Habitation No.6 — City with a Diamond Heart
Brooklyn, New York
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 is a fellow of MacDowell Colony, The Millay Colony, I-Park Foundation, MASS MoCA Studio, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and Cheng Long Wetlands International Art Project, to name a few. She received the 2018 Austronesian International Arts Award from Taitung Art Museum and the Honorable mention of the 2021 Hualien Art Award. Her works have been exhibited in international fairs like International Guerrilla Video, On-Site Art Festival, Young Art Kaohsiung, and Guandu International Nature Art Festival, and featured in the books An Illustrated History of Taiwan Art and History of Fine Art in Postwar Taiwan.
Joan Mitchell Center Residency, 2023
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.”