Hsin-Yao Tseng b. 1986, Taipei, Taiwan 

Aroundthe age of ten, he started painting in watercolors, as well as other mediumsout side of school. The early exposure instilled in him the foundation neededto excel at very early age.

Hsin-Yao received both B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Fine Art Painting and Drawing fromthe Academy of Art University, San Francisco in 2009 and 2012. Hsin-Yao hasalready developed a signature style. He has had his work recognized by the majorart magazines of today, as well as by an unprecedented number of highlyprestigious galleries especially in his young age. Hsin-Yao’s technique in oilis brilliant and sure; he paints in a Romantic, expressive manner that honorsthe Western tradition while signaling an edgy, contemporary complexity. He has a curiosity and energy that propel him toward experimentation andinnovation; accordingly, he works in a range of genres: from lush evocations ofSan Francisco and other cities to expressive portraits and finally to lustrousinteriors and exteriors in which multiple figures enact a story. While histechnical mastery is superb it is never arid or facile. Hsin-Yao’s prosetestifies to the fact that he is ambitious in the best sense; he is eager topush his art beyond what’s immediate and popular toward the timeless and real.His dedication and interest in the arts is apparent from over ten years of hardwork and academic studies.

Hsin-Yao hasrecognized by the Art Renewal Center as an ARC Living Master in 2014. He hasexhibited his artworks in a huge number of group shows across the UnitedStates, including solo shows, two man shows, and many other group shows. Hehas won the First Place awards at Southwest Art Magazine Artist Excellencecompetition in 2016; made it to 2016 November cover on Southwest Art magazine; receivedboth Exceptional Merit Award and Certificate of Excellence in InternationalPortrait Society of America, 2012 and 2010; for seven years straight from 2010to 2017, he has been on the Top 100 Finalists of the ARC International Salon competition. In the 2012-2013 ARC Salon competition,He received a total of six (6) awards in three different categories of thesalon competition, which included one Honorable Mention Award in Landscapescategory, three Honorable Mention Awards in Drawing category and one FinalistAward in Animal category and one Finalist Award in Figurative category;top 50 in the 2009 Salon International at Greenhouse Gallery; earned SecondPlace in The Artist’s Magazine’s 25th annual contest- Portrait/Figure; andThird Place in the International Artist Magazine (June/July 2008).

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