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Ling-Wen Tsai, Associate Professor

Ling-Wen Tsai

Ling-Wen Tsai was born in Taiwan where she spent the first twenty-five years of her life before coming to the United Stats. 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.

In recent years, Tsai has begun to integrate sound/music and body/movement into her artistic practice, and has been collaborating with artists, musicians and composers, such as Lior Navok (Israeli composer), Tracey Cockrell (sound artist), George Winston (pianist/composer), I.S.Q: Improvisational String Quartet, 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: “one/another” at SPACE Gallery, Portland, Maine and Tampopo ArtSpace, Tanian, Taiwan; “overlaps,” Month of May Performance Series at 179 Canal Street, NYC; “I.C.U.: Intensive Care Unit” at Portland Performing Arts Center; “New Gallery Concert Series” at Community Music Center of Boston; “Metamorphosis of Meditation” with ISQ: Improvisational String Quartet, ICA at Maine College of Art; “The Old Photo Box” at Goethe-Institute, Boston, Massachusetts. Selections from her collaborative video work "Water & Wind" with composer Nathan Kolosko were featured at numerous international venues, from Maine to New York to Portugal.

Internationally and nationally, some of Tsai’s select exhibitions have included “The Place,” Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France; “Tainan Phenomena,” Tainan, Taiwan; Merhaba Baghdad, Qasim Sabti Gallery, Karada, Baghdad, Iraq; “The Crossing of Time and Environment,” Toshei Village, Tainan, Taiwan; “International Exhibition of Women’s Art,” SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY; “Regional VI” at ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL; “MOAK 4 State Regional,” Springfield Art Museum, MO; “Nadadada” (performance art festival), Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO; “Bird,” Open Press Ltd, Denver, CO; and “Associations,” Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI


MFA Sculpture, Washington University, St. Louis (Honors) 
BA Studio Art, Webster University, St. Louis (Honors) 
BS Nursing, Chung-Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan

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Sculpture faculty - Ling-Wen Tsai