Lives and works between Brooklyn, New York and Taipei, Taiwan
In my current practice, I create a surreal and cartoonish metaphorical world that becomes a safe haven. I embody my characters (such as a girl, turtle, snail) with my own physical features and characteristics. Often, I enlarge vulnerable moments in life, re-examine and recreate these moments by liberating private memories onto this new world. The imaginative landscapes surrounding these characters serve as a defense mechanism for uncomfortable situations. A sense of hilariousness and jubilation creates a hopeful gesture which lures my objective self and viewers into the core of shameful, dark and bizarre events, unfolded by cartoon versions of myself.
Farewell Dragonfly, 50 x 55 inches, oil on canvas, 2018
Self portrait 2019, 50 x 55 inches, oil on canvas, 2019
1000 nights, 50 x 55 inches, oil on canvas, 2019
Precious, 50 x 55 inches, oil on canvas, 2020
Helloween, 50 x 55 inches, oil on canvas, 2019
Pond Habitats, 50 x 55 inches, oil on canvas, 2018
Queen of the bees, 50 x 55 inches, oil on canvas, 2019
Animal instincts, 50 x 55 inches, oil on canvas, 2019
Over the wall, 48 x 60 inches, oil on canvas, 2019
Blue bird, 50 x 58 inches, oil on canvas, 2019
About the Artist
Tsailing Tseng (b.1991 Taipei, Taiwan) received her MFA in the Painting and Drawing Department at School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2018, and her BFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in 2016.
Tseng is a recipient of Shandaken Projects: Paint School fellowship in 2020; Anderson Ranch Arts Center Artists-in-Residence Award in 2020, the Mercedes Matter | Ambassador Middendorf Prize, selected by Nichelle Beauchene, Christine Berry, Steven Kasher, and Issac Lyles in 2019; as well as the Carrie Ellen Tuttle Fellowship from School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2018.