Lun-Yi London Tsai


Master's of Arts, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1994

Bachelor's of Science, Tufts University, Medford, MA, 1992


Tsai Art and Science Foundation, Executive Director, SoHo, New York, August 2013 - Present

Denise Bibro Fine Art, Chelsea, Manhattan, New York, August 2015 - November 2016

Amos Eno Gallery, Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, June 2015 - May 2016

Markgraeflerhof Artist Residency, Bartels Foundation, Basel, Switzerland, June 8 - August 22, 2013

AutoCenter Summer Program (with Thomas Scheibitz), Berlin, Germany, June 17 - 22, 2013

Fountainhead Studios, Miami, FL, December 2012 - February 2014

Karl Hofer Gesellschaft Artist Residency, Berlin, Germany, May - August 2008

Shift Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2006-2007

Center for Advanced Visual Studies, MIT, Fellow (with Otto Piene), Cambridge, MA, 2001-2002

Selected Exhibitions:


"Tsaibernetics: trangenerational cybernetics," curated by Ryszard W. Kluszczyński, Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdańsk, Poland, July 21 - December 10, 2023

"Illuminations," curated by Diedra Krieger for Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, PA, May 6 - June 26, 2022.

"Flying Desserts and Other Utopias," Central Terminal Gallery, Miami International Airport, Miami, FL, Nov. 2016 - April 2017

"Talents," Denise Bibro Fine Art, Chelsea, Manhattan, New York, September 10 - October 3, 2015

"A Place for Memories and Secrets" (with Susanna Bluhm and Chris Buening), Soil Art Collective, Seattle WA, Jan. 2 - Feb. 1, 2014

"Formats & Maquettes: extra-studio practice" Markgraeflerhof Artist Residency, Bartels Fondation, Basel, Switzerland, August 9-11, 2013

"Quantum Shift," The Richard Shack Gallery, Art Center / South Florida, curated by Kristen Thiele, May 11 - June 17, 2012

"Processes & Representations," Neue Galerie Karl-Hofer-Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany, August 2008

"Transition Gadgets," Shoreline Community College Art Gallery, Shoreline WA, April 2008

"Demonstrations," Shift Collaborative Studio, Seattle WA, May 3 – June 2, 2007

"9-11 Reactions / Reflections," The National Arts Club, New York City, September 16 – 28, 2002

"Lun-Yi TSAI, Oil Paintings," The China National Museum of Art, Beijing, China, Sept. 26 – Oct. 15, 2000


“Negative Space: Trajectories of Sculpture," curated by Peter Weibel, Daria Mille, and Anett Holzheid, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany, April 6 - August 11, 2019

"What is a Drawing?” curated by Greg Leshé and Sandy Martiny, Pierro Gallery @ The Baird Center, South Orange, NJ, Nov. 8 - Dec. 15, 2018

"Art n Math," curated by Kate Vrijmoet, Katherine Cook, and Dan Finkel, Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA), Seattle, WA, March 1 - April 14, 2018

"The Art of Now," curated by Betty Levin, Hearst Galleries, Hearst Tower, New York, NY, January - June 2016

"Art From the Boros III," Denise Bibro Fine Art, Chelsea, New York, July 23 - August 15, 2015

"The Scientific Eye: Art & Science," North Seattle College Art Gallery, Seattle WA, Nov. 4 - Dec. 5, 2014

"10 Jahre Stiftung Bartels Fondation," Markgraeflerhof, Bartels Fondation, Basel, Switzerland, Oct. 25 - Nov. 2, 2014

"Collection of Siegfried Grauwinkel," Vasarely Museum, Budapest, Hungary, August 2013

"Sommerfest an der Spree," Karl-Hofer-Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany, July 2008

"Aesthetics/Analytics," Curated by Barbara Shaiman, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle WA, Nov.–Dec. 2006

"Intersection: Art + Math = X," CU Special Year in Art and Mathematics, UMC Art Gallery, University of Colorado Boulder, June 27 – Aug. 5, 2005

"VEXED: on the theme of art and politics," Curated by Esther Luttikhuizen, Kittredge Gallery at the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, Oct. 5 – 29, 2004

"Beyond Talk: Redrawing Race," Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle, Apr. 30 – Dec. 12, 2004


Tsai's work is in the permanent collections of the Butler Institute of American Art; the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington; Seattle Art Museum Gallery; the Bartels Fondation, the Siegfried Grauwinkel Collection. His work is in private collections in Basel, Beijing, Berlin, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Miami, Munich, New York, Oxford, Paris, Seattle, and Taipei.

Selected Bibliography:

"Forms of Balance," a documentary film by Allegra Oxborough with sound by Grant Cutler, to be released in 2024.

"Tsaibernetics: Transgenerational Cybernetic Art," exhibition book, Ryszard Kluszczyński, Ed., Steve Dixon, Martha Schwendener, Andreas Killen, Zack Treisman, Joanna Walewska-Choptiany, Art + Science Meeting Project Series, Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdańsk, Poland, 2023

"From Two to Three: An Essay by David B. Auerbach on London and Wen-Ying Tsai," Grizzly Grizzly Artist Collective, Philadelphia, PA, August 19, 2022.

"Hopf Fibration: a rotor-generated space" in "Negative Space: Trajectories of Sculpture in the 20th and 21st Centuries," Peter Weibel (ed.), MIT Press, Cambridge, MA / London, England, 2021

"Hopf Fibration (2018)" by London Tsai (cover art) for "Topology: A Categorical Approach" by Tai-Danae Bradley, Tyler Bryson, and John Terilla, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA / London, England, 2020

"London Tsai - The Reclusive Dean of the New Escherians," The Portal by Eric Weinstein, December 1, 2019

"Hopf Fibration: a rotor-generated space" in "Introductory Lectures on Equivariant Cohomology" by Loring Tu, Annals of Mathematics Studies, Princeton University Press, pending 2019

"Shafarevich's Conjecture" in "Moduli Theory and Singularities" by Sándor Kovács, Notices of the American Mathematical Society, April 2018, p. 406

"Art n Math," by Katherine Cook and Dan Finkel, CoCA Exhibition catalogue, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle WA, 2018

"To the World's End/A Circle Bundle Over a Circle," by Lun-Yi Tsai and Zachary Treisman for "Differential Geometry," by Loring Tu, Springer, 2017

"Summer Again," by Lun-Yi Tsai (cover art) for "A Second Course in Linear Algebra," by Stephan Ramon Garcia and Roger A. Horn, Cambridge University, 2017

"The Topologist's Sine Curve," by Lun-Yi Tsai for Scientific American blog "Roots of Unity" by Evelyn Lamb, May 31, 2015

"Orientable Surfaces" by Lun-Yi London Tsai for Trends in Genetics: Topology of Evolution, Cell Press, Cambridge MA, January 2015 (cover art)

"Geometric Representation Theory," David Ben-Zvi, Ed., Emissary Magazine, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), Berkeley CA, Fall 2014 (cover art)

"Surprised Again on the Diagonal,” by Lun-Yi Tsai (cover art) for “Matrix Analysis,” by Roger A. Horn, Charles R. Johnson, Cambridge University, 2012

“Math professor uses equations to create art,” by Margaux Herrera, The Miami Herald, June 10, 2012, p. 6NE

“London Tsai’s 5-foot aluminum breast sculpture meant to host nursing moms,” The Huffington Post, May 12, 2012

“Exhibit showcases wonders of childhood,” The Miami Herald, December 4, 2011

“The mathematical imagery of Lun-Yi Tsai,” by Aravind Asok, Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society (cover story), October 2010, pp. 695 - 697

“Math, Art, and the Infinite: Mapping Reality,” by Lun-Yi Tsai, Tufts Magazine (cover story), Fall 2009, pp.16 – 21

“Local prof’s art adds up to German Honors” by Fabiola Santiago, Miami Herald, September 6, 2008

"Mathmaker of the Week Lun-Yi Tsai: The Bridge Builder,” Jahr der Mathematik 2008, August 25, 2008

Im Portrait (interview), Berlin Online TV – Freshmilk, by Bianca Welsch, July 5, 2008

“Transition Gadgets at SCC Gallery” by Jocelyn Robinson, The Enterprise, Seattle, WA, April 11, 2008

“Beautiful Math & Fantastic Reality,” interview by Megan Sukys for The Beat, NPR Radio KUOW 94.9 FM, Seattle, June 1, 2007

“Intuition + Math + Architecture = Drawing” by Sheila Farr, The Seattle Times, May 25, 2007, p. 43H

“Beautiful Geekery: Conceptions of Space” by Jen Graves, The Stranger, May 10, 2007, p. 23

“Math & Art Month” by Rachel Shimp, The Seattle Weekly, May 16, 2007, p. 28

“Lun-Yi Tsai at Shift“ by Jim Demetre, Artdish, May 21, 2007

“Literature: Reading Fiction, Poetry, and Drama,” 6th Edition by Robert DiYanni, McGraw-Hill, 2007, pp. 906 – 907

“SoHo: The Rise and Fall of an Artists’ Colony” by Richard Kostelanetz, Routledge, 2003, pp. 181 – 185

“Mathematical Impressions: Lun-Yi Tsai A92” by Laura Ferguson, Tufts Magazine, Fall 2004, p. 59

“Compelling collection of art with a conscience” by Matthew Kangas, Seattle Times, May 28, 2004

“Artists’ SoHo” by Richard Kostelanetz, NY Arts Magazine, November 2002, p. 93

“Lun-Yi Tsai: oil paintings” by Gongkai Pan, Di’an Fan, Changming Peng, Yuanyuan An, exhibition catalogue, The China Museum of Fine Arts, 2000