Around the age
of ten, Hsin-Yao started painting in watercolors, as well as
other mediums,out side of school. The early exposure instilled
in him the foundation needed to excel at very early age.
from high school in Taiwan, in 2004 summer, Hsin-Yao came to
United State to study aboard.
He received B.F.A.
of Fine Art Painting from Academy of Art University, San Francisco
in 2009. And he received M.F.A of Fine Art Painting from the
same school in 2012. Hsin-Yao, having already developed a signature
style, has had his work recognized by the major art magazines
of today, as well as by an unprecedented number of highly prestigious
galleries especially in his young age.
technique in oils brilliant and sure; he paints in a Romantic,
expressive manner that honors the Western tradition while signaling
an edgy, contemporary complexity. Hsin-Yao has a curiosity and
energy that propel him toward experimentation and innovation;
accordingly, he works in a range of genres: from lush evocations
of San Francisco and other cities to expressive portraits and
finally to lustrous interiors in which multiple figures enact
a story. While his technical mastery's superb it is never arid
prose testifies to the fact that he is ambitious in the best
sense; he is eager to push his art beyond what immediate and
popular toward the timeless and real. His dedication and interest
in the arts is apparent from over ten years of hard work and
recognized by the Art Renewal Center
as an ARC Living Master in 2014.
He has exhibited
his artworks in a huge number of group shows across the United
States, including solo shows, two-person shows, and many other
He has won many awards at the Academy of Art University Spring
received both Exceptional Merit Award and Certificate of Excellence
in International Portrait Society of America, 2012 and 2010;
for three years straight from 2009-2010 to2011-2012.
He has been on the Top 100 Finalists of its International ARC
He received a total of six (6) awards in three different categories
of the salon competition, which included one Honorable Mention
Award in Landscapes category, three Honorable Mention Awards
in Drawing category and one Finalist Award in Animal category
and one Finalist Award in Figurative category.
Second Place in The Artists Magazines 25th annual
contest- Portrait/Figure. Third Place in the International Artist
Magazine (June/July 2008).
Hsin-Yao is representing
by Waterhouse Gallery, in Santa Barbara.
His dedication and passion for painting has never been stronger
as he continues to paint and think outside the boundaries.