Ting Ting Hsu

Ting Ting Hsu utilizes her paintings to explore the surroundings around her and to find profound meaning in each subject’s own existence in the world. Often portraying the beauty that is commonly overlooked in daily objects and sceneries around her, she is able to capture dramatic emotions from the simplicity in her subjects. She takes the beauty in those briefest moments and puts them down on canvas to preserve the emotions of that moment forever. To capture the powerful emotions rather than just simply putting down what one would deem too ordinary, she works on each motif repeatedly to find new challenges and extrapolate new insights in each attempt. Negative space and lighting are two elements that she uses to create the compositions in her work. Lighting and the shadows it casts are often the main element—they define the subject while creating endless interpretations of each setting. Through all aspects of light, the way it falls, moves, changes, and colors the object it shines on, her inspiration blossoms.

In addition to her art practice, TingTing Hsu founded the York Fine Arts in 2015 and currently offering online art education in a new way. From 2018- present, she is on the faculty of the Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.  

Her work can be found in public and private collections throughout the United States, China, and Taiwan. TingTing has won Best Show Award at the 2017 GSWS Members Exhibition and 2015-2016 NYAA Academy Scholar Award. She went on to earn her M.F.A. of painting from the New York Academy of Art.