“I believe that identities are deeply rooted in cultural perspectives, although I might not be always conscious of it. The migration, the changing of the time, and my locale make me more aware of the origin and essence of the individual’s existence. The essential qualities of different cultures, art forms and materials, and reinterpreting them by blurring their boundaries and expanding their properties have engaged the internal space of mine.”

Ling‐Wen Tsai was born in Taiwan, where she spent the first 25 years of her life before coming to the United States. Her practice spans a broad range of media, and her work has taken the form of installation, performance, video, photography, painting, drawing, and combinations of these media. Ling‐Wen often integrates sound/music and body/movement into her artistic practice, and has collaborated with a number of artists, musicians and composers, including Lior Navok (Israeli composer), Tracey Cockrell (sound artist), George Winston (pianist/composer), Improvisational String Quartet (musicians), Nathan Kolosko (guitarist/composer), Carl Dimow (flutist/composer), and Deborah Wing‐ Sproul (artist.) These collaborative efforts have manifested themselves in many of her recent works and exhibitions. Ling‐Wen earned a BS degree in Nursing from Chung‐Shan Medical College, a BA in studio art from Webster University, and an MFA in sculpture from Washington University.

Laurels

● Taught intensive workshop at Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts in China

● Artist‐in‐Residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts

● Work exhibited at SPACE Gallery, Tampopo ArtSpace, 179 Canal Street, Portland Performing Arts Center, and other venues

● Collaborative video work with composer Nathan Koloski featured at international venues from Maine to Portugal

Ling-Wen’s Website