Hsuao-Chu (Julia) Hsia

Professional artist, Hsuao-Chu (Julia) Hsia

With a psychology background, Hsiao-Chu Hsia, also known as Julia Hsia, is an artist from Taiwan now based in New York City after receiving her Master’s degree in Community Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art. Hsia focuses on performance art and has interests in mental health and relational art topics. Her vision is to develop the interdisciplinary of art and psychology which is called psychological art to apply psychological theories on a broader scale and provide a scientific perspective in her art practice.

Hsia sees art as a medium that has the ability to raise awareness of issues that did not be seen and to motivate people to think. Interactive elements in her performances play important roles that invite people to not only view as audiences but experience as participants. By bringing people together, Hsia’s performance offers people an opportunity to see social topics from another angle to rethink and talk about them. Hsia believes thinking is the key to causing changes.

Making art is the way Hsia is involved and stays in solidarity with people. She identifies herself as a part of the BIPOC group, supporting and advocating for her community through her work. Hsia speaks with art.



2020 MFA in Community Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA,) Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

2017 BS in Clinical Psychology, Fu-Jen Catholic University (FJCU,) New Taipei City, Taiwan




2021- Asian Community Liaison Associate, Milk and Night, New York City, New York, U.S.

2021-2022 Gallery Assistant, 11 Newel Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

2020 Artist in Residence, ARTS By the People, Morristown, New Jersey, U.S.

2019-2020 Graduate Program Assistant, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

2019-2020 Teaching Fellow, Keswick Multi-care Center, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

2018-2019 Community Artist, The Chinatown Collective, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

2017 Website UI/ UX Designer, MyProGuide, Taipei, Taiwan.




2022 Art in Odd Places 2022: STORY

14 St., New York, New York, U.S.

From Urban Reverence to Urban Divergence, curated by the Taiwanese American Arts Council

IW Gallery, Pfizer Building, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.




2022 Grit Fund 2022 with Michael Young, Jia Le Ling

The Peale Center, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

2021 Juror Selected Artist by Grace Graupe-Pillard, New Normal: Working Through Quarantine

Payne Gallery, Moravian University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Philadelphia Independent Media Fund with Chen-Yi Wu, Shou-An Chang (Separated, Long Ver.)

Scribe Video Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Short Documentary Film Grant with Chen-Yi Wu, Shou-An Chang (Separated, Short Ver.)

Together We Film, Taipei, Taiwan

2020 Hornorable Mention, Through the Window Juried Show

Warwick Center for the Arts, Warwick, Rhode Island, U.S.

2019 Libby Bowerman Fellowship

Keswick Multi-care Center & Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

Community Engagement Grant (Project HOMETOWN -Beyond Pacific Ocean-)

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

Grit Fund 2019 with The Chinatown Collective

Charm City Night Market, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

2018 MICA Community Arts Scholarship

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

2016 College Student Research Scholarship

Ministry of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan