu.
  • 2013 "The First Arts Expo for College Students" Baoli World Trade Center Expo. Guangzhou.
  • 2013 "Landscape Oil Painting Exhibition" Art Museum of CNU. Beijing.