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  • Arthur Ou

    Associate Professor of Photography

    Email
    oua@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    Parsons Faculty Hotseat

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    Arthur Ou

    Profile

    Arthur Ou is a Taiwanese-American artist and educator based in Queens, New York. He has held solo exhibitions at venues including Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Greece (2019), Kathryn Brennan Gallery, New York (2017, 2015, 2013), IT Park Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan (2010, 2005), and Taipei Fine Arts Museum (2000). Ou’s work has been included in group exhibitions at the Grazer Kunstverein, Austria, LAXART, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, the Presentation House, Vancouver, and the Queens Museum. His work was also included in the 2012 Daegu Photography Biennial, and the 2006 Taipei Biennial. His work has been written about in Artforum, Art in America, the New York Times, and the New Yorker, and has appeared in Aperture, Blind Spot, Camera Austria, and The Photograph as Contemporary Art. He has written critical texts in Aperture, Art in America, Foam, and Osmos. Ou’s publications include The World Is All That Is the Case, an artist book published by Roma Publications in association with designer Julie Peeters. From 2019-2020 Ou was a faculty fellow in the Graduate Institute of Design, Ethnography, and Social Thought (GIDEST). 


    Degrees Held

    M.F.A., Yale University School of Art

    B.F.A., Parsons School of Design 


    Recent Publications

    Object Lesson: On the Influence of Richard Benson, Aperture, 2022

    The Photograph as Contemporary Art, by Charlotte Cotton, Thames and Hudson, 2020

    The World Is All That Is the Case, Arthur Ou artist book, Roma Publications, 2019

    Photography Is Magic, by Charlotte Cotton, Aperture, 2015

    The Beauty of a Social Problem: Photography, Autonomy, Economy, by Walter Benn Michaels, published by University of Chicago Press, 2015


    Research Interests

    Photography, visual art, technology, science, art history, history, perception, theory, criticism


    Portfolio

    Website


    Current Courses

    Independent Studio 3
    PGPH 5110, Fall 2022

    Independent Study
    PUPH 3900, Fall 2022

    Independent Study
    PGPH 5900, Fall 2022

    Future Courses

    Equivalency
    PGPH 5902, Spring 2023

    Independent Studio 4
    PGPH 5113, Spring 2023

    Science and Photography
    PSAM 3830, Spring 2023

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