Mei Chen Tseng ARE

  • Born in Hualien, Taiwan in 1977
  • BA degree in English literature in Fu-jen Catholic University in Taiwan, 1999.
  • Master degree in painting in Rome Academy of Fine Arts in Italy, 2006.
  • Lives and works in Rome, Taipei

The experience of living and studying between Taiwan and Italy gives Tseng sensitiveness to more iconic, conceptual and spiritual kind of images. Italian art has great influences on her way of depicting forms, lights and shadows, and the love for wood engraving derives from her passion for literature and delicate details.

Personal Exhibitions

  • 2021 “The Organization of a Chaotic Mind”, Helios Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2015 “Landscape of Words”, IP Gallery, Hualien, Taiwan
  • 2013-2014 “Il canto dei segni”, Castello di Acaya, Lecce, Italy
  • 2013 “The Book of Prints and Paintings”, Moon12 Gallery, Taipei
  • 2012 “The Pianist on the End Grain Wood Block”, Wistaria Tea House, Taipei
  • 2010  “The Story of an Abandoned Trunk”, MOCOBO center for arts and culture, Rome, Italy.
  • 2010 “Negative Portraits of Hands and Feet”, Artpillar, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2008  “Frammenti di memoria”, Cultural Bureau Gallery of Hualien County, Hualien, Taiwan,
  • 2006  “Wood-engraving Between West and East” organized by the “National Committee of Pio II Piccolomini” in Embassy of Taiwan in Vatican, Gallery of Palace Viviani, Accademia Raffaello, Urbino, Italy.

Group Exibitions


“London Original Print Fair”, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, London, UK.

“The Masters: Relief”, Bankside Gallery, London, UK.


“Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair”, Woolwich arsenal, London, UK.

“London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, London, UK.

“Sydney contemporary”, Sydney, Australia.


“RE annual exhibition”, Bankside Gallery, London, UK.

“RE original prints at For Arts Sake”, For Arts Sake The Printmakers Gallery, London, UK.

“Art of the Print”, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.


“TRACE Wood Engraving & IPC Collection”, Teh-Chun Art Gallery, NTNU, Taipei, Taiwan.

“The Masters”, Bankside Gallery, London, UK.

“ART NOW the artist’s fair London 2015”, Bargehouse, London, UK.


“77-78th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Wood Engravers”
Art Jericho Gallery, Oxford; Bankside Gallery, London, England.


“The Progress in Taiwan Modern Printmaking: Woodcut & its variation” curated by Huang Yu Shen, Taiwan National Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan.

“A Wood Engravers Menagerie”, Zygote Press, Cleveland USA.

“Absolute Spring in the Air”, YesArt Air Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan.


“International Wood Engraving Invitational 2013”, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, USA.


“75th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Wood Engravers”
Art Jericho Gallery, Oxford; Victoria Gallery, Bath; Bankside Gallery, London, England.


“ Cantico di San Francesco” Galleria il tempo ritrovato, Rome, Italy.

“Carte in musica”, Palazzo Mathis di Bra (Cuneo), Torino, Italy


“Woodcut”, Howard Plaza Boutique, Taipei, Taiwan


“Engravings of Asian artists”, Centro per l’incisione e la Grafica d’Arte, Formello Italy.

“International premiere “Fabio Bertoni” for engravings VI^ Edizione”, La Galleria Donato Bramante, Fermignano, Italy.

“ LINOELUMGRAFIE”, International center for engravings and graphic art,  Formello, Italy

“Personaggio e Rituale”, National Library of Tropea, Italy

“Il Segno Contemporaneo Italiano”, Museo Venanzo Crocetti, Rome, Italy


“ Artisti A.R.G.A.M. Accademie”, Gallery La Vetrata, Rome, Italy.

“Xilografie”, Centro per l’incisione e la Grafica d’Arte, Formello, Italy.

“La Libreria Piccolomini Attraverso Le Incisioni”, Monument of San Salvatore in Lauro, Accademia Raffaello di Urbino and L’istituto Svizzero di Roma, Rome, Urbino, Italy.

National premiere of Arts 2005 “, National Museum of Musical Instruments of Rome, Italy.


“National premiere of Arts 2004”, National museum of musical instruments, Rome Italy.



Overseas Prize, Society of Wood Engravers, 78th annual exhibitionThe GreatArt Award, Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, The Masters-Relief Prints


Overseas Prize, Society of Wood Engravers, 77th annual exhibition


2014 The Book of Prints and Paintings

2013 The Pianist on the End Grain Wood Block, ISBN978-986-84360-3-9

2008 Eco della memoria, ISBN978-957-41-5561-3

2006 Wood Engraving between Two Worlds, ISBN0812983076