Marlene Tseng Yu


1. (06-68Glacier melting 1, 2006

Acrylic on canvas

36"x48"(91x122cm


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2:   (06-67) Glacier melting2, 2006
       Acrylic on canvas

36"x48"(91x122cm)

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3:   (04-27)Molten lava"2004

Acrylic on paper

32"x42"(81x107cm


Marlene Tseng Yu joins abstract black and white painting with colorful images of glaciers melting and forest fires. Marlene sees many elements in our environment, be they as broad as the horizon beyond or as small as cells under the microscope. In this setting, she hopes to capture the spirit of the universe, its rhythm and movements.

The beauty of the universe changes with time. As the days pass and the seasons change, the sky, earth, mountains and rivers repeat in patterns that are never really quite the same. In my search for the variations of the many faces in nature, I have found that nature provides an infinite source of inspiration for artistic expression. I love the many elements in our environment, be they as broad as the horizon beyond or small as cells under the microscope. In this vast setting, I hope to capture the spirit of the universe, its rhythm and movements, its quiet and angry moods, its colors and forms.

With the traditional Chinese and Western art training, together with my own experiments, I have sought to create techniques that can fully express my ideas and feelings. The techniques may vary greatly from painting to painting, as to embody the scope of my expression. The reference to nature is the focus of all my paintings. I have found that painting in water media - acrylic demands an absolute control of the medium to achieve the various effects, textures, and transparencies. The scale of the painting is a challenge, but not a limitation for me. To produce on canvas or paper what I have in my mind, my ideas and feelings on the universe, is a great challenge.

Marlene TSENG-YU


Lives and works in Long Island City, NY

Education

1967 MFA University of Colorado at Boulder

1960 BFA, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013 Forces of Nature and Dream Series: 50 Years of Creation, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2012 ICE: Melting Glaciers and Avalanche Paintings, 1965-2012, Fort Collins Museum of Art, Colorado

2012 Turquoise Floating: Paintings and Works on Paper, 1970-2012, ACA Galleries, New York, NY

2011 Forms Environmental, Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, Las Vegas, NV

2010 Forces of Nature - Green Movement in Art, 1971-2007, Magma Arte & Congresos, Costa Adeje de Tenerife, Spain

2010 Nature & Cosmos, 1966-2010, Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens, NY

2010 Forces of Nature, 1971-2007, Centro de Arte La Recova, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

2010 Forces of Nature & Green Movement in Art, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2009 Forces of Nature Green Movement in Art, 1971-2009, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

2009 Forces of Nature Green Movement in Art, 1971-2009, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY

2008 Forces of Nature - Mural-Sized Paintings, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

2008 Forces of Nature - 40 Years, Crossing Art, Flushing NY

2008 Forces of Nature - 40 Years, National Gallery in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic 

2007    "Melina" Municipal Cultural Centre of Athens, "Glacier Melting - 40 years," Athens, Greece

2006 Forces of Nature, 1971-2006, Towson University, Center for the Arts, Towson, MD 

2006 Forces of Nature – Mural-Sized Paintings, Burgenländische Landesgalerie, Eisenstadt, Austria

2006 Forces of Nature – Mural-sized Paintings, 2003, Orangerie Schloss Esterházy, Eisenstadt, Austria 

2005 Forces of Nature – 40 years of Art, 1965-2005 Queensborough College Art Museum. Queens, NY

2005 Forces of Nature – Oversize Paintings, 1998-2005, Art Museum, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO


Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 Co-Evolution & Complementarity, ICI Kulturlabor Institute of Cultural Inquiry, Berlin, Germany 

2012 Forces of Nature Art Hamptons, Bridgehampton, NY

2012 Nature through the Lens, Rainforest Art Foundation, Long Island City, NY

2010 I am the Cosmos, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ

2010 6th Rainforest Art Show, Rainforest Art Foundation, Long Island City, NY

2008 Meditation in Contemporary Chinese Landscape, Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College, Queens, NY

2008 International Art, Miami Art Fair, Miami, FL

2006 Female Language, Lincoln Center Cork Gallery, New York, NY

2006 People of the Mind, Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, MN

2006 Ecology Earth Art Show 21, The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan 

2006 Body – Fact of Human Body, Asian Fusion Gallery, New York, NY

2005 Revelation, Asian Fusion Gallery, New York, NY

2005 Rainforest Art Show, Asian Cultural Center, New York, NY

20055th Ecology Earth Art Show 21,  Museum of Modern Art, Saitama-Ken, Japan 

2005 Reasons to Love the Earth Show, Leeuwenberch, Utrecht, Netherlands 

2005 Metropolitan Chinese American Women Show, Chung-Cheng Art Gallery, St. John’s University, Queens, NY

2005 Grand Opening – Asian Fusion, Asian Cultural Center, New York, NY

2004 San Jose Museum of Art, “35th Anniversary Acquisition Show”, California, USA

2004 NEXUS: Taiwan in Queens, Queens Museum, Queens, NY