Female identity is different according to each culture, but many are based on a patriarchal past where men wield more power than women. Even now, women still struggle with gender hierarchy and have been continuously fighting against this system for a long time. Enlightened by the feminism movement and ideologies in the US, I study gender inequality issues in Asian countries, especially my home country of Taiwan. Many of my works address the constraint and limitation placed on women in Taiwanese society, and the inescapable grip of social expectations and traditions. By through my self-portraits, I strive to rewrite a male-dominated history as well as change the contemporary culture and begin the conversation of gender equality and female empowerment to my birth country.
2019 MFA (pending), Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (expected May 2019) / 2016 BA, Nation Taiwan University of Arts, New Taipei City
Teaching and Lectures
Fall 2018 Instructor(TA), AD119 Introduction To Digital Color Imaging, Purdue University, IN, US / Spring 2018 Instructor(TA), AD105 Beginning Two-Dimensional Design, Purdue University, IN, US / Fall 2017 Instructor(TA), AD105 Beginning Two-Dimensional Design, Purdue University, IN, US / Jul 2018 Lecturer, “Creative Documentary”, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.
2018 le Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3), Fashion, Gold Prize, Paris, France, Paris, France / 2018 le Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3), Advertising, Category Winner/Silver, Paris, France / 2017 International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention - Advertising : Fashion Category (Juried: Patricia Lanza, Susan Baraz) / 2017 International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention - People : Self-Portrait Category (Juried: Patricia Lanza, Susan Baraz) / 2017 le Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3), Book Proposal (Series Only)/Fine Art, Gold Prize, Paris, France / 2017 le Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3), Fine Art, Gold Prize, Paris, France / 2017 National Student Photographic Competition, Honorable Mention, Taipei, Taiwan / 2017 Taiwan photographic contest for college and high school students, Special Jury Prize, Taipei, Taiwan
2017 Shin Kong Mitsuloshi Internation Photography Contest, Honorable Mention, Taipei, Taiwan
Oct 2018 Juried Exhibition The Westwood Competition, Westwood, the residence of Purdue University’s president, West Lafayette, IN, US / Jul 2018 Juried Exhibition Master Pieces: 12th Annual Exhibition of Current & Recent Graduate Students, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, US / Jul 2018 Juried Exhibition PX3 PARIS PHOTO Prize 2018, Exposition & Vernissage (Event), Espace Beaurepaire, Paris, France
Mar 2018 Group Exhibition Electron Salon, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA, US / Dec 2017 Group Exhibition Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA, US / Nov 2017 Group Exhibition Installation Art Show: -97.076585 40.408170, Ross Camp, West Lafayette, IN, US / Oct 2017 Juried Exhibition The Westwood Competition, Westwood, the residence of Purdue University’s president, West Lafayette, IN, US / Oct 2017 Juried Exhibition Taipei Art Photo: Image Connection, Huashan 1914 Creative Park, E2ABCD Buildings, Taipei, Taiwan / May 2017 Juried Exhibition Winning Works of National Student Photographic Competition Exhibition, National Taiwan Arts Education Center, Taipei, Taiwan / Mar 2017 Juried Exhibition Winning Works of Shin Kong Mitsuloshi Internation Photography Exhibition, Xinyi District No. 9, Taipei, Taiwan / Feb 2017 Curated Exhibition Past, Present and Future, Bindery Artist Studios, Lafayette, IN, US / Jan 2017 Curated Exhibition Town and Country: Nature Versus the Built Environment, Rueff East Gallery, West Lafayette,IN, US / Nov 2016 Curated Exhibition 200 Years Along the Wabash, Tippecanoe Arts Federation, West Lafayette, IN, US
Jun 2016 Group Exhibition Absent Photography Exhibition, National Taiwan University of Arts Art Gallery, New Taipei City, Taiwan
May 2015 Juried Exhibition Expectation: Golden Shot Award winners exhibition, Woolloomooloo Xhibit, Taipei, Taiwan
Grant and Fellowship
Oct 2018 PROMISE Award, the College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University, $1500
Publication and Media
“人物專訪 -- 黃意倫”, DigiPhoto瘋攝影 No.88, Oct 2018, Page 14-21, Taipei, Taiwan / Creative Challenge 2016, Creative Media Contents Education Program, Keimyung University, Daegu, South Korea / "I-Lun Huang", Curated by GIRLS, Nov 2018, / http://www.curatedbygirls.com/i- lun-huang.html / “破父權藩籬 Feminine重譯女性美”, 政大大學報, Nov 2017, / http://www.unews.nccu.edu.tw/unews/f%E9%BB%83%E6%84%8F%E5%80%AB%E9%9B%BB%E5%AD%90/