Ava Hsueh Taiwan, b. 1956

Born in 1956 in Taichung, Taiwan

Lives and works in Taichung, Taiwan


Ava Hsueh obtained her D.A. degree in Arts from New York University, and currently serves as the Professor Emeritus in the Tainan National University of the Arts. She has been appointed as the Director of National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Chief Executive of National Cultural and Arts Foundation, and has  served as the Dean of the College of Visual Arts, the Chair of the Doctoral Program in Art Creation and Theory in Tainan National University of the Arts.


Hsueh has long chosen abstract language as her artistic expression. In dexterously conjuring biomorphic abstraction and geometric abstraction, she creates a hybrid reality that corresponds to epochal shifts in contemporary abstract art.


Hsueh has exhibited internationally, including in Taiwan, China, Korea, Japan, France, Italy, and the U.S. She has been awarded the Creation Award of Li Chun Shen Foundation of Modern Painting, the Institutional Honorable Award for Woman in Culture and Arts, the Third Merit Medal from the Executive Yuan of Taiwan, the 3rd Art Education Contribution Prize: Outstanding Teacher from the Ministry of Education, and the Research Award National Science Council (1996). Her works are housed in various collections, including the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Taichung, Taiwan; Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan; Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China; White Rabbit Museum, Chippendale, Australia; and private collections.