2004 “Wing”collected by Hualien City Administration in the event of Yi Yi Bu She (preservation of chairs)
2005 “Dialog” collected by Hualien City Administration in the event of the Floral World
2005 Judges’ Award at Hualien International Stone Sculpture Festival
2006 invited to Stone Sculpture Symposium at National Museum of Prehistory
2006 Solo Exhibition at Art Gallery in Lige Hotel
2008 Stone Sculpture Collective Exhibition From the Mountains Behind at Gallery Chuan, Taipei
Graduated from Stonework Department at Yu-Li High School, Ming-Kuan Tsai once learned about art at Prof. Yu-Yu Yang’s and Mr. Li-Hsian Hsu’s studios and has been the representative for Taiwan to join the 27th International Stone Sculpture Competition in Sydney, Australia.
His creation is generally based on shapes and lines and puts an emphasis on the coordination among points, lines and surfaces in order to achieve a smooth visual effect over a dimensional model. In addition, he tries to add coherence to the abstract beauty and forms his sculptures rough yet somehow skillfully and delicately made. He received favorable comments and thus is always invited to exhibitions.
As for the sculptures focusing on lines and surfaces, those are the style that Tsai challenges himself on. The integration of geometric shapes for the sculpture requires coherence as a oneness, which is the issue he has been working on in creation.
Tsai’s art works rarely present redundant details because he thinks those will only weaken the power of the art work. It is better to leave the art work to the viewers and let them have the personal interaction with it. The viewers will then be stimulated with connections and create their own interpretations of the art work.