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Maxine Leu

I'm a curious tourist, a toys lover, a creativity maker, an art educator, an environmental guardian, and a workaholic.

    Disassembling and assembling play vital roles in all my artworks. I think deeply about the relationship between societies and myself while I am disassembling an object, and I translate my thoughts to artwork through the process of assembling. Reassembling and juxtaposition are very common techniques when I created an artwork. Usually, I collect second-hand materials or adapt old elements around me. This action of collecting is the way I observe society and the environment. I enjoy reading the history of a place while collecting materials. My work tends to focus on the topics of environment, communication, and identity.


2020         Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture- The State University of New York at New Paltz​

2014         Bachelor of Fine Arts-Tainan University of Technology (TUT), Tainan, Taiwan



2020         Other Worlds Are Possible- SUNY New Paltz Spring 2020 MFA Thesis show,

                  the online gallery at

2020         The Idea Puzzle Cube, Kingston library and Adriance Memorial Library, NY, USA

2020         Time, BAU Gallery, Beacon NY, USA

2020         Outdoors In, Unison Art Center, New Paltz, NY, USA

2019         The Shape of Memories, The Loft Artists Association, Stamford, CT, USA

2019         Entomology, Manny's Art Supplies, New Paltz, NY, USA

2019         Composed to Decompose outdoor exhibit, Unison Art Center, New Paltz, NY, USA

2019         Eye of the Beholder, MD Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD, USA

2019         Exchanging Texture,Texture Studio, Taina; Mbmore, Taipei; Taichung Municipal Wen-Hua Senior                    High School, Taichung; Error 22, Tainan, Taiwan

2019         Recycle 2019 Art Exhibition, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC), Brooklyn, NY, USA

2019         The Earth Speaks V, Dunning Art Gallery, Tannersville, PA, USA

2019         Sublime Concepts, Bethany Arts Community, Ossining, NY, USA

2019         2019 SUNY Student Art Exhibit and Best of Show Awards-

                  SUNY System Administration, Albany, NY, USA

2018         President's Residence, New Paltz, NY, USA

2018         What’s Next? The experimental outdoor exhibition, Unison Art Center, New Paltz, NY, USA

2018         International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2018 ROC, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan

2018         Recycle 2018 Art Exhibition, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC), Brooklyn, NY, USA

2017         ReUse Sculpture, Clean Water Park, New Paltz, NY, USA

2017         Installations in White Cube, SUNY New Paltz Fine Art Building Rotunda, New Paltz, NY, USA

2015         The Pastel Art Work Group Exhibition, Art Center of Tainan University of Technology, Taiwan

2014         The 2014 Graduate Exhibition, Kaohsiung Cultural Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2014         Love Art in Life, Art-Gate Group Exhibition of Oil Painting,

                  National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan

2013         Unfathomable Mystery, Exhibition of the Art Education on Surrealism in Taiwan,

                  PingTung Art Museum, Ping Tung, Taiwan

2013         Tainan Local Fine Arts Exhibition, Tainan Municipal Culture Center, Tainan, Taiwan

2012         The 13th Huang Shi Art Exhibition, Changhua County Culture Affairs Bureau, Changhua, Taiwan



2020         Maxine Leu's been nominated by the associate professor of critical studies, Matthew Friday

                 and associate professor of Art, Emily Puthoff as the SUNY Chancellor’s Award 2020, NY, USA

2019         ARTSPACE Student Award of The Earth Speaks V, Tannersville, PA, USA

2019         $3,000 art grant for SunCommon’s Community Solar Array Project, NY, USA

2018         The First Place Award in Perifying Pumpkin of The Night of 100 Pumpkins, New Paltz, NY, USA

2018         Peoples' Choice of Recycle 2018 Art Exhibition, BWAC, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2018         Selected Prize of International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2018 ROC, Taiwan

2018         The Best show in 2018 Group Award of Sculpture Jam, Sculpture Space, Utica, NY, USA

2017-19   Graduate Student Research and Creative Project Award, SUNY New Paltz, NY, USA

2016-17   The First Place Award in Peculiar Pumpkin of The Night of 100 Pumpkins, New Paltz, NY, USA

2014         Merit Award of the Talking About Printmaking Art Exhibition, Tainan, Taiwan

2014         Perfect Attendance Award (2007~2014), Tainan University of Technology, Tainan, Taiwan

2014         Outstanding Student Award of the 2014 Graduate Exhibition, TUT, Tainan, Taiwan

2013         Honorable Mention of the 2013 Tainan Local Fine Arts Exhibition, Tainan, Taiwan

2012         Silver Medal Award of the 3rd Southern Art Exhibition, Tainan, Taiwan

2012         Judges’ Award of the 13th Huangsi Art Exhibition: 3D crafts and photography, Taiwan

2012         Merit Award of the 27th Annual Exhibition of New Year Prints, Taiwan


2019        Participating Artist in the upcycling crafts workshop, O+X= Do and Don't, and the walking tour,

                 Stories of Water and Waste, O+ Festival, Kingston, New York, USA

2019        Listen to them - four minutes intro video editor for the artist, Megumi Naganoma.

2019        Mushroom Shed event photographer for the artist, Amanda Heidel.

2019        Augmented Reality 3D modeling for the artist, Riley Johndonnell.

2018-19  The cover page designer for the convention Chinese Institute of Engineers- the USA 

2018        Teaching Artist in the workshop of Upcycling Recycling,

                 Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Woodstock, USA

2018        Printmaking and Calligraphy of Chinese New Year Workshops,

                 Elting Memorial Library, New Paltz, USA

2017        Identified the 19th Chinese painter, Ke-Chang Dai of a Mi Fu painting,

                 The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, USA

2016        Exhibition of Chinese Traditional Print in Asian Studies Spring Festival, SUNY New Paltz, USA

2015-19  Designed Placard for Multicultural Festival, Fall 2015, SUNY New Paltz, USA

2015        Mural teacher, Tainan Municipal Dagang Elementary School, Tainan, Taiwan

2014        Beautification of mosaics public art in Daqiao District, Linbian, Pintung, Taiwan

2014        Exhibit Docent- Gorgeous Banquet by Saori Kanda, The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2013        Exhibition Staff, Pingtung Asia Print Exhibition, Pingtung Art Museum, Pingtung, Taiwan


Maxine Leu Art Studio / New Paltz, New York, USA​

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