FSU Art MFA ’15 Huisi He sends news on the recent advancements in her art career:
1. He will have a show (projections of her past performances in NYC) and a live performance in 621 Gallery Annex on the First Friday of March. The reception will be on March 3rd from 6pm-9pm. The performance will be around 6:30pm.
2. He will do a performance workshop in 621 gallery on March 4th from 1pm-5pm. The free workshop is open to the public.
The description of her workshop: What is performance art? What is the medium of performance art? In the workshop, they decompose performance art by decomposing the medium: the artist’s body. How will you perform if you only use one part of your body? How will you express yourself only by applying your eyes, tongue, voice, hands, butt, elbow, or toes in your performance piece? In the intense three hours, they are going to explore the potential of our body expression.
3. He will be a visiting artist at the University of Texas at Arlington September 5-8, 2017. She will have a solo show and a live performance at their gallery Sept. 5 to Oct. 7, 2017, and the opening reception will be on Sept. 8 from 5:30-8 pm.
Huisi He is a New York-based and Chinese-born artist. Her primary focuses are on performance, choreography, painting, and video. Having had a background in journalism, Huisi He traveled to the United States in 2007 in pursuit of the freedom of speech and self-expression. She attended the Florida State University where she received her MFA in visual art with an emphasis in performance. After receiving her MFA in 2015, she moved to New York City. Huisi continued her art practice in an attempt to maximize her artistic potential and as a tactic for continuing the path as a career. In the years since beginning her art practice, healing has become a central element, allowing her to let go of negative thoughts and emotions in order to embrace life. Her recent performance work is a response to this new environment and illustrates her internal struggle to balance dreams with reality. In 2016 she performed at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Grace Exhibition Space, Panoply Performance Lab, Last Frontier NYC, Gallery Sensei, and many other performance venues in and around New York City.