Sue Tsai is an artist and designer that was born and raised in New York City. I have been following Tsai on Instagram for about two years now. Initially I was drawn to her because of her incredible artwork and passion for following her dreams of becoming an artist, but also because she is a city girl just like me.
I was first introduced to Tsai when I came across a video of her on Youtube. She was doing an interview with the clothing brand, Young and Reckless, where she spoke about the inspiration behind some of her designs and why it was so important for her to create artwork that her generation would be able to relate to.
Tsai has had exhibits in the New York City area before, but I never had the opportunity to check out her artwork in person. On Monday, August 20th I was finally able to visit her latest exhibit entitled, You Deserve A Beautiful Life. I was immediately stunned when I made it to the gallery, because I couldn’t believe that I was actually there. After all this time of following this talented young woman, it was truly a blessing to be able to witness her incredible artwork in person. This was not my first time checking out artwork, as I have been to Art Basel in Miami before and have attended a few galleries with one of my cousins. However what made Tsai’s gallery so different was that it spoke to me. Tsai’s work definitely follows the saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Each piece spoke for itself and had such an immense amount of detail.
It was really hard for me to choose my favorite piece, but if I really had to it would be her bright pink piece which features a little girl with a magnifying glass and above her reads, “I hope I never die with creativity still left in my heart,” which could be seen below.
I related to this piece the most because I saw myself in that little girl. Hoping that even at the age of twenty-six that I achieve all of my dreams and don’t leave any creativity behind, but only encouragement to everyone that looks up to and admires me to conquer the world and continue to go after their dreams and thats exactly what Tsai did for me.
I don’t want to spill any of the tea on the rest of the gallery, because I encourage everyone that is in the tristate area to definitely check it out, but if you have had the opportunity to visit please comment and let me know your thoughts.
Sue Tsai’s, You Deserve A Beautiful Life exhibit is located on 208 Bowery Street New York, New York and is open from 12pm-8pm until Saturday, August 26th.