With a background in continental philosophy, Amy Kao’s work speaks to the perceptual experience of nature and explores nature as markers of history and culture.  Each of her densely elaborate work is composed of hybrid motifs, which are created by dissecting and overlapping fragments of vegetal and geometric forms.

Her work has been exhibited widely at institutions, such as MoMA PS1, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York Public Library and Busan Biennial, South Korea.  Most recently, Kao completed a site specific installation at Facebook, Inc. in New York and collaborated with designer Jil Sander on a full season collection, along with large scale public commissions at One Liberty Plaza, Brookfield Place and the World Financial Center in New York.  Solo exhibitions include Hostler Burrows Gallery, NY, Michael Steinberg Fine Art, NY and Venetia Kapernekas Gallery, NY.  Kao is a recipient of residency fellowships at Yaddo, NY; MacDowell Colony, NH; Art Omi, NY and the Lower East Side Printshop, NY.  Reviews of her work have appeared in publications such as the New York Times, the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal and Art News.  Born in Taiwan, Kao currently lives and works in Brooklyn.