Tzu-Ning Chiang （Viola Chiang） was born in Taipei, Taiwan, lives and works between Venice and Dublin. Member of Black church print studio, Dublin, Ireland. Education and diplomas:： Cattolic Fu-Jen University 【Chinese Literature and The Department of Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management】Taipei,Taiwan Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia ( Academy of Fine Arts in Venice)【Grafica d'Arte】 Venice,Italy Exhibitions: 06/2018: 2nd INTERNATIONAL PRINTMAKING TRIENNIAL “Gli Argonauti”, Collegno, Italy. 23/12/2017: UPMarket (art and design market). Studio 10, Dublin,Ireland. 04-06/2017: 3rd INTERNATIONAL PRINTMAKING TRIENNIAL. Belgrade, Serbia. 04/02/2016－26/02/2016: Vitosha (group exhibition). Chervenata tochka gallery（Sofia 24 Kiril & Metodiy str）,Sofia, Bulgaria. 21/11/2015－13/03/2016: 9° Premio Internazionale Biennale d'incisione. Monsummano Terme, Italy. 09/05－31/07/2015: Gioco&Giochi nella fotografia da metà Ottocento ai giorni nostri.Galleria Sagittaria Pordenone, Italy. 05/2014 : L’acqua è Maestra.Accademia di belle arti di Venezia,Venice,Italy . 06/2013: Oniric Printmaker (Sotto la Luna della stampa. Dimostrazioni di stampa ed esposizione di opere del corso di Calcografia),Accademia di belle arti di Venezia,Venice,Italy .
Scholarships/subsidies/stipends: 10/2015－01/2016: Erasmus four months in "National academy of fine art of Sofia" .Sofia, Bulgaria.
Artist in residences: Atelier Austmarka, Austmarka, Norway. 13/10－24/10/2014. 14/10－29/10/2015. 07/04－29/04/2016. 22/08－31/08/2016.
Workshop: 08/2014: Workshop with children "Play with Chinese ink, rice paper and calligraphy"(Workshop d'arte: Tra acqua e inchiostro) National Taiwan University of Art, Island San Servolo of Venice, Italy. 08/2015: Workshop cyanotype. Art space【Liv'in riverside】,Taipei, Taiwan. 09/2016: Workshop with children " Play with Chinese ink, rice paper and calligraphy", Hotel Hilton Molino Stucky,Venice,Italy.
Artist statement： Tzu Ning Chiang, was born in Taipei, Taiwan, based between Venice and Dublin. Member in Black church print studio in 2017,currently studying an MA in printmaking in Academy of fine art of Venice. Completed her BA in printmaking in Academy of fine art of Venice. During her academy, she went to Bulgaria for four months Erasmus (National Academy of fine art of Sofia) and four times in three years for an art residency in Atelier Austmarka, Norway.
Her printmaking works selected in Art Night Oniric Printmaker (Sotto la Luna della stampa. Dimostrazioni di stampa ed esposizione di opere del corso di Calcografia) and her watercolor painting selected in L’acqua è Maestra in Academy of fine art of Venice in 2010. One printmaking work Island selected in 9° Premio Internazionale Biennale dell'incisione in museo di arte contemporanea e del Novecento in Monsummano Terma, Italy in 2015. One printmaking work Composition selected in 3°International printmaking Triennial Belgrade, Serbia in 2017. Her photography work selected in Gioco&Giochi nella fotografia da metà Ottocento ai giorni nostri cured by prof. Guido Cecere in Sagittaria Gallery ,Pordenone, Italy in 2015. During her Erasmus in Bulgaria, she organized group exhibition Vitosha with three Italian artists in Chervenata tochka gallery in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2016. She would like to go many places to feel more and understand different culture, it will be push her more ideas and feel cultural shock. During her studying in Academy of fine art of Venice, she tried several different techniques, not only printmaking, and she found a way to continue: between cyanotype and printmaking. Her BA degree’s thesis is focus on cyanotype and calligraphy. She is interested in old technique to connect new way, and enjoy learning hand writing and print with cyanotype, woodcut, lithography or etching and aquatint. Hand writing on paper is the same thing writing or drawling on metal.