Profile Photo

Hwei-Li Tsao

  • 1000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo, CA 94960, USA

About The Artist

Artist Statement

It all began with examining the impact of modern consumption on our lives through my cultural heritage. Everything from single-use products to high-end luxury items contains plastic material. I began to sculpt polyvinyl garments as inspiration for a series of drawings and paintings.

I employ realism in my oil painting to narrate stories through everyday objects and people. I often experiment with new materials and media. For instance, working on plastic paper, I surrender some control over where the ink goes, let the surprises happen, and learn to work with the unknown. With Chinese brush drawing, I love the immediacy and freshness of the mark-making on Xuan paper. I switch among different media and series to keep my mind active and fresh. Simply put, I want to be the best artist I am capable of at the end of the day.


Hwei-Li Tsao is a San Francisco-based artist. She has exhibited at the de Young Open, Triton Museum, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Marin MOCA, Gallery 621, The Mine Gallery in Fairfax, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Marin Falkirk Cultural Center, Marin Society of Artists, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, College of Marin, Las Vegas (NM) Art Council, and around the Bay Area.

She completed an MFA in Painting at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2011. In addition to being a studio artist, she has taught at the College of Marin, the Adult Continuing Education at the San Francisco Art Institute, and Marin Academy.

Art Medium(s)

Oil Paint, Acrylic Paint, Drawing, Sculpture

Group Studio Details

San Anselmo Artist Studios are located in the Isabel Cook Community Center on 1000 Francis Drake Blvd in San Anselmo.

Studio Information

Building Name

Isabel Cook Center

Special Location Or Visiting Instructions

Please send email to for a studio visit.

Contact Information

Artist Full Name
Contact Email Address
Artist Website


Sign up to get our emails.

Connect with us.

See You In Our Studios!