Benrei Hang in the studio

Benrei Huang

Personal stories in pastel painted scenarios

“Nini has become my keeper on a path of exploration”.

Benrei Huang reflects on life and emotions through paintings of her rabbit figure, Nini. Nini embodies Huang's thoughts on grief, love and existence. She portrays him looking fragile, with a neutral expression. Sometimes he plays the protagonist, at other times he’s a supporting role. Sometimes he’s a spotlit star on stage, other times he’s in love in the park, or swimming underwater in a dream. S...

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Benrei Huang (she/her) was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1959. She now lives and works in New York, USA. 

At auction

In 2021, Benrei Huang's painting Why Shop for New Fashion When You Are Naturally Stylish (2018) sold for HK $1,512,000 – well above its original estimate of HK $400,000 – at Phillip's 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Auction, Hong Kong.


Huang studied for her BFA in fine arts at the National Taiwan Normal University in Taiwan in 1982. She then received her MFA in Illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York in 1992.

Collaborations with Benrei Huang