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Hsin-Yao received his Bachelor of Fine Art degree in painting from Academy of Art University, San Francisco, in 2009 and his Master of Fine Art degree from the same university in 2012. He works in a range of genres: from lush evocations of San Francisco and other cities to expressive portraits and finally to lustrous interiors in which multiple figures enact a story. He usually uses the visual richness and the muted tones of color, and expressive brush-strokes to indicate his subjects. His dedication and interest in the arts is apparent from over ten years of hard work and academic studies.
His many awards include Exceptional Merit Award at the 2012 International Portrait competition at Portrait Society of America, second place in the portrait/figure category of The Artist’s Magazine’s 2008 Annual Competition, a Certificate of Excellence in the 2010 Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition, and finalist in the Art Renewal Center Salon for 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011 and 2011-2012.