Residency Dates
  • August 2022 – September 2022

Helen Shewolfe Tseng is an interdisciplinary artist, designer, witch, naturalist, and creative coder, born to Taiwanese immigrants in the Deep South, and currently based in San Francisco. Their work is influenced by ancestral and diasporic relationships to place, folk spiritual practices, interspecies collaborations, trickster archetypes, and neurodivergence, and has taken the forms of drawings, paintings, books and zines, writing, rituals, talismans, talks, workshops, installations, participatory works, computational works, and combinations of the above. Coyotes and wild canids are a common theme in recent explorations, as a narrative portal to examining power, land, myth, migration, social and environmental precarity, and emergence. Previously, Tseng was a 2018-2019 YBCA Fellow, the 2019 Designer in Residence at Headlands Center for the Arts, and in the Fall 2021 Creative Code Immersive cohort at Gray Area. They have also been in residence at the Oxford Internet Institute (UK), Westfjords Residency (Iceland), A-Z West (Joshua Tree), The Future (Minneapolis), and This Will Take Time (Point Arena, California). Tseng has given talks and guest lectures at Stanford University, the University of San Francisco, Weisman Art Museum (Minneapolis), Place Talks at the Prelinger Library, and ICON: The Illustration Conference.