Tsai-Ling Tseng

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.



July 29 - Sept 3, 2023

Works on Paper on Fridges

Aug 12 - Sept 6, 2022


Master of Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Fine Arts
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY


Tu Di Gong Doesn’t Bless Me
Venue, Taipei, Taiwan
Minor Feelings
Kapp Kapp Gallery, Manhattan, NY


Cute Gloom
Lauren Powell Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Cassina Projects, Milan, Italy
Notes on Ecstatic Unity
OTP Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Best Practices
Edgewood College Gallery, Madison, WI
A picture of a picture
Bisut, Lightwell Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Painters Guild
11 Newel Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Live, Laugh, Love
Below Grand Gallery, Manhattan, NY
Eve Presents II
Eve Leibe Gallery, London, UK
Home Alone 2: Lost in Miami
Surface Area, Miami, Florida
Here, There And Everywhere: Women’s Imagination Post COVID Lockdown
Foley Gallery, Manhattan, NY
11NEWEL Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Woaw Gallery, Hong Kong
Moved Still Lives
961 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA
"Cave Canem(online)
Eve Leibe Gallery, London, UK
36 Paintings
Harper’s Books Gallery, East Hampton, NY
If These Walls Could Talk
AHA FINE ART, SFA Projects, Manhattan, NY
Bushwick Open Studios 2019
Space 776 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
New Directions 2019 at Barrett Art Center
Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
Creative Mosaic - Artists Working in Queens
The Plaxall Gallery, Long Island City, NY
Die Prosperous
UGLY, Chicago, IL
Online Exhibition Show #60: Chlorine Tidal Wave
Field Projects, New York, NY
Now is the Future
Local Project, Long Island City, NY
New York Studio School Alumni Exhibition 2019
New York Studio School, New York, NY
ASYAAF (Asian Students and Young Artists Art Festival)
Gallery LVS, Seoul, South Korea
Crocodile Tears
Young Space Brooklyn, NY
Flatfile program
Goldfinch Gallery, Chicago, IL
Black Friday 2
George Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Chicago Expo, SAIC Booth
EXPO Chicago 2018, Chicago, IL
Got it For Cheap
Art Athina Fair, Athens, Greece
International Emerging Artists
Olivia Park Gallery, Manhattan, NY
LinkedIn: From Photography, to Painting, to Sculpture and New Media
SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY
Chautauqua Art Exhibition
Logan Gallery, Chautauqua, NY
The Monument
Space 776, Brooklyn, NY

Residencies & Awards

NYFA Painting fellowship Finalist
New York, NY
Shandaken Projects: Paint School
New York, NY
SVA Alumni Artists-in-Residence Award
Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, CO
Mercedes Matter, Ambassador Middendorf Prize
New York Studio School, Manhattan, NY
Hopper Prize(finalist)
Carrie Ellen Tuttle Fellowship
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Odyssey Travel Grant
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Artist Residency and Scholarship Award
Chautauqua School of Arts, Chautauqua, NY
School of Visual Arts Residency
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Summer Marathon, drawing and painting
New York Studio School, NY


Surface Magazine, New York, NY
Artouch, Taipei, Taiwan
SET News Channel, Taipei, Taiwan
New York-based artist Tsai-Ling Tseng’s first solo exhibition in Taiwan... Cheng Chih Shan
Economy Daily, Taipei, Taiwan
New York-based artist Tsai-Ling Tseng’s first solo exhibition in Taiwan... Cheng Chih Shan
The News Lens, Taipei, Taiwan
Art Emperor, Taipei, Taiwan
Fliper Magazine, Taipei, Taiwan
Hyperallergic, Brooklyn, New York
Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art, New York
Aesthetica Magazine, York, UK
artron.net, China
Hypebeast, Hong Kong
Hypebeast, Hong Kong
NY Art Maps, New York, NY
Fliper Magazine, Taipei, Taiwan
A Grotesquely Imaginative and Bizarre World- An Interview... Joanne Hsieh
Chiao x Art, Taipei, Taiwan
OTP Copenhagen, London, New York
Issue n°01, Page 90
VAST Magazine
New York Studio School Alumni Exhibition 2019 Catalogue
New Y York Studio School, NY
Art Spiel
Another Chicago Magazine
Another Chicago Magazine
Myth Parading as Fact, Tsailing Tseng’s Paintings, Zian Chen
Artco Magazine, Taipei, Taiwan