Hsin-Yi Huang is an artist born in Taiwan. Her first memory of clay was when she was five, playing on the unpaved road by her home after rain. She remembers throwing mud on the wall and watching it slide down. The tactile sensation of the wet clay left a profound impression on her.
Huang received her M.S. degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1991. She has lived in Oregon for 23 years and works with clay full-time. Huang creates clay sculptures using nature as a common visual language to articulate her thoughts and comments on her daily life.
Huang is a member of the Oregon Potters Association. She had won the Best of Show twice in past OPA annual Showcases. Her work is part of the permanent collection in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington, funded through the Percent for Art Program. She has exhibited nationally and internationally. She has also created public art on permanent display at the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center at Oregon State University.