Hui-Ying Tsai is a Taiwanese artist based in New York. She comes from a family which values Taiwanese heritage with strong aesthetic practice in art and music. Her mother played an important rule of developing her love of literature. Her technical skills started from clay hand building, and later still life drawing, though the early conceptual and aesthetic development is self taught. Her academic fine arts training started from National Kaohsiung Normal University. When she became a licensed High School Art teacher in Taiwan, she wanted to push her art internationally. At the age of 24 she came to the US pursuing her MFA degree in San Francisco Art Institute majoring in New Genres. She has been exhibiting internationally in Taiwan, USA, Korea, and Ireland over a decade. A series of digital work was collected by National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts in 2010. The same year she also collaborated with the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the San Francisco Arts Commission developed community based project.