Born 1991 in Taipei, Taiwan
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
Born in 1991 in Taipei, Brooklyn based artist Tsai-Ling Tseng earned her BFA from SVA in 2016 and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2018. Tseng's studio practice focuses on transforming her daily life experiences into visual form. She works to capture the process of transformation itself — not only to make images, but also to use a canvas as a space to think through the possible relationships between art and experience. Colors are the initial marks on her canvas. Tseng try to find light within these colors, which becomes the main character for her to visualize an unknown yet familiar event of the painting. Images of landscapes, plants, animals, and humans are products of discovery within her painting process. Tseng relinquishes control over any specific narrative and allows it to happen spontaneously, whenever images collide. The objective is not only to surprise viewers, but to surprise herself with these unexpected collisions.