EXHIBITIONS/PERFORMANCES/SCREENINGS

2016 Ontology of Influence, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri (catalogue)

2015 SomewHERE, Common Street Arts Gallery, Waterville, Maine

2014 Collision and Confluence, Asian Cultural Center, New York, New York

2014 citydrift: Portland, Old Port + SPACE Gallery, Portland, Maine

2013 Memory, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

2013 Marks, Madelon Powers Art Gallery, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

2012 Maine Women Pioneers III- Vanguard, University of New England Art Gallery, Portland, Maine (catalogue)

2012 ling-wen tsai: enclosure, Art House, Portland, Maine (solo)

2012 Portes, Halim Bey Mytilene Public Theater, Mytilene, Greece

2012 A Thickening Rhythm, Coleman Burke Gallery, Brunswick, Maine (catalogue)

2011 Enclosure, Mason Blanche, Tainan, Taiwan (solo)

2011 Visual Language, George Marshall Store Gallery, York, Maine

2011 Intimate Abstractions, Rose Contemporary, Portland, Maine

2011 Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy

2011 Seven x 11, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapid, Michigan

2011 Chain Letter, Golden Parachutes, Berlin, Germany

2011 Associations, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapid, Michigan

2010 drawing: marks, traces & imprints, Charles Danforth Gallery, University of Maine at Augusta

2009 ling-wen tsai: liminal landscapes, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine (catalogue)

2009 ling-wen tsai, selections from "water & wind," Media Gallery, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine

2009 New Work: Ling-Wen Tsai, Whitney Artworks, Portland, Maine

2009 one/another (video collaboration with Deborah Wing-Sproul); Festival Images Contre Nature, Video Library, Marseilles, France

2009 overlap (performance collaboration with Deborah Wing-Sproul); The Month of May/ 179 Canal Street, New York, New York

2009 one/another (video collaboration with Deborah Wing-Sproul); TransCultural Exchange: Here There and Everywhere, Anticipating the Art of the Future, Tampopo Art Space, Tainan, Taiwan, and SPACE Gallery, Portland, Maine, USA (catalogue)

2009 17 Days (video series), CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, New York

2009 17 Days (video series), University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

2009 The Portland Paper Project, Whitney Art Works, Portland, Maine

2008 Merhaba Baghdad, Qasim Sabti Gallery, Karada, Baghdad, Iraq

2008 The Crossing of Time and Environment (outdoor micro-installation exhibition), Toshei Village, Tainan, Taiwan (catalogue)

2008 The Crossing of Time and Environment (indoor documentation exhibition), Tainan University of Technology, Tainan, Taiwan (catalogue)

2008 17 Days (video series), Alfred State College, Alfred, New York

2008 Ruminant, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine (catalogue)

2008 17 Days (video series), Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York

2008 17 Days (video series), Richmond Center for Visual Arts, The Gwen Frostic School of Art at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

2007 SPLIT, drawing room, Portland, Maine

2007 W! [WATER] International Video Art Event, W! Space, Acquaviva delle Fonti, Bari, Italy

2007 Faculty Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

2007 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, Portland, Maine (catalogue)

2007 Time Out, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine

2007 Winter Screening, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2007 Winter Screening, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2007 003 Portland Film and Video Artist Collective: One Take Super 8 Screening, Zero Station, Portland, Maine

2007 The Old Photo Box (live visual reflections to the piano concert The Old Photo Box: 20 solo piano pieces by composer Lior Navok), Goethe-Institute Boston

2007 Lines-I: Vermillion Performance Series, Drawing Room, Portland, Maine

2007 Lines-II, SPACE Gallery, Portland, Maine

2007 PFVAC+SPACE: New Projections+Installations, SPACE Gallery, Portland, Maine

2006 FRAME: International Video Festival, Rivoli Teatro Municipal/ESAP/Escola das Artes--Porto, Portugal

2006 Opening, Drawing Room, Portland, Maine

2006 001 Film/Video Screening, Portland Film and Video Artists Collective, Zero Station, Portland, Maine

2006 MECA: Connections, George Marshall Store Gallery, York, Maine

2005 Metamorphosis of Meditation (a collaborative performance with ISQ: Improvisational String Quartet, an evening of improvised music & visual art), Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

2005 Faculty Show, Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

2004 New Gallery Concert Series (installation & performance), Community Music Center of Boston, Boston, Massachusetts

2004 George Winston Solo Piano Concert (installation), First Parish Church, Portland, Maine

2004 Cassandra Project: Performance Festival, Portland Performing Arts Center, Portland, Maine

2004 Invocation: Fly (a performance for the 93rd Maine College of Art Commencement), Merrill Auditorium, Portland, Maine

2004 Bird, Open Press Ltd, Denver, Colorado

2004 Touch, The Space Gallery, Portland, Maine

2003 The place, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

2003 Strips, Plum Gallery, Portland, Maine

2003 Zero Portfolio II, Zero Station, Portland, Maine

2002 Zero Portfolio I, Zero Station, Portland, Maine

2002 A Taste of Asia, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, Maine

2002 International Exhibition of Women's Art, SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery, New York City

2002 Faculty Show, Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

2002 Summer Faculty Show, York Library, York, Maine

2002 Terrain: Sculpture Today, Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

2001 Outside The Box, IN/FORM Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri

2001 CounterParts, Three Sinks Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri (two-person)

2000 MOAK 4 State Regional, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri (catalogue)

2000 Critical Mass: One Night Stand, Crowe T. Brooks Gallery, St. Louis Art Faculty Exhibition, Art Gallery, St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, St. Louis, Missouri

2000 Exposure 3: Aspects of Being, Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri

2000 Master of Fine Art Exhibition, Washington University Gallery of Art, Steinberg Hall, St. Louis, Missouri

2000 GMWC Annual Group Show, Gallery Michael Williamses' Closet, St. Louis, Missouri

2000 Phenomenal Woman 2000, Bixby Gallery, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

2000 East Meets West, St. Louis Artists' Guild, St. Louis, Missouri

2000 Nadadada: Performance Art Festival, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

1999 Migration, The MacLennan Gallery of Asian Art, St. Louis, Missouri (solo)

1999 Critical Mass: One Night Stand, East Bank Studio, St. Louis, Missouri

1999 Regional VI, ARC Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1999 19 Artists, A.D. Brown Building, St. Louis, Missouri

1998 Departure, Baldwin Gallery, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri (solo)

1997 Island Girl: Learning to Swim, Midtown Art Center, St. Louis, Missouri (solo)

1997 BA Exhibition, Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri

1996 1996 Tainan Phenomena, Tainan, Taiwan (catalogue)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017-present Professor of Sculpture, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

2011-2017 Chair of Sculpture Department, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

2007-2017 Associate Professor of Sculpture, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

2015 Visiting Professor, Sculpture Department, Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts (XAFA), Xi'an, China

2015 Summer Visiting Artist, Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), Portland, Oregon

2001-2007 Assistant Professor of Sculpture and New Media, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

2004-present MFA Non-Residency Studio Instructor, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

2006-2007 Chair of Sculpture Department, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

2006 Founding Member of Portland Film and Video Artists Collective

2001 Set Design Supervisor, Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Terry M. Fischer Theatre at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, St. Louis, Missouri

2000-2001 Art Instructor, Sculpture, 3-D Design, 2-D Design, Sculpture Lab Supervisor, St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, St. Louis, Missouri

2000 Artist Assistant, Charles Simonds, New York City

2000 Teaching Assistant, Time Arts, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

1996-2000 Art Instructor, St. Louis Chinese Language School, St. Louis, Missouri

1999 Teaching Assistant, Drawing, 2-D Design, Sculpture, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

1998 Teaching Assistant, 3-D Design, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

1997 Internship, St. Louis Gallery Association, St. Louis, Missouri (assistant of Jennifer Donavon, Executive Director)

1997 Gallery Assistant, Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri

1997 Artist Assistant, Johann Feilacher, sculpture project at Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, Missouri

1996 Art Editor, Chinese Liberty Journal, St. Louis, Missouri

1995 Art Editor, Wen-Ho Journal, Tainan, Taiwan

1993-95 Art Instructor, Yanagi Studio, Tainan, Taiwan

 

GRANTS/HONORS/AWARDS

2017 Faculty Development Grant, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

2012 Faculty Development Grant, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

2011 Faculty Curator, Notions (a web-based thesis exhibition,) Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

2009 Faculty Development Grant, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

2008 Selected Studio Visit by Jen Mergel, associate curator at ICA Boston, Massachusetts

2008 Co-Curator and Speaker, The Crossing of Time and Environment (exhibition and conference), Tainan University of Technology, Tainan, Taiwan

2008 Co-Curator, 007: Acts & Actions (thirteen works in video exploring moving image duration), Zero Station, Portland, Maine

2008 Selected Studio Visit by Raechell Smith, director/curator of H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas, Missouri

2006 Faculty Development Grant, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

2005 Faculty Development Grant, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

2003 Artist-in-Residence, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

2003 Faculty Development Grant, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

2003 Panelist, Memory, Place, and Space, Southern Humanities Council Conference, Athens, Georgia

2001 Selected Studio Visit, Beate Kemfert, German critic, curator and co-owner of Beetz & Kemfert Kunstberatung

2001 Selected Studio Visit, Susan Snodgrass, critic, curator and editor for Art in America

1999 Invited Panelist, Contemporary Sculpture: Figure, Body, Stand-in, a panel discussion moderated by curator Mel Watkin, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

1999 Selected Studio Visit, Okwui Enwezor, critic and curator, Artistic Director of Documenta XI, 2002, in Kassel Germany, adjunct curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago

1999 Selected Studio Visit, Sue Spaid, critic and curator at Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio

1999 International Student Merit Scholarship, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

1999 Selected Studio Visit, Michael Auping, co-curator of Whitney Biennial, curator of Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas

1999 Wahlert Scholarship, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

1999 School of Art Scholarship, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

1998 School of Art Scholarship, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

1997 Cecille R. Hunt Memorial Award, Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri

1995 The Excellent Teaching Skill in Arts and Craft, Tainan Government, Taiwan

 

LECTURES/TALKS

2015 Visiting Artist Lecture, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), Portland, Oregon

2015 Artist Lecture, Ling-Wen Tsai: Exploring Artistic Creativity, Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts (XAFA), Xi'an, China

2015 Artist Lecture, Installation Art and Performance Art, Sculpture Department, Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts (XAFA), Xi'an, China

2015 Artist Talk, Migration Stories, Ya Ji: East/West Cultural Gatherings, ThinkTank, Portland, Maine

2015 Studio Visit, Migrations, for students from Colby College, Waterville, Maine

2014 Artist Talk, Performance Art, for students from Casco Bay High School, Portland, Maine

2013 Artist Lecture, Ling-Wen Tsai: Works in Context, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine

2012 Artist Talk, Sitting Quietly, University of New England Art Gallery, Portland, Maine

2012 Panelist, Intermedia: a panel discussion examining the relationship between dance, visual, and media arts moderated by Aimee M. Petrin, Executive Director of Portland Ovations, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

2012 Artist Lecture, Exploring Creativity, Madou Cultural Hall, Tainan, Taiwan

2010 Artist Lecture, Seeing and Thinking in Drawing, University of Maine, Augusta, Maine

2009 Artist Lecture (with Deborah Wing-Sproul), one/another collaborations, UMVA: Union of Maine Visual Artists, Warren Memorial Library, Westbrook, Maine

2008 Guess Speaker, The Crossing of Time and Environment (exhibition and conference), Tainan University of Technology, Tainan, Taiwan

2008 Artist Lecture, Ruminant, the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

2007 Artist Talk, Meet the Biennial Artists, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine

2007 Artist Talk, Faculty Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

2005 Artist Talk, Faculty Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

2002 Artist Talk, Terrain: Sculpture Today, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

2002 Artist Talk, Faculty Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

1999 Invited Panelist, Contemporary Sculpture: Figure, Body, Stand-in, a panel discussion moderated by curator Mel Watkin, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

1999 Artist Talk, Migration, The MacLennan Gallery of Asian Art, St. Louis, Missouri

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016 Sarah Moore, "Beyond Sculpture," Portland Magazine, September

2012 Daniel Kany, "A bold feminist statement at UNE," Maine Sunday Telegram, November 25

2012 Bob Keyes, "Postcards from the cutting edge," Maine Sunday Telegram, November 18

2012 Taryn Plumb, "Maine Woman Pioneers III: Vanguard," artscope, November/December

2012 Nicholas Schroeder, "UNE's impressive third all-female exhibit," The Portland Phoenix, November 14

2012 Ken Greenleaf, "Installation at Coleman Burke: Quiet Witness," The Portland Phoenix, April 11

2011 Daniel Kany, "They're just little things, but these works are weighty indeed," Portland Press Herald, October 2

2011 Jeremy Spiegel, MD, "Art Healing," Seishin Books, Portland, Maine

2010 Daniel Kany, "Gallery puts on splendid show of drawing-based artworks," Portland Press Herald, October 3

2009 Caley Bryce Ostrander, "Thinking Outside the Frame," Portland Magazine, September

2009 Avery Yale Kamila, "Reflected Landscape," The Maine Switch, July 23-August 5

2009 Diana Tuite, "ling-wen tsai: liminal landscapes," Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Summer

2009 Elena Sarni, "Deborah Wing-Sproul & Ling-Wen Tsai @ SPACE," Big Red & Shiny, March 15

2008 Nadine Wasserman, "Gimme Shelter," Ruminant, ICA at Maine College of Art, Fall

2008 Elena Sarni, "Ruminant," artscope, September/October

2007 Ian Paige, "Three Pieces, Three Places," The Portland Phoenix, December 7

2007 Andrew Colvin, "Inspiration in All Its Forms at Borestone--Water Bugs," Habitat: Journal of Maine Audubon, Fall

2007 Ian Paige, "Moving Stillness," The Portland Phoenix, September 7

2007 Avery Yale Kamila, "Motion in View," The Maine Switch, September 20-26

2004 Gan Xu, "Globalization of Conceptual Art," Conceptual Art, People's Fine Art publisher, Beijing, China

2002 Victoria Gannon, "Performance art--huh? Portland artists define the undefined art form," Casco Bay Weekly, November 21

2002 Philip Isaacson, "No doubt about it, sculpture show sizzles," Maine Sunday Telegram, March 17

2002 Jenna Russell, "On solid ground," The Portland Phoenix, March 22

2000 Jeff Daniel, "Aspects of being," St. Louis Post--Dispatch, July 30

2000 Ivy Schroeder, "Human being," The River Front Times (St. Louis) August 9-15

1997 Wendy Huang, "Island girl: Learning to swim," St. Louis Chinese Journal, Missouri, October 2

 

EDUCATION

2017 Certificate, Landscape Architecture, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design (GSD), Cambridge, Massachusetts

2000 MFA, Sculpture (Honors,) Washington University, Graduate School of Art, St. Louis, Missouri

1997 BA, Studio Art (Honors,) Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri

1993 BS, Nursing, Chung-Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

Founding Member of Portland Film and Video Artist Collective (PFVAC)

Member of College Art Association (CAA)

 

LANGUAGES

Chinese (Mandarin), Taiwanese, English

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

St. Louis University Museum of Art, St. Louis, Missouri

Bates College, Lewiston, Maine

South Portland Public Library, South Portland, Maine

 

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

George Winston, Christine Vincent, Hong-Wen Lin, Jay York, Aimee & Mark Bessire, Alison Hildreth, Osamu Miyaki, Carol Ross, Amy Stacey Curtis, Oivind and Darrell Lorentzen, Gerald Florenza, Beata Niedzialkowska and Joe Begnaud

 

COMMISSIONS

Claus Fimmel, Christine Vincent, Nathan Kolosko, Seth Warner, Iznaola Guitar Works (IGW)