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Ling-Wen Tsai

Professor of Sculpture, Foundations, and MFA

Dept. : Foundation, MFA, Sculpture

“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 Tainan, Taiwan. Her practice spans a broad range of mediums and disciplines including: sculpture, installation, performance, video, photography, painting, and drawing. She also integrates sound/music and body/movement into her artistic practice, and has collaborated with sound artists, musicians, composers, and choreographers.

Tsai holds an M.F.A. in Sculpture from Washington University, a B.A. in Studio Art from Webster University, and a certificate in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She also holds a B.S. degree from Chung-Shan Medical University in Taiwan.

Tsai has exhibited and performed her work nationally and internationally, including at: Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris, France); Siena Art Institute (Siena, Italy); Golden Parachutes (Berlin, Germany); Richmond Art Gallery (British Columbia, Canada); Tainan University of Technology (Tainan, Taiwan); Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA), Gyeonggi-do, Korea; Qasim Sabti Gallery (Baghdad, Iraq); Halim Bey Municipal Art Gallery (Mytilene, Greece); Asian Cultural Center (New York, NY); Goethe-Institute (Boston, MA); Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (St. Louis, MO); Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (Grand Rapids, MI); ARC Gallery (Chicago, IL); Bowdoin College Museum of Art (Brunswick, ME); Center for Maine Contemporary Art (Rockport, ME);Portland Museum of Art (Portland, ME).


● 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

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