Shen Chao-Liang was born in Tainan, Taiwan, in 1968. He obtained his master degree from the Graduate School of the Applied Media Arts, National Taiwan University of Arts. He worked as a photojournalist and Vice Convenor for the Entertainment, Art and Literature News Center of the Liberty Times, and the Artist in Residence at National Central University, Taiwan. Shen has been dedicated to feature photography since 1993. From his early works of Reflections of Nan-Fang-Ao (2001) to the latter series of YULAN Magnolia Flower (2008), Tsukiji Fish Market (2010) , STAGES (2011) and SINGERS & STAGES (2013), he has been recognized by his sophisticated style of image creation and commitment to documenting the evolution of Taiwan society.

Shen won the Golden Tripod Award of Best Photography (magazine category) of R.O.C(Taiwan) in 2000, 2002 and 2012, the Asia Award in Sagamihara, Japan (2004), the Dong-gang Photography Award, Korea (2006), the Artists Wanted: Photography Category Award, NY, USA (2011), and the IPA (International Photography Award) (PRO), Book of Documentary Category 1st Place, LA, USA (2012), respectively.

In addition to being published in journals home and aboard, Shen’s works have been exhibited in the United States, Canada, France, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Serbian, Peru, Brazil, Guatemala, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and PRC China. Currently he is a freelancer and photography critic, and teaches photographyat Tamkang University, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, and National Chengchi University.

Chronology

2005 - Master of Arts, the Graduate School of the Applied Media Arts, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
1995 - Department of Visual Art, Nippon Engineering College, Tokyo, Japan
1989 - Department of Motion Pictures Production Program, The World College of Journalism, Taipei, Taiwan

Publications

2013 - “SINGERS & STAGES” Shen Chao-Liang
2012 - “Illusion Reality” Taipei Fine Arts Museum 
2011 - “STAGE” Shen Chao-Liang
2010 - “Tsukiji Fish Marke” Shen Chao-Liang
2009 - “The Everyday Minutiae: Shen Chao-Liang’s Photographs” National Central University Art Center,Taiwan
2008 - “YULAN Magnolia Flowers” Shen Chao-Liang
2007 - “The Rise and Fall of Nan-fang-ao Theater” INK,Taiwan
2006 - “Dong-gang Photo Festival 2006” Dong-gang Photo Village,Korea
2001 - “Reflections of Nan-fang-ao” The Earth Co. Ltd.(Choice Company),Taiwan
1997 - “Brand 9 - the Creative Ideas of the World’s Nine Best-selling Brands” Rock Publications Co. Ltd.,Taiwan

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013 - ''STAGE'', The Salt Yard, Hong Kong, China
2013 - ''STAGE'', Dina Mitrani Gallery, Miami,  USA
2013 - ''Illusion Reality'', The Pier-2 Art Center B8 Warehouse, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2013 - ''STAGE'', VVG Thinking, Taipei, Taiwan
2012 - ''Illusion Reality'', Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2012 - ''STAGE'', AJG Gallery, Sevilla, Spain 
2011 - ''Reflections of Nan-fang-ao'', EPSON Imaging Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2011 - ''STAGE'', Harbourfront Centre Photo gallery, Toronto, Canada
2011 - ''STAGE'', 2011 Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong, China
2011 - ''STAGE'', Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, NY, USA
2011 - ''Reflections of Nan-fang-ao'', EPSON Imaging Gallery, Shanghai, China
2010 - ''Reflections of Nan-fang-ao'', EPSON Imaging Gallery, Beijing, China
2010 - Illusionm Reality-“STAGE”, Fotoaura Institute of Photography, 
Tainan, Taiwan
2010 - ''STAGE''AKI Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2010 - ''STAGE'', 2010 Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
2010 - ''STAGE'', Yoshiaki Inoue Gallery, Osaka, Japan
2010 - ''STAGE'', Nikon Salon Photo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2009 - ''The Everyday Minutiae: Shen Chao-Liang’s Photographs'', National Central University Art Center, Jungli, Taiwan
2009 - ''Reflections of Nan-fang-ao'', Taipei American School Art Department Gallery,Taipei, Taiwan
2008 - ''YULAN Magnolia Flowers'', Taiwan International Visual Arts Center(TIVAC), Taipei, Taiwan
2006 - ''STAGE'', PLACE M Photo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2006 - ''Taiwanese Vaudeville Troupe'', Dong-gang Photo Festival, Dong-gang Museum of Photography, Yeongwol-gun County, Gangwon-do Province, Republic of Korea
2006 - ''Reflections of Nan-fang-ao'', Green International Film Festival in Taiwan, Red Brick Hall, Yilan, Taiwan
2006 - ''Reflections of Nan-fang-ao'', NHCTC Artist Space, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2005 - ''Happy Landing:-A Family Photo Album'', NTUA Arts Center ,Taipei ,Taiwan
2004 - ''Reflections of Nan-fang-ao'', Taiwan International Visual Arts Center(TIVAC), Taipei, Taiwan
1999 - ''Fish Market in Tsukiji: The People and Gods of Asakusa'',
FNAC Photo Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013 -''From Subverting Reality to Creating Reality – Contemporary Art in Post-Martial Law Taiwan'', Asia Museum of Modern Art, Taichung, Taiwan
2013 - ''Gazing into Freedom:Taiwan Contemporary Art Exhibitio'', The Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina , Novi Sad, Serbian
2013 - “STAGE”, Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groningen, Netherlands
2013 - “STAGE”, Belo Horizonte International Photography Festival, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
2013 - “STAGE”, 2013 Belfast Photo Festival, Belfast, UK
2012 - “Reality.Representation :New Acquisition of Photography”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2012 Taipei Photography Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
2012 - “STAGE”, International Photography Festival GuatePhoto, Guatemala city, Guatemala  
2012 - “Into Society : Critical Realism in Taiwanese Photographic Arts since 1990”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2012 - “STAGE”, Singapore International Photography Festival, Singapore
2012 - 「STAGE」,2012 FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA International Photography Festival, San Antonio, USA
2012 - “STAGE”, Photoespana Descubrimientos PHE, Madrid, Spain
2011 - “Asian Fictions”, Cultural Center of the Catholic University, Lima, Peru
2011 - “STAGE” ,2011 Ulsan International Photography Festival, Ulsan, Korea
2011 - “STAGE” & “Taiwanese Cabaret”, 2011 PHOTOQUAI, Paris, France
2011 - “Flourishing and Flowing”, A Contemporary Art Exhibition across the Strait 2011, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China & National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2010 - “Gazing The Coastlines”, LUOCA Gallery for Contemporary Art, Xiamen, China
2010 - “STAGE” 2010 Taipei Arts Award, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2010 - “STAGE” , Shin Kong Mitsukoshi, Tainan, Taiwan
2010 - “STAGE” , 2010 Taiwan Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2010 - “STAGE” 2010 Sh Contemporary, Shanghai, China
2010 - “STAGE” 2010 Dali International Photo Festival, Yunnan, China
2010 - “Youthful Stories”: Artist-in-Residence Photography Workshop Exhibition, National Central University Art Center, Jungli, Taiwan
2010 - Rear Window” MOCATaipei, Taipei, Taiwan.
2009 - “Photo Taipei 2009”, Taipei, Taiwan.
2009 - “Exhibition of Taipei-Pingyao Exchanges of Photography Culture, 2009”,Taipei, Taiwan.
2009 - “STAGE”2009 GETXOPHOTO International Photo Festival, Bilbao, Spain
2008 - “STAGE” 2008 Deagu Photo Biennale, Deagu, Korea
2006 - “The Era of Image Deciphering” the Asia Pacific Forum on Photography in Taiwan, the Society for the Photographic Education of Chinese, Taiwan International Visual Arts Center (TIVAC), Taipei, Taiwan
2006 - “Fish Market in Tsukiji” and “Reflections of Nan-fang-ao” Collective Exhibition of Past Golden Tripod Award Winners  for Best Photography, (magazine category), the Executive Yuan, Taiwan, World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan”
2005 - “Photographic Projec: Images of Dimension” Chiayi Art Festival on the Tropic of Cancer, Chiayi, Taiwan
2005 - “Reflections of Nan-fang-ao” Nikon Photo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2004 - “Reflections of Nan-fang-ao” Sagamihara City Gallery, Sagamihara, Japan
2004 - “Reflections of Nan-fang-ao” Works of eight Taiwanese photographers,
Pingyao International Photography Festival, Shanxi, China
2002 - “Asian Super Real Life” Portside Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
2002 - “Living in a City” 2002 Asia Photo Biennale, Seoul, Korea
2001 - “921 Earthquake – Records of Chungliao” the International Conference on Art Therapy Education, National Taipei Teachers College, Taipei, Taiwan
2001 - “Identity and Identification” 921 Earthquake Second Anniversary, Earthquake Educational Park, Wufeng, Taichung, Taiwan
2000 - “From Traditional Photography to Digital Images” 3rd Taipei International Fotofest, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
2000 - “Records of Chungliao: Rediscovering Our Homeland After the 921 Earthquake” Eslite Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Awards

2012 - International Photography Award (IPA)(PRO) (1st Place, Book of Documentary Category) & (2nd Place, Self Published Category), LA, USA 
2012 - The Golden Tripod Award, Best Photography(magazine category), the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan
2012 - Artists Wanted:Photography Category Award Winner(Year in Review 2011), NY, USA
2010 - The Honorable Mention of 2010 Taipei Art Award, Taipei, Taiwan
2006 - Dong-gang Photography Award, Dong-gang Photo Festival, Republic of Korea
2004 - Asia Prize, General Photography Festival, Photo City Sagamihara, Japan
2002 - The Golden Tripod Award, Best Photography(magazine category), the Executive Yuan, Taiwan
2001 - Bright Side of Society Award for photojournalism, Taiwan
2000 - The Golden Tripod Award, Best Photography(magazine category), the Executive Yuan, Taiwan

Collections

2013 - Selected images from the STAGE series, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2011 - Selected images from the YULAN Magnolia Flowers series, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2009 - Selected images from the Reflections of Nan-fang-ao series, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2006 - Selected images from theTaiwanese Vaudeville Troupes series, Dong-gang Museum of Photography, Yeongwol-gun County, Gangwon-do Province, Republic of Korea
2004 - Selected images from the Reflections of Nan-fang-ao series, Sagamihara City Gallery, Sagamihara, Japan
2001 - Selected images from the 921 Earthquake – Records of Chungliao series, Earthquake Educational Park, Wufeng, Taichung, Taiwan

Books from SHEN Chao-Liang