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Big Whale (detail)
Acrylic on panel
2018
60 x 120 inches
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Born 1976, Taichung City, Taiwan

Currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION

2007

M.F.A. with honors, Illustration as Visual Essay, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2001

B.F.A. Illustration, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

AWARDS

2011

Artist Wanted/3rd Ward Summer Open Call Grand Prize

2007

Catherine Rhodes Scholarship

2006

MFA Illustration Department Merit Scholarship

2006

MFA Illustration Department Merit Scholarship

2001

Alumni Scholarship Awards

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

Bright Moon Shines on the River, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

Mu Pan Retrospective: Battles Without Honor and Humanity, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2016

Your Mother Should Know, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Demark

2015

Fake Cover, Galerie LJ, Paris, France

2014

One Inch Punch, Copro Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012

Mu Pan Presents: Way of The Dogs, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY

2011

The Other Mountain and the Other Sea, KunstRaum H&H, Cologne, Germany

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

Poulsen’s Fifteen, New Art from New York, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2015

Giant Robot Biennale 4, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Blaze of Glory, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Samurai!, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

The Copenhagen Interpretation, Gallery Poulsen & The Lodge Gallery, New York, NY

2014

Mu Pan, Tangent Lin, Antoine Courbineau, Galerie LJ, Paris, France

Giant Robot Presents: Year of the Horse, Giant Robot 2, Los Angeles, CA

2013

Beyond Eden, Los Angeles, CA

The Pond, the Mirror, the Kaleidoscope, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

Silly Season 2013: Mainly Wagner, KunstRaum H&H, Cologne, Germany

Futurology, Copro Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Giant Robot Presents: Year of the Snake, Giant Robot 2, Los Angeles, CA

HEY! Modern Art & Pop Culture, Musée de la Halle Saint Pierre, Paris, France

2012

Heavenly Book of China, KunstRaum H&H, Cologne, Germany

Silly Season 2012, KunstRaum H&H, Cologne, Germany

Ace Is Wild, Copro Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011

Dark Water, Copro Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

La Luz de Jesus 25th Anniversary Group Show, Los Angeles, CA

Silly Season 2011, KunstRaum H&H, Cologne, Germany

Verge: Art Brooklyn, New York, NY

2010

Silly Season 2010, KunstRaum H&H, Cologne, Germany

2009

Papershapers, Scion Installation LA, Los Angeles, CA

2008

Friends, Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts LLC, New York, NY

2007

To All My Relations, La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006

The Book Show, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

2005

The Ghost and Specters, Compound Gallery, Portland, OR

2004

Meathaus @ Meltdown Group Show, Meltdown Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2003

The Social Affair Group Show, Memphis University, Memphis, TN

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017

“Mu Pan's Massive Painted Battles Scenes,” Hi Fructose, July 2017

"The Grotesquely Chaotic Paintings of Mu Pan,” Dangerous Minds, June 27, 2017

Smith, Andy, “Mu Pan's Chaotic, Elegant Battle Scenes,” High Fructose Online, May 7, 2017

2015

Ahn, Abe, "A Conversation with Curator Eric Nakamura on the Fourth Giant Robot Biennial,” Hyperallergic, October 2015

“Disinformation featured artist: Mu Pan and Humanity's Fundamental Need for Narrative,” Disinfo, June 2015

"Mu Pan's Illustrations of Plague and Battle,” Juxtapoz Online, June 2015

Smith, Andy, "Preview SAMURAI! Group Exhibition at the Worcester Art Museum,” Hi Fructose Online, April 2015

Clark, Shaula, "SAMURAI! Exhibit Shows You the 47 Ronin Like Never Before,” Boston Magazine, April 2015

2013

Cartwright, James, “Frog wars, lizard queens and some rather unpleasant dogs from the brilliant Mu Pan,” It'sNiceThat, April 2013

“Q & A with Artist and Alumnus Mu Pan,” SVA Close Up, July 30, 2013

"The Works of Mu Pan," Juxtapoz Online, March 2013

2012

Berger, Aaron, “Brooklyn artist Mu Pan on painting, process and influences,” Beautiful Decay