CHI-LING TABART

Ancora Imparo,

Michelangelo

Chi-Ling Hsieh (Taiwanese birth name)
Born 1978, Taiwan
Chi-Ling Tabart grew up in South Taiwan. There she trained in traditional painting and completed a graphic design degree. She worked as a graphic designer in Taiwan for 6 years before relocating to Australian in 2006. She later moved to Tasmanian where she taught herself wood sculpting and still works as a graphic designer.
Wood carving began as a hobby when Chi-Ling taught herself in late 2012. She works in timber to create detailed, hand crafted, whimsical characters. She combines imagination and sentiment to give viewers a sense of her thoughts about present and past life and old stories from her hometown. She select recycled or off-cut timber and then hand carves and polishes them into art sculptures with the unique patterns and original colours of the wood.
Solo Exhibitions:

2015 ArtBoy Gallery, Prahran, Victoria

 

2018 The Existence of Ghosts

Lightbox, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania

 

2019 Preserved

SideSpace Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania

 
Group Exhibitions:

2016 Finalist – Contemporary Small Sculpture Award,

Deakin University, Victoria.

Winner - People’s Choice Award

A Part of Me - acquired.

 

2016 Rupert Gallery, Hobart Group exhibition

 

2017 Salvaged Art, Kingston, Tasmania

 

2018 Finalist – Contemporary Small Sculpture Award,

Deakin University, Victoria.

There’s plenty of fish in the sea

Awards and Grants:

Finalist – 2016 Contemporary Small Sculpture Award,

Deakin University, Victoria.

Winner - People’s Choice Award

A Part of Me - acquired.

Finalist - 2018 Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award, Victoria 
Finalist - 2020 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, New South Wales
Finalist - 2020 Stanthorpe Art Prize, Queensland

Commissioned projects:
March 2016 - Sculpture  "An Aries girl"
September 2016 - Sculpture "Fox"
April 2017 - Sculpture  "A cup of coffee with a black soul"
December 2017 - Wood Brooch  "Owl"
December 2019 - Echidnas
March 2020 - "We are the team"
Taiwanese / Australian Artist

2016 January  chi-Ling WoodArt