Artists-in-Residence (AIR) Program Spring / Summer 2020 Hui-Ying Tsai

Joan Mitchell Center Artist-in-Residence

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Hui-Ying Tsai

Brooklyn, NY
March 2 - May 8
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Hui-Ying Tsai is a Taiwanese/American interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn. She received a BFA from National Kaohsiung Normal University and an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. 

Her work is held in public collections including the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts and Taitung Art Museum. She has received residencies, fellowships, and grants from MacDowell Colony, Joan Mitchell Foundation, The Millay Colony, I-Park Foundation, MASS MoCA Studio, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and Cheng Long Wetlands International Art Project, to name a few. In 2018, she received the Austronesian International Arts Award from Taitung Art Museum. Her works have been featured in international fairs like International Guerrilla Video, On-Site Art Festival, Art Revolution Taipei, Young Art Kaohsiung, and Governors Island Art Fair. Her work is included in the books An Illustrated History of Taiwan Art and History of Fine Art in Postwar Taiwan.

“My inspiration comes from literature, symbolism, and human relations with nature. I am interested in how cultures and nature inter-shape spaces physically and metaphysically. I reflect on the symbolism of objects and artifacts holding cultural or historical significance that underline the perceptions and values of the community.” 

  • Habitation No.6 — City with a Diamond Heart, 2018, interactive sound sculpture, recycled material from the previous installation in the gallery, circuit bending device, 10 x 10 x 10 feet

  • Habitation No.4 — Cradle, 2017, bamboo, hemp, local plants, oyster and clam shells, 14.8 x 9.8 x 28.2 feet

  • Habitation No.4 — Cradle, 2017, bamboo, hemp, local plants, oyster and clam shells, 14.8 x 9.8 x 28.2 feet

  • Habitation No.7 — Diamond Dust, 2018, plaster, seashells, and compost, 2 x 15 x 15 feet

All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.