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Martin Hsu is a horse and two fish, of Chinese blood and Taiwan born.

He draws inspiration from nature, animals,

blush in the young, and wrinkles in the old.

He is grateful for the road that's been paved by ones before him,

and hopes to express his gratitude by taking each step firmly and respectfully.

Above all, he loves his family, honors his heritage,

treasures his friends, and misses his dog.

EDUCATION

1996- 2001 B.F.A California State University in Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

FUTURE EXHIBITIONS

2014  October 11th, 2014 - April 26th, 2015

  Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary, Japanese American National Museum

Los Angeles, CA

 

November 12th, 2014

Android and Me, Solo Exhibition

Googleplex, Mountain View, CA


PAST EXHIBITIONS

2014 In Dreams, Solo Exhibition, Wrong Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

  Disney, WonderGround Gallery, Anaheim, CA

Young Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

Year of the Horse, GR2 Gallery, Los Angelese, CA

Grimm's Tales, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, CA

Hellboy, Hero Complex Gallery, Los Angelese, CA

Nostalgia, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013 Flora Fauna, Archimedes Gallery, Portland, OR

Stormy Weather, Archimedes Gallery, Portland, OR

Big Bang Theory, Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, CA

Stories, GR2 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Year of the Snake, GR2 Gallery, Los Angelese, CA

Wild Rumpus, POP Santa Fe Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Disney, WonderGround Gallery, Anaheim, CA

Cat Show, Wrong Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Young Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

2012 Disney, WonderGround Gallery, Anaheim, CA

Dragon Boy, Dragatomi Gallery, Sacramento, CA

My Little Pony Project, TAG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

CRAKENS BOTANICA, Fabric8 Gallery, SF, CA

New Moon, MyPlasticHeart Gallery, New York, NY

Super Button Mashers, OhNoDoom Gallery, Chicago, IL

Year of the Dragon, FOE Gallery, Northampton, MA

Game Over, GR2 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 2011 Undercurrents, GR2 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  CRAKENS, Rotofugi Gallery, Chicago, IL

Primavera, Subtext Gallery, San Diego, CA

Homeroom, Subtext Gallery, San Diego, CA

Iam8Bit, Iam8Bit Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Enchanted Delights, Fabric8 Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Crazy 4 Cult 5, G1988 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Year of the Rabbit, GR2 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Sweet Streets, WWA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Kittens and Ice Cream, JapanLA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Harry Potter Tribute, Nucleus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Super Sentai VS Kamen Rider, QPop Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Folk Delight, Seesaw Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 2010 Illustrious, Compound Gallery, Portland, OR

  Creature Comforts, Lower Haters Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  Tree Show VI, Giant Robot Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Small Favors, Giant Robot Gallery, New York, NY

Game Over, Giant Robot Gallery, San Francisco, CA

For the Love of Tiger, Munky King Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Year of the Tiger, Giant Robot Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Under the Influence- He-Man, Masters of Universe, G1988, 
Los Angeles, CA

2009 Paper Pushers, G1988, San Francisco, CA

End of the Naught, Fabric8 Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Urban Origins, Split Obsession Gallery, Honolulu, HI

Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary, Royal T Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Thought Processor, Munky King Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Sweet Streets, Nucleus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Under the Influence- Beastie Boys, G1988, Los Angeles, CA

2008 Art Basel, M Modern Gallery, Miami, FL

More the Merrier, Super 7 Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Mongrelz, Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Crazian, WOW Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Nature of Water, Nucleus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2007 Heavy Hitterz, Age Song Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Ninja Show II, Nucleus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Power in Numbers II, Nucleus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006 Near Reality, Bamboo Lane Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

ANIMATION 

2010-2011 Fish Hooks, Character Designer, Walt Disney TV Animation

2008-2009 Kick Buttowski, Character Designer, Walt Disney TV Animation

2006-2008 Ni Hao, Kai-Lan, Character/Prop/FX Designer, Nickelodeon
Animation Studios

2001-2005 Ruby Gloom, Character Designer/Illustrator, Mighty Fine Inc.

CLIENTS

2012  Google Specialty T-shirt Design, Illustrator,
   Google

SpongeBob SquarePants Fall/Winter 2013 Style Guide, Illustrator,
   Nickelodeon Consumer Products

 2011 Olay i-AD Game "Beauty Monsters" assests, Production Designer,
Saatchi & Saatchi

SpongeBob SquarePants Fall/Winter 2012 Style Guide, Illustrator,
  Nickelodeon Consumer Products

 2010 Ni Hao, Kai-Lan Fall/Winter 2011 Style Guide, Illustrator,
Nickelodeon Consumer Products

Thunderbolt, Background Designer, Nickelodeon Animation
Studios

2009 Ni Hao, Kai-Lan Spring/Summer 2011 Style Guide, Illustrator,
Nickelodeon Consumer Products

My Frog, Visual Development Designer, Leap Frog

Disney Princesses, Character Designer, Walt Disney TV Animation

Tunesbury, Character Designer, Spin Master

2008 Dinosaurs of China Exhibition, Illustrator, Miami Museum
of Science

Ni Hao, Kai-Lan press art, Illustrator, Nickelodeon Animation
Studios

Disney Heroes, Illustrator, Disney Consumer Products

Disney Classic, Illustrator, Disney Store

Little Lily, Character Designer, Little Lily

2007 Holiday Illustration, Illustrator, Chatrone

Holiday Illustration, Illustrator, Thinkwell

PUBLICATIONS      

2010 Los Angeles, CA. Self Published. Multigrain: A collection of
paintings by Martin Hsu. Art and Text by Martin Hsu

2008 Los Angeles, CA. Self Published. Doodles&Noodles: A collection
of illustrations by Martin Hsu. Art and Text by Martin Hsu

2005 New York, NY. Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Ruby Gloom: Guide to
Friendship
. Illustrated by Martin Hsu. Texts by Matt Riser

2004 New York, NY. Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Ruby Gloom: Keys to
Happiness.
Illustrated by Martin Hsu. Texts by Clam Lynch

SPECIAL PROJECTS

2010 Akufuncture Collaboration, T-shirt designs for Akufuncture
Spring/Summer 2010 collection.

2008 Sprint Commercial- Dreams, Flashlight Animator, Directed by
Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.

2008 Pikapika- Lightning Doodle Project, Flashlight Animator,
Directed by Takeshi Tochka.

STORES

Current Double Punch, G1988 SF, Munky King, Fabric8, Lower Haters,
Action Figure Freddy, Split Obsession, Robocon

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Items from the store!
Dragon Boy tee by Martin Hsu
Dragon Boy tee by Martin Hsu
Shelter Limited Edition Fine Art Print by Martin Hsu
Shelter Limited Edition Fine Art Print by Martin Hsu
Multigrain book by Martin Hsu
Multigrain book by Martin Hsu
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