Sah, Cynthia

1952 Hong Kong

Introduction

Born in Hong Kong in 1952, Cynthia Sah grew up in Japan and Taiwan. After receiving her Master’s degree in  USA, she has chosen to work in Italy where she lives since 1979. She set up a studio in Seravezza,Tuscany in 1998. Her sculptres reflect the Chinese philosophy of essential equilibrium, often translated into white marble, which takes shape as lightness and fluidity in space. Recent projects of monumental works include Nanjing Ritz Carlton, Nanjing; Ting Ho Garden Residential Building, TaipeiSwire Office Building, The Upper House, Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong; Crown Hotel, Macau. Her artworks have been collected by Farum International Sculpture Park, Denmark; Azuchi-Cho Cultural Centre, Shiga Prefecture, Japan; Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei; Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong. 


Biography

1952  Born in Hong Kong
Grew up in Japan and Taiwan

1976  B.A., Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA

1979  M.A., Columbia University, New York, USA

Moved to Itlay
1998  Set up a studio in Seravezza, Tuscany, Itlay

2002  Co-founder of Foundation ARKAD with Nicolas Bertoux, Seravezza, Italy

Current  Lives and works in Italy



Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020   

  • Selective Memory, A Creative Process, Double Square Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2019   

  • A Journey from Nature to Sculpture, The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Hong Kong

2017   

  • The Inner Garden: Secrets to be shared, Double Square Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

1997   

  • Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery, Hong Kong

1995   

  • Galerie Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan

1992   

  • Hanart Taipei Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan (exhibited until 1999)
  • The Rotonda, Exchange Square, Hong Kong

1991   

  • Subbia Art Studio, Camaiore, Italy

1985, 88   

  • Bottega Art Gallery, Voghera, Italy

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022   

2019   

  • 1st TAIPEI DANGDAI Art & Ideas, Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Abu Dhabi Art Fair, Manarat Al Saaiyat, Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

2015   

  • Two Heads, Four Hands, One Heart, for San Valentine, Ugo Guidi Museum, Forte dei Marmi, Italy
  • The Forms of Difference, Palazzo Ducale, Massa, Italy
  • Evocation, Musa, Pietrasanta, Italy

2013   

  • IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan

2012   

  • 10th edition of Woman and Sculpture, Sant'Agostino Complex, Pietrasanta, Italy

2011   

  • Royal British Society of Sculptors Members Working in Pietrasanta, Chiostro di Sant'Agostino, Pietrasanta, Italy

2007   

  • 5th Edition of Woman and Sculpture, Pietrasanta, Italy

2005   

  • Venini, Glass and Sculpture, Pietrasanta, Italy
  • Daughters of Vasaio, Marina di Massa, Italy

2004   

  • Women of All Seasons, Female Sculptors Living and Working in Italy, Harbourside, Hong Kong
  • Scraps as Material Workshop and Exhibition, Foundation ARKAD, Seravezza, Italy

2002   

  • Sculpture in the Garden 2003, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
  • Cinquanta Per Cento (Fifty Percent), Foundation ARKAD, Seravezza, Italy

2000   

  • Art In The City, La Spezia, Italy
  • Versilia e Lugano Terre di Artisti, Lugano, Switzerland
  • Made in Pietrasanta: Scultori, Laboratori, Fonderie, Pietrasanta, Italy
  • Open 2000, Lido di Venezia, Italy

1993   

  • Saibu-Gas Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Tonbek Art Center, Busan, South Korea

1983   

  • Overseas Chinese Artist Exhibition, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

1982-83   

  • Mostra di Scultura alla Versiliana, Pietrasanta, Italy

1981-82   

  • Grands et Jeunes d'Aujourd'hui, Grand Palais, Paris, France


Selected Awards

2007  Public Art Award, Porto Levante Polesine, Rovigo, Italy

2000  Public Art First Prize, Chiang Wei-Shui Memorial Freeway Shiding Service Area, Taipei County, Taiwan

1997  Public Art First Prize, Hsinchu Air Force Residence, Hsinchu, Taiwan

1995  First Prize, Cultural Center Azuchi-cho, Shiga Prefecture, Japan

First Prize, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

1993  First Prize, Open Competition in Stone Sculpture, Council for Cultural Affairs, Taipei, Taiwan

1991  First Prize, Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition 1991, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

 

Selected Public Arts, Monumental Sculptures and Commissions

2020  Grain, Seed, Link, Season, Leaf Variation, Petal Lips, Nanjing Ritz Carlton, Nanjing, China

2018  Ring, University of Guadalajara Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Orchid, La Vetta Club House, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong

2016  Waltz, Bosendorfer Residential Building, Taipei, Taiwan

2015  Fans / Conversing, Ting Ho Garden Residential Building, Taipei, Taiwan

2013  Bench Shell, Gallery Residential Building, Taipei, Taiwan

2010  Enlightenment, Swire Office Building, Hong Kong

Axolotl, Private Apartment, Trump World Tower, New York, USA

2009  Grain-Lifted-Face of the Moon, The Upper House, Hong Kong

2008  Involuted, RSL Museum Residential Building, Taipei, Taiwan

2007  Guardiano del Mare, Porto Levante, Polesine, Rovigo, Italy

Dancing in the Wind, Crown Hotel, Macao

Cultivating, Ho Young, Taipei, Taiwan

2006  A Couple, Foundation Utopa, Voorhout, Netherlands

2005  A Couple, Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong

2000  Moebius, Chiang Wei-Shui Memorial Freeway Shiding Service Area, Taipei County, Taiwan

Balance & Counterbalance, Hao Ran Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan

1999  Playful Wave, International Sculpture Park, Farum, Denmark

1998  Stage, Tainan Cultural Center, Tainan, Taiwan

1997  Cultivating, Citibank Plaza, Hong Kong

Cultivating, Utsunomiya public art, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan

Peaceful Breeze, Hsinchu Air Force Residence, Hsinchu, Taiwan

1995  Water Fairy, Cultural Center Azuchi-cho, Shiga Prefecture, Japan

Gentle Return, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

1993  Relation, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

 

Selected Public Collections

Porto Levante Polesine, Rovigo, Italy

Foundation Utopa, Voorhout, Netherlands

International Sculpture Park, Farum, Denmark

Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan

Cultural Center Azuchi-cho, Shiga Prefecture, Japan

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Council for Cultural Affairs,Taipei, Taiwan

Chiang Wei-Shui Memorial Freeway Shiding Service Area, Taipei, Taiwan

Hsinchu Air Force Residence, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong