Chiang Hsin-Ching was born in 1970 in Taichung, Taiwan. She is a writer, a poet, and an artist. During the four-year-study in the Department of Chinese Literature at Soochow University, she indulged herself in the masterpiece collection of Chinese antiques, ink paintings, and calligraphy in the National Palace Museum, Taipei. The seeds for her future creation of ink paintings and calligraphy had been planted since then. From 1998 to 2001, she cycled around the world across five continents and over thirty countries along with her best friend Vicky Lin. They visited famous scenic mountains in dialogue with Nature, hundreds of cities, and lots of art galleries, museums, and former residences of artists that accumulated rich nutrients in art. Since 2001, she started to publish over ten travel literary works and was invited to write travel and aesthetics columns for Taiwanese newspapers and magazines.
While “When I met you” released in 2012, she began to take a try on writing creative calligraphy, setting its layout in calligraphy lines like painting, and held her first solo exhibition of creative calligraphy in the same year. Without ever taking painting brushes before the year of 2013, she listened to and was evoked by her soul, entering into the new field of contemporary ink paintings under the guidance of Prof. Liu Kuo-Sung, father of modern ink paintings. She created plenty of great works in bright colors which are full of tension and with self-style only within half a year. In 2014, she formally learned to create modern ink paintings under the guidance of Prof. Liu Kuo-Sung, Prof. Lo Fong, Prof. Lee Cheng-Ming, Prof. Cheng Tai-Le, and Prof. Chuang Lien-Tung. From an art lover to an art creator, the direction of life changes unexpectedly. Chiang Hsin-Ching shows her inner life energy through the combination of ink and color with various techniques, creating the atmosphere of art and spiritual pursuit by stacking rhythm of inks, vivid colors, and symbolic signs. Between concreteness and abstraction, there is a strong personal style in her ink paintings that express the eastern humanism philosophy.