Jackie Chiu Biography
I grew up in Taiwan at a time when art was not considered as a proper
career. Therefore, my artistic inclination was strongly suppressed
early on. I got a Master Degree in biological science and worked as a
In 1992, I went to a portrait
workshop to rekindle my love for art. In the ensuing four years,
I painted portraits on weekends regularly and taught myself how to use
the various media.
During that period, I won many awards at local shows.I felt
encouraged by my progress, but at the same time was frustrated by a
lack of guidance. In 1997, I resigned from my job to devote more time
I have studied with Joseph
Mendez, Shu-giao Zhou and Jove Wang.
My paintings have been exhibited
in various national shows.
Although I paint different subject matter, my primary interests are in