I am interested in our shared human history. This magnificent and complicated humanity both baffles and challenges me to understand it. So I draw and paint, and I build things from my own imaginations, often based on perceived realities, hoping to make some sense of it all.
I believe that art should not only convey ideas but also elevate the senses. Engage and be accessible by providing clues, questions, challenges, but don't hand out the answers! After all, the reason I make art is to explore our place in the cosmos and share the journey in so doing.
Reflecting the multi-layered world we live in, Sherry Tseng Hill often superimposes imagery and pattern, and plays with combining opposite expressions: the soft and the hard, the transparent and the opaque, the flat and the spatial, the literal and the abstract.
Constantly exploring different techniques and mediums to create textures and see how they can best tell the story or convey the emotions she hopes to evoke, her drawings, paintings and 3-D constructions reflect her background as an architect. Her love of the sciences, mathematics, and literature, and her particular interest in the idea of nonlinear time/space of personal histories as well as the cosmos are prominent themes in her work.
Straddling the east and the west, Sherry Tseng Hill was born in Taiwan and lived there until she was a young teenager. Her childhood experiences growing up in Taiwan forms a great part of her approach to life and her art. She attended Rice University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Architecture, and a Bachelor of Architecture. She is a practicing architect and artist living and working in Houston, Texas.