Marlene Tseng Yu was born in Taiwan in 1937 and came to the U.S. in 1963.  From 1969 to 2007, she lived and worked in SoHo, New York City for 38 years, and in 2008, opened a studio in Long Island City.  She received her Bachelor in Fine Arts degree from the National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei in 1960, and her Master in Fine Arts degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1967.  She taught art at Denver University in Colorado in 1967 to 1968.  Since 1994, she has been on the Advisory Committee of the Fine Arts Department of the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Since 1995, she has curated exhibitions for the new art movement, “Forces of Nature."  Marlene is Founder and Curator of the Rain Forest Art Foundation from 2001 to present.  In 2014, Marlene established her own museum in Shreveport, Louisiana, the Marlene Yu Museum.  


  • As of April 30, 2016, Marlene Tseng Yu has had 80 solo exhibitions in the United States, Europe, and the Far East. 
  • Marlene’s art has been reviewed in 9 languages in more than 200 publications, by numerous art magazines, newspapers, TV, and radio shows, such as ARTFORUM, Art in America, Art News, World Journal, and Barbara Walters’ Today Show. 
  • Marlene’s has received several awards for achievement in the arts.  In 2005, she received the first “Muse” Fine Arts Award in the Muralist Paintings category at the inaugural ARTV Awards in Las Vegas. 
  • Marlene’s paintings are included in over 1000 public and private collections.  Marlene is able to do commission work according to requirements of large-scale architectural projects.

Her Goals

  1. Contribution to the Environmental Green Movement – As the world population grows larger, more rainforests are chopped down, causing a global warming disaster.  There is great concern to protect our nature and our earth.  Marlene Tseng Yu’s paintings give honor to the beauty of nature, and call for heightened appreciation and awareness to preserve our environment.
  2. Multiple Dualities as a Revolutionary Style of Art – Like patterns in nature that remain the same, yet are also constantly changing, Marlene stays true to her remarkable style.  Each of her paintings is at the same time as fresh and original as it is recognizably a “Marlene Yu Painting”, purposefully synthesizing themes in Chinese landscape painting and American expressionism, integrating ancient Chinese philosophy of art with modern application, and establishing a dreamy borderline between realism and abstraction.


Artist’s Statement

The beauty of the universe changes with time. As the days pass and the seasons change, the sky, earth, mountains and rivers repeat in patterns that are never really quite the same. In my search for the variations of the many faces in nature, I have found that nature provides an infinite source of inspiration for artistic expression. I love the many elements in our environment, be they as broad as the horizon beyond or small as cells under the microscope. In this vast setting, I hope to capture the spirit of the universe, its rhythm and movements, its quiet and angry moods, its colors and forms...

With the traditional Chinese and Western art training, together with my own experiments, I have sought to create techniques that can fully express my ideas and feelings. The techniques may vary greatly from painting to painting, as to embody the scope of my expression. The reference to nature is the focus of all my paintings. I have found that painting in water media - acrylic demands an absolute control of the medium to achieve the various effects, textures, and transparencies. The scale of the painting is a challenge, but not a limitation for me. To produce on canvas or paper what I have in my mind, my ideas and feelings on the universe, is a great challenge. 

--Marlene Tseng Yu, September 16, 1968


Even after thirty years of work on the Abstraction in Nature Series, my art continues to focus on the beauty of nature, calling for appreciation and awareness of what needs to be done to preserve our environment. I hope my efforts in the Environmental Green Movement in art prove to be substantial and that my art is both timely and timeless.  

--Marlene Tseng Yu, January 16, 1998


The Glacier Melting Series started in 1965.  It has continued through 2008, for it is my favorite subject.  Without my realizing it, the series reflects what has become one of the most important issues today, as human lifestyles and habits increase global warming and cause glaciers to melt rapidly.  I hope through my art to convey the urgent message--earth is in danger, please let us protect it together. 

--Marlene Tseng Yu, April 22, 2008

Painting Series

I. Forces of Nature:    


Major series – abstraction in nature – combines abstractive and natural phenomena

A.  Forces in Nature Series:     

Amber Glow (1984-2010)

Aspen Leaves & Wind (1963-1998)

Avalanche (1968-2009)

Black & White (1965-2015)

Blue Lagoon (1964-2012)

Canyon & Red Rock (2001-2016)

Concave Veil (1984-1992)

Crystal Reef (1988-2007)

Geyser & Spring (1968-1992)

Glacier Garden (1965-2015)

Glacier Melting (1965-2015)

Melting (1965-2007)

Molten Lava (1968-2015)

Purple Swamp (2011-2014)

Reflection (1968-2007)

Silver Lining (2012-2013)

Slow Motion & Floating (1970-1972)

Sweep & Splash (1973-2005)

Turquoise Floating (1970-2010)

Wave & Fall (1965-2007)

White Crest (2005-2007)

B.  Rain Forest Series:

Emerald Forest (1998-2004)

Forest Moss (1998-2016)

Forest Fire (1998-2004)

Forest Cloud, Rain, Snow, & Wind (1998-2004)

C.  Space & Universe Series:     

Black Hole (1987-1996)

Cloud as Dog (1968-1996)

Galaxy & Milky Way (1987-2015)

Mushroom Cloud (1987-1997)

Planets of the Universe (1987-1998)

D.  Underwater Series:

Dancing Coral (1968-1996)

Deep Sea Garden (1968-2015)

Sunken Treasure (1988-2016)

E.  Underground Series:

Cave Garden (1968-2011)

Cave Treasure (1983-2003)


II. Dream Series:   


 Minor series – depiction of a love story – consists of figurative female body with various animals symbolizing the male

One Person Shows (from 1964 to 2016 – total of 80 solo exhibitions)

2016    Marlene Yu Museum, “Water – Element of Life, 1971-2015,” Louisiana, USA

2015    Bossier Arts Council, “Crystal Reef Series, 1998-2014,” Louisiana, USA

2015    Art Gallery at Kaohsiung Medical College, “Glacier Melting, 2006-2013,” Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2015     Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center, “Glacier Melting, 2003-2013”, Louisiana, USA

2015    Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College, “Dream Series”, Louisiana, USA

2015    Meinung Cultural Center, “Glacier Melting, 1971-2013,” Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2014     Marlene Yu Museum, “Forces of Nature, 1988-2013”, Louisiana, USA

2014    Artspace, “Fire-Element of Life, 1999-2003”, Louisiana, USA

2014    Galerie Wild, “Forces of Nature: Glacier Melting, 1992-2013”, Zürich, Switzerland

2014    Robinson Film Center, “Emerald Forest”, 1998-2004, Louisiana, USA

2014    Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, “Purple Swamp and Nature Abstraction”, Louisiana, USA

2013    Kaohsiung Museum of Art, “Forces of Nature & Dream Series: 50 Years of Creation”, 1963-2013, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2012    Fort Collins Museum of Art, “ICE: Melting Glaciers and Avalanche Paintings,” 1965-2012, Colorado, USA

2012    ACA Galleries, “Forces of Nature – A Survey, 1970-2012”, New York, USA

2011    Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, “Forms Environmental, 1993-2007”, Nevada, USA

2010    Magma Arte & Congresos, “Forces of Nature, 1971-2007”, Costa Adeje de Tenerife, Spain

2010    Godwin Ternbach Museum, “Nature & Cosmos, 1966-2010”, New York, USA

2010    Centro de Arte La Recova, “Forces of Nature, 1971-2007”, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

2010    Shanghai Art Museum, “Forces of Nature – 40 years, 1970-2010”, Shanghai, China

2009    Today Art Museum, “Forces of Nature – Green Movement in Art, 1971-2009”, Beijing, China

2009    Chelsea Art Museum, “Forces of Nature – Green Movement in Art, 1971-2009”, New York, USA

2008    National Art Museum of China, “Forces of Nature - Mural-Sized Paintings”, Beijing, China

2008    Queens Crossing Art, “Forces of Nature, 1986-2007”, New York, USA

2008    National Gallery in Prague, “Forces of Nature – 40 years”, Prague, Czech Republic

2007    "Melina" Municipal Cultural Centre of Athens, "Glacier Melting - 40 years”, Athens, Greece

2006    Towson University, Center for Arts, “Forces of Nature, 1966-2005”, Maryland, USA

2006     Burgenländische Landesgalerie, “Forces of Nature – Mural-sized Paintings, 1971-2003”, Eisenstadt, Austria

2006     Orangerie Schloss Esterházy, “Forces of Nature – Mural-sized Paintings, 2003”, Eisenstadt, Austria

2005    QCC Art Gallery, Queensborough Community College, “Forces of Nature – 40 years of Art, 1965-2005”, New York, USA

2005      CU Art Museum, University of Colorado at Boulder, “Forces of Nature – Oversize Paintings, 1998-2005”, Colorado, USA

2004     Technopolis-Gazi, Municipal Cultural Center, “Forces of Nature III – Oversize Paintings, 1971-2004”, Athens, Greece

2004     Queensborough College Art Museum, “Elements of Life – Water, Air, Earth, Fire 2004”, New York, USA

2003     Las Vegas Art Museum, “Forces of Nature III – Oversize Paintings, 1971-2003”, Nevada, USA

2003    Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, “Forces of Nature – Works on Paper, 1993-2003”, Nevada, USA

2002    Berliner Kunstprojekt, “Rain Forest, 1998-2002”, Berlin, Germany

2001    G. Zen 50 ART, “Crystal Reef, 1998-2000”, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2001    Le Toit de la Grande Arche de la Défense, “Rain Forest, 1998-2000”, Paris, France

2000    EUROPE ART 2000, “Rain Forest, 1998-2000”, Genève, Switzerland

2000    Kunsthaus Richterswil, “Forces of Nature, 1994-1999”, Richterswil, Switzerland

1999    Kunst 99 Zürich, “Forces of Nature, 1994-1998”, Zürich, Switzerland

1999    Las Vegas Art Museum, “Forces of Nature, 1994-1998”, Nevada, USA

1998    Space Untitled Gallery, “Molten Lava, 1984-1998”, New York, USA

1998    Elysium Arts, “Space & Universe, 1987-1997”, New York, USA

1997    G. Zen 50 ART, “Space & Universe and Molten Lava, 1994-1997”, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

1997     Fondation Le Grand-Cachot-de-Vent,  “Molten Lava & Underwater, 1994-1997”, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

1997    Galerie Wild Space at BMW Company, “Space & Universe, 1987-1996”, Frankfurt, Germany

1996    Capital Art Center, “Molten Lava and Underwater, 1992-1996”, Taichung, Taiwan

1996    National Taiwan Museum of Art, “Forces of Nature - 30 Years Creation, 1966-1996”, Taichung, Taiwan

1996    Space Untitled Gallery, “Glacier Garden and Underwater, 1988-1996”, New York, USA

1996     Galerie Wild, “Space and Universe, 1987-1996”, Frankfurt, Germany

1996    CU Art Museum, University of Colorado at Boulder, “Forces of Nature - Amber Glow, Glacier Garden, and Sunken Treasure, 1989-1995”, Colorado, USA

1995    Elysium Arts, “Forces of Nature - Amber Glow, 1994-1995”, New York, USA

1995     G. Zen 50 ART, “Amber Glow & Cave Garden, 1994-1995”, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

1994     Musée Pierre von Allmen, “Dancing Coral & Sunken Treasure, 1991-1994”, Thielle-Wavre, Switzerland

1994    Monmouth County Library, “Forces of Nature - Concave Veil, 1990-1993”, New Jersey, USA

1993    G. Zen 50 ART, “Glacier Garden and Deep Sea Garden, 1987-1993”, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

1992    Lung Men Gallery, “Deep Sea Garden & Sunken Treasure, 1990-1992”, Taipei, Taiwan

1992     Gallery 456, “Deep Sea Garden, 1990-1992”, New York, USA

1991     Musée Pierre von Allmen, “Abstraction in Nature, 1983-1989”, Thielle-Wavre, Switzerland

1991     Yoshii Gallery, “Concave Veils Series and Deep Sea Garden Series, 1988-1991”, New York, USA

1989    Fondation Le Grand-Cachot-de-Vent, “Abstraction in Nature, 1983-1989”, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

1989    Lung Men Gallery, “Aspen Leaves and Concave & Convex, 1984-1989”, Taipei, Taiwan

1989     Taipei Fine Arts Museum, “Concave & Convex and Dream Series, 1984-1989”, Taipei, Taiwan

1989    National Taiwan Museum of Art, “Dream Series and Concave & Convex, 1984-1989”, Taichung, Taiwan

1988    Galerie Suisse de Paris, “Abstraction in Nature, 1984-1988”, Paris, France

1987    Fondation Le Grand-Cachot-de-Vent, “Dream Series & Forces of Nature, 1983-1989”, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

1987     Armstrong Gallery, “Forces of Nature - Glacier Garden and Avalanche, 1984-1987”, New York, USA

1987    Gallerie Orangerie Brogle, “Dream Series, 1984-1986”, Mauer, Switzerland

1987    N.Y. Chinese Cultural Center, “Concave & Convex and Dream Series, 1984-1987”, New York, USA

1987    Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, “Concave & Convex Series and Dream Series, 1983-1987”, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

1987     Forum International Arts Show, “Dream Series and Mixed Series, 1984-1987”, Zürich, Switzerland

1986     Armstrong Gallery, “Dream Series, 1984-1986”, New York, USA

1977     James Yu Gallery, “Forces in Nature - Avalanche, 1975-1977”, New York, USA

1974    James Yu Gallery, “Forces in Nature - Sweep & Splash, 1973-1974”, New York, USA

1973     N.Y. Chinese Cultural Center, “Forces in Nature - Slow Motion & Floating, 1970-1973”, New York, USA

1972    James Yu Gallery, “Forces in Nature - Slow Motion & Floating, 1970-1972”, New York, USA

1970     Staten Island Museum, “Forces in Nature Series, 1968-1970”, New York, USA

1969     Cerberus Gallery, “Forces in Nature Series, 1967-1969”, New York, USA

1965     Armory Gallery, University of Colorado at Boulder, “Abstraction in Nature, 1963-1965”, Colorado, USA

1964      University Memorial Center, University of Colorado at Boulder, “Abstract Landscape, 1963-1964”, Colorado, USA

Group Shows

2016    “Emergent Ecologies: N.Y.C. Emergence,” New York, USA

2015    Rainforest Art Foundation, “Nature in Art—Painting I,” New York, USA

2014    Rainforest Art Foundation, “Raising the Temperature II,” New York, USA

2014    Queens Museum, “Raising the Temperature I,” New York, USA

2012    ICI Kulturlabor Institute of Cultural Inquiry, “Co-Evolution & Complementarity,” Berlin, Germany

2012    Art Hamptons, “Forces of Nature”, New York, USA

2012    Rainforest Art Foundation, “Nature through the Lens”, New York, USA

2010    New Jersey State Museum, “I am the Cosmos”, New Jersey, USA

2010    Rainforest Art Foundation, “6th Rainforest Art Show”, New York, USA

2008    Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College, “Meditation in Contemporary Chinese Landscape”, New York, USA

2008    Miami Art Fair, “International Art”, Florida, USA

2006     Lincoln Center Cork Gallery, “Female Language”, New York, USA

2006    Southwest Minnesota State University, Art Museum at Marshall, “People of the Mind”, Minnesota, USA

2006     The Museum of Kyoto, “Ecology Earth Art Show 21”, Kyoto, Japan

2006     Asian Fusion Gallery, “Body – Fact of Human Body”, New York, USA

2005     Asian Fusion Gallery, “Revelation”, New York, USA

2005    Asian Cultural Center, “Rainforest Art Show”, New York, USA

2005    Museum of Modern Art, “5th Ecology Earth Art Show 21”, Saitama-Ken, Japan

2005     Leeuwenberch, “Reasons to Love the Earth Show”, Utrecht, Netherlands

2005      Chung-Cheng Art Gallery, St. John’s University, “Metropolitan Chinese American Women Show”, New York, USA

2005    Asian Cultural Center, “Grand Opening – Asian Fusion”, New York, USA

2004     San Jose Museum of Art, “35th Anniversary Acquisition Show”, California, USA

2004     ARTIADE 2004, “Olympics of the Visual Arts”, Athens, Greece

2004     Queens Museum, “NEXUS: Taiwan in Queens”, New York, USA

2004    Chelsea Art Museum, “Presence”, New York, USA

2003    Southwest Minnesota State University, Art Museum at Marshall, “International Works on Paper”, Minnesota, USA

2003    Lincoln Center Cork Gallery, “Inner Vision Revised”, New York, USA

2003     Gallery 456, “Inner Vision”, New York, USA

2002     TAF 2002, “International Art Fair”, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2002    Las Vegas Art Museum, “Rain Forest Art Exhibition”, Nevada, USA

2002    Towson University, Center for the Arts, “Rain Forest Art Exhibition”, Maryland, USA

2001    N.Y. Taipei Gallery, CICC, “Rain Forest Art Exhibition”, New York, USA

2001    Kaohsiung Musuem of Fine Arts, “Rain Forest Art Exhibition”, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

1998    Kuo Mu-Sheng Art Center, “Group of 9 Artists”, Taipei, Taiwan

1997     Taipei Gallery, Chinese Cultural Center, “Forces of Nature”, New York, USA

1996    TAF ‘96, “International Art Fair”, Taipei, Taiwan

1996    New World Art Center, “Pacific Artists,” New York, USA

1996    The World Hakka Federation, “Hakka Artist Exhibition”, New York, USA

1996     ARTIADE ’96, Olympics, Colony Square, “International Ambassadors of the Arts”, Georgia, USA

1996     N.Y. Space Expo, Grand Hyatt, “Space & Universe Exhibition”, New York, USA

1996    Art Miami, “International Art Show”, Florida, USA

1995     N.Y. Film Academy, “Mixed Media Show”, New York, USA

1994    N.Y. Public Theater, “Elder Share Arts”, New York, USA

1993    Puck Building Gallery, “N.Y. Artists’ Mixed Media Show”, New York, USA

1993    Arsenal Gallery, “Life Review”, New York, USA

1993    Triplex Gallery, “50+ Discoveries”, New York, USA

1993    G. Zen 50 ART, “Southern Taiwanese Artists”, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

1993     Chung-Tsen Cultural Center, “12th International Art Show”, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

1992    Musée Pierre von Allmen, “International Art Show”, Thielle-Wavre, Switzerland

1992    Puck Building Gallery, “Contemporary N.Y. Artists”, New York, USA

1991    Golden Key Gallery in Detroit, “Mixed Media Show”, Michigan, USA

1991    New York Academy of Art, “Works on Paper”, New York, USA

1991      Bristol Myers Squibb Gallery, “Watercolor Across the Ages with 20th Century American Artists”, New Jersey, USA

1990    Midtown Payson Gallery, “Holiday Image by Artist”, New York, USA

1990    SOHO 20 Gallery, “New York Artists - Mixed Media”, New York, USA

1989    Allentown Museum, “New Museum Acquisition Show”, Pennsylvania, USA

1988    N.Y. Chinese Cultural Center, “Overseas Chinese Artists”, New York, USA

1987    Taiwan Normal University, “Traveling Show”, Taipei, Taiwan

1984    Foxworth Gallery, “Contemporary New York Artists”, New York, USA

1978    Alternative Museum for the International Arts, “Ancient Heritage - New Directions”, New York, USA

1977    Lehigh University, “American Painting”, Pennsylvania, USA

1977    Staten Island Museum, “New Museum Acquisition Show”, New York, USA

1976    James Yu Gallery, “Abstract Painting”, New York, USA

1974    National Fine Arts Exhibition, “National Fine Arts Exhibition”, Taipei, Taiwan

1974    University of North Dakota at Grand Forks, “Artists from New York”, North Dakota, USA

1973    James Yu Gallery, “Contemporary Watercolor”, New York, USA

1970    Staten Island Museum, “Spring Group Show”, New York, USA

1970    American Watercolor Society, “National Watercolor Show”, New York, USA

1969    National Academy of Design, “73rd Natural Watercolor Show”, New York, USA

1967    Henderson Museum, University of Colorado at Boulder, “Annual Show”, Colorado, USA

1965    Henderson Museum, University of Colorado at Boulder, “Annual Show”, Colorado, USA

1960    Fine Arts Gallery, Taiwan Normal University, “Annual Show”, Taipei, Taiwan

Curated Exhibitions

2016    Rainforest Art Foundation, New York, USA, “2nd Annual Nature in Art Painting by 12 International Artists”

2016    Rainforest Art Foundation, Louisiana, USA, “Sculptures by Dennis Cady”

2015    Rainforest Art Foundation, Louisiana, USA, “Recycled Sculptures by John Norwood of Norwood Museum”

2015    Rainforest Art Foundation, Louisiana, USA, “Walk on the Wild Side with Don Edwards”

2015    Rainforest Art Foundation, Louisiana, USA, “Disappearing Nature by International Photographers”

2015     Rainforest Art Foundation, New York, USA, “4th Nature Through the Lens Photo Show by International Photographers”

2014    Rainforest Art Foundation, Louisiana, USA, “Beauty & Spirit of Nature by 100 Local, International, Professional, Emerging, Visual, Culinary, Literary, and Performance Artists”

2014     Rainforest Art Foundation, New York, USA, “3rd Nature Through the Lens Photo Show by 19 International Photographers”

2013    Rainforest Art Foundation, New York, USA, “2nd Nature Through the Lens Photo Show by 16 International Photographers

2012    Rainforest Art Foundation, New York, USA, “Eskimo Sculptures with Natural Stone by Alaskan Artists”

2012    Rainforest Art Foundation, New York, USA, “Shrinking Habitat of Rainforest Animals by 6 International Artists”

2012    Rainforest Art Foundation, New York, USA, “1st Nature through the Lens Photo Show by12 International Photographers”

2012    Rainforest Art Foundation, “New York, USA, “Sculpture using Natural and Recycled Material by 4 International Artists”

2011    Rainforest Art Foundation, New York, USA, “Earth Day Celebration,” featuring

“Poetry Reading in Praise of the Rainforest by 7 Poets”

“Green Movement in Building Design by 2 Architects”

“Rainforest Dance Performances by 3 Dance Groups and 2 Soloists”

“Rainforest Painting Exhibition by 14 International Artists”

2010    Rainforest Art Foundation, New York, USA, “6th Rainforest Art Exhibition by 12 International Artists”

2005    Asian Cultural Center, New York, USA, “5th Rainforest Art Exhibition by 13 International Artists”

2002    Towson University, Center for the Arts, Maryland, USA, “4th Rainforest Art Exhibition by 11 International Artists”

2002    Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, USA, “3rd Rain Forest Art Exhibition by 36 International Artists”

2001    N.Y. Taipei Gallery, CICC, New York, USA, “2nd Rain Forest Art Exhibition by 18 International Artists”

2001    Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, “1st Rain Forest Art Exhibition by 26 International Artists”

1997    N.Y. Taipei Gallery, CICC, New York, USA, “Artists: 80 Plus and Going Strong” by 9 New York artists of Chinese origin

1997    N.Y. Taipei Gallery, CICC, New York, USA, “Forces of Nature”, paintings by 10 international artists

1996    The World Hakka Federation, New York, USA, “Paintings and Calligraphy” by 11 Hakka artists


2013    Meinung Lung Du School, “Outstanding Alumni Award in Art,” Meinung, Taiwan, 5-15-2013.

2006    National Taiwan Normal University, “Outstanding Alumni Award in Art”, Taipei, Taiwan, 6-3-2006.

2005    The ARTV “MUSE” Fine Arts Award in Category “Muralist”, MGM Las Vegas, NV, 10-29-2005.

1999    American Biographical Institute’s “2000 Notable American Women” Award in recognition of achievement in art, North Carolina, USA, 12-1999.

1995    University of Colorado Heritage Center Award, in recognition of “Outstanding Achievement in the Arts”, Boulder, CO, USA, 9-22-1995.

1993    The World Hakka Federation President Yuo Asia Award, in recognition of “Outstanding Woman Artist”, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 10-7-1993.

1993    New York City Council President Andrew Stein Award for Cultural Pioneers, in recognition of “Outstanding Achievement in the Arts”, New York, NY, USA, 7-9-1993.

1992    Ping Tung Girls High School, “Outstanding Alumni Award in Art,” Ping Tung, Taiwan, 1992.

1977    Staten Island Museum Director’s Collection, “Purchase Award in Painting”, Staten Island, NY, USA, 1977.

1970    Staten Island Museum, Oscar Weissglass Award, “Excellence in Painting”, Staten Island, NY, USA, 4-26-1970.

1969    National Academy of Design, “Lorillard Wolfe Award, “Best in Watercolor”, New York, NY, USA, 12-4-1969.


Allentown Art Museum, PA, USA

American Ultramar Limited, New York, USA

Burlington Industries, New York, USA

Cathay Insurance Co., Manila, Philippines

Chang-Ku Co. Ltd., Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, USA

Chungkuo Insurance Co., Manila, Philippines

Consul de Suisse Alfred Baehler, Marseille, France

Godwin-Ternbach Museum, New York, USA

International Bank of Commerce, Taipei, Taiwan

Interplan Inc. in Denver, Colorado, USA

Kaohsiung Museum of Art, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Kunst Museum of Modern Art, Chur, Switzerland

Kunsthaus Richterswil, Richterswil, Switzerland

Las Vegas Art Museum, Nevada, USA

Lehrman Corp. in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA

Le Grand-Cachot-de-Vent, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, Louisiana, USA

Lusk Eye Specialists, Louisiana, USA

McGraw Hill Building, New York, USA

Musée D'Art et D'Histoire, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Musée Pierre von Allmen, Thielle-Wavre, Switzerland

National Taiwan Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

North Carolina National Bank, North Carolina, USA

National Gallery in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan

Patrick Lannan Museum in L.A., California, USA

Pearly Groups, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Pfizer Inc., New York, USA

Presbyterian Hospital, New York, USA

Prudential Insurance Co., Newark, USA

QCC Art Museum, New York, USA

Revisuisse Geissbuhler, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

San Jose Museum, California, USA

Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, Nevada, USA

Staten Island Museum, Staten Island, USA

Taiwan Museum of Art, Taichung, Taiwan

Thaipu Club, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado, USA

Wu Tai Sun Buddhist Temple, Beijing, China

T.V. & Radio

2016    Lauren Vizza/Studio 6, “Earth Day Celebration”, NBC TV KTAL, 4-19-2016, Louisiana, USA.

2016    Lauren Vizza/Studio 6, “Gatsby Prom 2016”, NBC TV KTAL, 4-11-2016, Louisiana, USA.

2016    Lauren Vizza/Studio 6, “Marlene Yu Museum”, NBC TV KTAL, 4-28-2016   

2016    Joel Rodgers, “Local Museum Turns One!”, NBC TV KTAL, 1-21-2016, Louisiana, USA.

2015    Joel Rodgers, “Museum in Shreveport is giving back to the community”, NBC TV KTAL, 7-2-2015

2015    Tom Pace, “Talk of the Town with Tom Pace: Artist Profile – Marlene Tseng Yu”, 6-12-2015.

2014    Jade Cunningham    , “Contemporary Art Museum opens this week”, KTAL Television, 12-15-2014.

2014    Kate Archer Kent,” Shreveport’s first contemporary art museum displays nature big and bold”, Red River Radio of NPR Network, 12-17-2014.

2014    Kelly Johnson, “Your Hometown Show - Artspace: Fire-Element of Life by Marlene Yu”, KSLA Television, 11-13-2015.

2014    Charisse Gibson, “Purple Swamp and Nature Abstraction”, KSLA Television, 9-25-2014.

2014    Tom Pace, “Talk of the Town with Tom Pace: Interview with Marlene Yu”, Promise 90.7FM, 9-22-2014, Louisiana, USA.  

2014    Charisse Gibson, “Marlene Yu Museum and Rainforest Art Foundation,” KSLA, 4-21-2014.  

2014    Kate Archer Kent, “Yu Museum in Shreveport moves ahead, campaign underway to fund seven exhibits”, Red River Radio

of NPR Network, 4-16-14, Louisiana, USA.

2014    Tom Pace, “Talk of the Town with Tom Pace: Creator of the Lucky 7′s Project, Stephanie Lusk In-Studio w/Tom Pace on Tribute to Mom Marlene Yu”, Promise 90.7FM, 4-5-2014.

2014    Stephanie Claytor, “YWCA converted to art museum”, NBC TV KTAL, 3-9-2014, Louisiana, USA.

2014    K.C. Kilpatrick-Stone, “New Beginnings for the YWCA building”, KTBS, 3-6-2014, Louisiana, USA.

2014    Sara Machi, “NY-based art foundation to renovate former Shreveport YWCA building”, KTBS, 3-6-2014, Louisiana, USA.

2014     Jim Hudelson, “Marlene Yu Museum and Rainforest Art Foundation”,, 2-5-2014, Louisiana, USA.

2013    Mike Wei, “Forces of Nature & Dream Series: 50 Years of Creation at Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art,” CHN TV, 12-6-2013, Taiwan.

2010    Yolanda Hernandez, “Marlene Yu at Magma”, Tenerife-Sur Radio, 12-10-2010, Spain.

2009      Hong Chao Lan and Walter Liu, “Interpretation of the Beauty of Nature”, interview, 11-6-2009, China.

2009    Han Chiang, “Marlene T. Yu”, Voice of America, 9-27-2009, USA.

2008    “Regional News of Prague”, Czech Television, 2-12-2008, Czech Republic.

2006     Eva Watzek-Hillinger, “1st Art Exhibition in Austria”, ORF T.V. Co., 9-6-2006, Austria.

2006    Sean Liu, “Voice of America”, “Success of an Artist”, 6-30-2006, USA.

1998    William Rabinovitch, Manhattan Paragon Cable T.V. Co., “ARTSEEN”, 4-22-98, 4-25-1998, USA.

1993    Chung Kuo T.V. Co., “Success of Overseas Chinese”, 11-23-1993, Taiwan.

1989    Chung Kuo T.V. Co., “Tonight News”, 4-8-1989, Taiwan.

1989    Anping, China T.V. Co., “Good Morning Today” Show, 4-15-1989, Taiwan.

1989    Paquita Chang, Taiwan T.V. Enterprise Ltd., “Good Morning How Are You?” Show, 4-18-1989, Taiwan.

1989    Ning Tsao & Naichu Ding, Taiwan T.V. Enterprise Ltd., “Cultural Time Square” Show, 4-25-1989, Taiwan.

1986    “Joe Franklin Show”, W.W.O.R. T.V. Co., 2-12-1986, USA.

1969    Sibby Christensen, Whychung Ying, “Voices of America”, United States Information Center, 1969, USA.

1969    Barbara Walters, N.B.C. T.V. Co. “Today Show”, 9-17-1969, USA.

Selected Articles & Reviews


2016    “Local contemporary art museum to host dance performance”, The Shreveport Times (online), 5-11-2016 (view PDF)

2016    Tiana Kennel, “Mother Knows Best”, The Shreveport Times, 5-5-2016 

2016    Tiana Kennel, “Philanthropy and fun unite: Community is giving for a good cause”, The Shreveport Times, 5-2-2016 (view PDF)

2016    “April 2016 Calendar - Rainforest Art Foundation Earth Day Celebration”, SB Magazine, 4-2016. (view PDF)

2016    “Calendar - Earth Day”, TRAVELHOST Northwest Louisiana, Spring 2016. (view PDF)

2016    Neil Johnson, “Drop in to the Marlene Yu Museum in Shreveport”, The Shreveport Times, 1-28-2016. (view PDF)

2016    Neil Johnson, “Johnson:Marlene Yu in Shreveport, year two”, The Shreveport Times, 1-27-2016.

2016     Tiana Kennell, “Fierce and Fearless – Fashion Statement”, The Shreveport Times, 1-21-2016.

2016    Liz Swaine, “5 Things to do in Downtown Shreveport”, The Shreveport Times, 1-21-2016. (view PDF)

2016    “Talk of the Town: Marlene Yu Museum One Year Anniversary Preview Gala”, The Forum, 1-20-2016. (view PDF)

2016    “Talk of the Town: Marlene Yu Museum One Year Anniversary”, The Forum, 1-20-2016. (view PDF)

2016    “Calendar - Recycled Sculptures by John Norwood”, The Shreveport Times, 1-20-2016. (view PDF)

2016    “Calendar - Water: Element of Life Preview Gala”, The Shreveport Times, 1-20-2016. (view PDF)

2016    “Calendar - Water: Element of Life Preview Gala”, The Shreveport Times, 1-19-2016. (view PDF)

2016    “Calendar - Recycled Sculptures by John Norwood”, The Shreveport Times, 1-19-2016. (view PDF)

2016     Liz Swaine, “A Special Birthday for Marlene Yu Museum”, The Shreveport Times, 1-18-2016.

2015    Tori Ladd, “Artist Profile: Norwood finds art in others’ trash, recycled junk”, The Shreveport Times, 12-24-2015

2015    “Artist Marlene Yu Debuts Fashion Line”, Local & State - The Shreveport Times, 12-19-2015

2015    “Talk of the Town: Cosmic Cowgirls Fashion Show”, The Forum, 12-9-20 (view PDF) 

2015    “Talk of the Town: Recycled Sculptures by John Norwood”, The Forum, 12-9-2015 (view PDF)

2015    “What’s on the Venue! - Arts/Museum: Recycled Sculptures by John Norwood”, MetroLeader, 12-8-2015. (view PDF)

2015    Uniqua Hardy, “Creative Outlet: Designer presents fashion with a story”, City Life, 12-2015. (view PDF)

2015    “December/January Agenda: Cosmic Cowgirls Fashion Show”, City Life, 12-2015. (view PDF)    

2015    “December/January Agenda: Recycled Sculptures by John Norwood”, City Life, 12-2015 (view PDF)

2015    “Talk of the Town: Cosmic Cowgirls Fashion Show”, The Forum, 11-25-2015 (view PDF)

2015    “Talk of the Town: C.C. Lockwood Book Signing”, The Forum, 11-25-2015 (view PDF) 

2015    “Talk of the Town: Recycled Sculptures by John Norwood”, The Forum, 11-11-2015 (view PDF)

2015    “Talk of the Town: Cosmic Cowgirls Fashion Show”, The Forum, 11-11-2015 (view PDF)

2015    “Talk of the Town: C.C. Lockwood Book Signing”, The Forum, 11-11-2015 (view PDF)

2015    “What’s on the Venue! - arts/museum: Recycled Sculptures by John Norwood”, MetroLeader, 11-3-2015. (view PDF)

2015    “November Agenda: For Date Nights - Recycled Sculptures by John Norwood”, City Life, 11-2015. (view PDF)

2015    “November 2015 Calendar - Recycled Sculptures by John Norwood”, SB Magazine, 11-2015. (view PDF)

2015    “Talk of the Town: Recycled Sculptures by John Norwood”, The Forum, 10-28-2015 (view PDF)

2015    “Talk of the Town: Truffle Party”, The Forum, 10-14-2015 (view PDF)

2015    “Talk of the Town: Recycled Sculptures by John Norwood”, The Forum, 10-14-2015 (view PDF)

2015    Susan Reeks, “Complement to the City: Shreveport welcomes first contemporary art museum: Marlene Yu Museum”, The Forum, 10-10-2015.

2015    Henrietta Wildsmith, “Art show strolls past nature’s hills and dales”, The Shreveport Times, 9-16-2015. (view PDF)

2015    Liz Swaine, “5 Things to do in Downtown Shreveport”, The Shreveport Times, 7-16-2015. (view PDF)

2015    “Talk of the Town: Biology & Art Exploration Program”, The Forum, 7-8-2015. (view PDF)

2015    “Talk of the Town: Marlene Yu’s The Crystal Reef Series”, The Forum, 7-8-2015. (view PDF)

2015    “Calendar of Events - Marlene Tseng Yu’s Crystal Reef Series at East Bank Gallery”, SB Fun Guide/Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourism Bureau, 7-2015. (view PDF)

2015    “Summer Camps - Biology & Art Exploration Program”, Red River Moms, 7-2015. (view PDF)

2015    “July/August Agenda - Fun with the Children: Biology & Art Exploration Program” , City Life, 7-2015. (view PDF)

2015    “July/August Agenda - Just for You: Marlene Yu’s The Crystal Reef Series”, City Life, 7-2015. (view PDF)

2015    “Talk of the Town: Biology & Art Exploration Program”, The Forum, 6-24-2015. (view PDF)

2015    “Talk of the Town: Marlene Yu’s The Crystal Reef Series”, The Forum, 6-24-2015. (view PDF)

2015    “Instagram’s Best (photo)”, The Shreveport Times, 6-18-2015. (view PDF) 

2015    “Rainforest Art Foundation to offer art, science education”, The Shreveport Times, 6-12-2015.

2015    Jada Durden, “5 Things to do in Shreveport this weekend: Opening Reception of Crystal Reef by Marlene Tseng Yu”, The Shreveport Times, 6-10-2015.

2015    “Artist Marlene Tseng Yu set for last of Lucky Sevens exhibition series”, MetroLeader, 6-10-2015.

2015    “Talk of the Town: Marlene Yu’s The Crystal Reef Series”, The Forum, 6-10-2015. (view PDF)

2015    “Talk of the Town: Biology & Art Exploration Program”, The Forum, 6-10-2015. (view PDF)

2015    “Marlene Yu exhibit final in Lucky Sevens”, The Shreveport Times, 5-19.2015.

2015    Liz Swaine, “5 Things to do downtown this week”, the Shreveport Times, 5-13-2015.

2015    Jose Alejandro Bastidas, “LSU Alum develops online company for selling, donating old electronics – Rainforest Art Foundation partners with PandaBit”, The Daily Reveille, 4-21-2015.

2015    Foster Campbell, “Talk of the Town: ‘Dream Series’ by Marlene Tseng Yu”, 4-13-2015.  

2015    Iris Harper, “Dream Series by Marlene Tseng Yu”, Louisiana North, 4-7-2015.

2015    Su Stella, “Amazing Art Events in Shreveport”, Louisiana Road Trips, 4-2015. (view PDF)

2015    Mary Ann Van Osdell, “On the Scene: The Dream Series by Marlene Tseng Yu”, The Forum News, 3-16-2015.

2015     “Marlene Yu’s ‘Dream Series’ exhibition at Meadows Museum through May 2”, The Inquisitor, 2-27-2015.

2015    Jada Durden, “5 Things to do in Shreveport this weekend: Wild Turkey Dreams, Part I”, The Shreveport Times, 2-26-2015.

2015    “Marlene Yu exhibit will be on display”, The Shreveport Times, 2-19-2015.

2015    “Talk of the Town: Dream Series’ by Marlene Tseng Yu”, The Forum, 2-18-2015. (view PDF)

2015    Neil Johnson, “Art and artists, the soul of a community?” The Shreveport Times, 2-9-2015.

2015     “Marlene Yu Museum Grand Opening (photos)”, MetroLeader, 2-3-2015. (view PDF) 

2015    Hansjorg Frohlich, “Kunstler engagieren sich fur den Erhalt der Regenwalder”, ARTMAPP, 2-2015.

2015    “Eye on SB: Rainforest Art Foundation”, SB Magazine, 2-2015. (view PDF)

2015    “World Renowned Abstract Artist Fulfills her Dream: Back to her Hometown for Exhibition”, Meinung Jakuan San Magazine, 1-11-2015.

2015    Maya Lau, “Community members contribute to art project”, The Shreveport Times, 1-11-2015. (view PDF)

2015    “Talk of the Town: Fire-Element of Life / Abstract Concrete Opening”, The Forum, 1-7-2015. (view PDF)

2015    “on the scene: Marlene Yu Museum”, The Forum, 1-7-2015. (view PDF)

2015    Maggie Martin, “Arty gathering”, 1-7-2015.

2015    Brandy Suter, “Marlene Yu Museum grand opening”, 1-5-2015.

2015    Mandy Hoskison, “January Things to Do”, Red River Moms, 1-5-2015.

2014    “Fire: Element of Life - Artspace” (advertisement), The Shreveport Times, 12-31-2014. (view PDF)

2014    Stephen Pederson, “Rainforest Art Foundation & Marlene Yu – Inaugural Exhibitions”, Heliopolis, 12-19-2014.

2014    Alexandria Burris, “Marlene Yu Museum, Grand Opening Sunday”, The Shreveport Times, 12-18-2014. (view PDF)

2014     Jada Durden, “Marlene Yu Museum will open in YWCA building”, Shreveport Voices/The Shreveport Times, 12-17-2014. (view PDF) (view second part of PDF)

2014    Susan Reeks, “Complement to the City, Marlene Yu Museum: Shreveport’s First Contemporary Art Museum”, 12-8-2014.

2014    “Marlene Tseng Yu Art Show – Purple Swamp & Nature Abstraction”, MetroLeader, 11-4-2014. (view PDF)

2014    “Stephanie Lusk – The Director of Marlene Yu Museum and Rainforest Art Foundation”, S.B. Magazine, 11-2014. (view PDF)

2014    “November Agenda - For Date Nights: Purple Swamp and Nature Abstraction”, City Life, 11-2014. (view PDF) 

2014    Maggie Martin, “Dots and Dashes”, The Shreveport Times, 10-12-2014. (view PDF)

2014    Jimmy Watson, “Scene & Heard (photo)”, The Shreveport Times, 10-12-2014. 

2014    “’Purple Swamp & Nature Abstraction’ opens today at Shreveport museum”, The Shreveport Times, 9-25-2014.

2014    Michele Marcotte, “Louisiana Trip inspires work in artist's exhibit”, The Shreveport Times, 9-18-2014. (view PDF) 

2014       Lani Duke, “Marlene Yu Museum Taking Shape”, Metro Leader, 9-9-2014. (view PDF)

2014    “on the scene: Beach (photos)”, The Forum, 8-6-2014

2014    “Purple Swamp and Nature Abstraction”, Louisiana Cultural Vistas, 8-2014

2014    “Seven solo exhibitions of Marlene Yu begin Sept. 25”, The Shreveport Times, 7-31-2014. (view PDF)

2014     Henrietta Wildsmith, “Marlene Yu Museum: Iris MacLean gives a tour of the Marlene Yu Museum, where the old YWCA was located on Travis Street”,, 7-30-2014.

2014    Joe Todaro, “Nature’s Place: Rainforest Art Foundation has big plans for old YWCA building”, The Forum, 4-30-2014. (view PDF)

2014     Fu-Hsiung Chen, “Fusion of Life”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts: Art Accrediting, 4-1-2014.

2014    “Marlene Tseng Yu – Successful Exhibition at Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art”, Kaohsiung Taiwan, 3-19-2014.

2014    Robert Trudeau, “Stephanie Yu Lusk, Shreveport, honors artist Marlene Yu with campaign for 7 exhibits celebrating 77 years”,, 3-4-2014.

2014    Chuan Cing Yao, “Combining the Elements and Movement of the Beauty of Nature and Forces of Life”, Beauty and Time Magazine in Honan, China, 3-1-2014.  

2014    Maggie Martin, “The Stage is Set: New Life for Old YWCA”, The Shreveport Times, 2-6-2014.

2014    Maggie Martin, “Who is Marlene Tseng Yu?” The Shreveport Times, 2-6-2014.

2014    Ching Yi Chen, “The Confusion and Imagination of Famous Artist’s Nude Figurative Work”, Meinung Jakuan San Magazine, 1-19-2014.

2014    Susan Kendzulak, “Abstract Roadmaps”, Taipei Times, 1-12-2014.

2014    Fung Shang Chung, “Outstanding Alum from Lung Du”, Meinung Jakuan San Magazine, 6-9-2013.  

2014    Ding Rum Tseng, “Marlene Yu, Creative Exhibition,” Taiwan News, 1-13-2014.  

2013    Ming Tsun Tsao, “Marlene Tseng Yu Solo Exhibition at Kaohsiung Museum of Art,” Chung Kuo Time News, 12-30-2013.

2013    Diana Pinck, “Monumental Paintings and Forces of Nature,” 25A Gold Coast Magazine, April 2013.

2012    Stacy Nick, “Inspired by Nature, “ICE: Melting Glaciers,” Fort Collins Coloradoan, 10-4-2012.

2012    “Forces of Nature – Marlene Yu Solo at ACA Gallery”, N.Y. Life – World Journal, 9-9-2012.

2012    Wen Chung, “ACA Gallery presents Solo Show for Marlene Yu”, Sing Tao Daily, 9-7-2012.

2012    Jeff Wright, “Forces of Nature at ACA Gallery,” Live Mag, 8-31-2012.

2012    Wen Yan Kuo, “Marlene Yu Studio – Oversize Artworks and Rainforest Art Show – Sculpture using Natural and Recycled Materials”, Sin Tao News, 4-13-2012.

2011    Wendy Tsang, “Marlene T. Yu – The Leader of the Green Movement in Art”, World Journal, 4-21-2011.

2011    Wendy Tsang, “Forces of Love: Architecture and Art Glowing together”, World Journal, 3-26-2011.  

2011    Heather Yuille, “Abstract Nature”, Vegas Seven, 2-24-2011 to 3-3-2011.

2011    Jenny Valdez, “Forms Environmental at SNMFA”, Las Vegas Art Examiner, 3-4-2011.  

2011    “Marlene Tseng Yu Returns to Las Vegas”, Las Vegas Art & Culture Magazine, 2-27-2011.  

2010    Ramón Herar, “El Magma de las Fuerzas de la Naturaleza de Tseng Yu”, La Gatera-Boletin Cultural, 12-8-2010.

2010    Sally Sun, “Inspired by Nature, Marlene Yu Paints the Spirit of the Universe”, The Epoch Times, 11-5-2010.

2010    Anna Gustafson, “Nature Inspires Chinese Artist’s Queens College Godwin-Ternbach Museum Show”, New York Post, 11-2-2010.

2010    Wen Chung, “Famous Art Critic Donald Kuspit – Lecture at the Opening of Marlene Yu show at G.T.M.”, 10-21-2010.

2010     “Godwin Ternbach Museum Solo Show for Marlene T. Yu”, article in Gallery Guide, 10-1-2010.

2010    Jessica Lyons, “Queens College Focuses on a Year of China – Marlene Tseng Yu’s Work”, Queens Courier, 9-30-2010.

2010    Fung Mong, “Marlene Tseng Yu Nature & Cosmos Show at Queens College”, World Journal, 9-6-2010.

2010    Luis Iborra, “Artista Marlene Tseng Yu Elige Tenerife Para Exponer este Viernes por Primera Vezen Espana ‘Fuerzas de la Naturaleza”, Europa Press at Tenerife, 8-10-2010.

2010    “La Artista Marlene Tseng Yu Expone en La Recova”, Tinerguia, 8-10-2010.

2010    Almudena Cruz, “Canarias me esta sirviendo de inspiracion”, La Opinion de Tenerife, 8-8-2010.  

2010    Jose A. Dulce, “Mis pinturas intentan extraer la energia implicita en la naturaleza”, El Dia Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 8-8-2010.

2010    “Marlene Tseng elige la Recova para exponer por primera Vezen Espana”, La Opinion de Tenerife 8-6-2010.  

2010    “Tseng Yu eliga La Recova para su primera muestra en Espana”, El Dia Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 8-6-2010.  

2010     Ji Peng, “Forces of Nature, Marlene Yu Solo Show”, Shanghai Morning News, 3-27-2010.

2010     Chi-huh Sung, “Power of Nature also Wields Gentle Beauty”, Shanghai Xinmin Weekly, 3-22-2010.

2010     Siu Pan, “Environmental Artist with a Style of Painting as Grand as the Movie ‘Avatar’”, Shanghai Daily News, 3-18-2010.

2010     Chia Lu, “Rhythm and Movement by Marlene Yu”, Metro Express Shanghai, 3-15-2010.

2010     Hao Zhan, “More than 50 Solo Exhibitions after 50 years, Still Concerned about the Environment”, Shanghai Evening Post, 3-12-2010.

2010     Qian Gao, “Forces of Nature and Green Movement in Art”, Friends of Shanghai Art Museum, March-April 2010.

2010     Doug McClemont, “Marlene Tseng Yu – Chelsea Art Museum”, Artnews, February 2010.

2010     Donald Kuspit, “Marlene Yu: Abstraction’s Return to Nature”, Art New England, December/January 2010.


2009     Chris Schonberger, “Own This City: Five things to do today”, Time Out New York online, October 22, 2009.

2009     “Critics’ picks”, Time Out New York, October 15-21, 2009.  

2009     Are Hsie Lo, “Green Movement in Art”, Art Market, 12-2009.

2009     Sophie Hsu, “Marlene Tseng Yu from USA: Solo in Beijing”, Artist Magazine, 12-2009.  

2009     Yu Fong Mung, “Forces of the Natural”, Master - Oriental Art, 12-2009.

2009     Jianjie Li, “Green Movement in Art of Marlene Tseng Yu”, Finance - Oriental Art, 11-2009.

2009     Sally Sun, “In Praise of the Forces of Nature in Highlighting the Green Movement in Art”, New Epoch Weekly, 11-8-2009.

2009     “Forerunner of Environmental Green Movement”, NO Art, 11-2009.

2009     “Green Theme”, China Daily, 10-29-2009.  

2009     Liu Liu Xu, “‘Green’ Artist Sees Beauty in the Forces of Nature”, Global Times, 10-26-2009.

2009     Today Art Museum, “Forces of Nature – Green Movement in Art”,, 10-23-2009.

2009      “Forces of Nature by Marlene Tseng Yu”,, 10-23-2009.

2009      “Leader of Green Movement in Art”, IONLY – Vision of East,, 10-23-2009.

2009      Kun Jay Wei, “Interview with Artist Marlene Tseng Yu”, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Artnet, 10-23-2009.

2009      Albert Yu, “Forces of Nature – Green Movement in Art”, Art Link Art, 10-23-2009.

2009      “Forces of Nature – Marlene Tseng Yu Solo Exhibition at Today Art Museum”,, 10-20-2009.

2009     Qi Shan Xie, “Eco Green Artist Marlene Tseng Yu Discovers the Beauty of Glaciers”, Guangzhou Daily, 10-11-2009.

2009     Yi-Fu Jian, “Painting ‘Glacier Melting’ – Grand and Impressive”, World Journal, 10-6-2009.

2009     “Forces of Nature Green Movement in Art”, Art Today, 4-2009.

2008    Heya Na, “Depiction of Natural Beauty”, National Art Museum of China Journal, 12-2008.

2008     Lilly Wei, “New York Art Review”, ArtNews, 12-2008.

2008    Abraham Lubelski, “Evoking the Spirit of Painting”, Art Fair International, 9-2008.

2008    “Art of Forces of Nature by Marlene T. Yu”, Global Chinese Times, 8-14-2008.

2008    Chia-Chin Fu, “Marlene T. Yu – Forces of Nature Show”, World, 8-12-2008.

2008    “Universe as Studio, Nature as Teacher – Vibrant Art Works by Marlene T. Yu”, New York Community Times, 8-9-2008.

2008    Luchia Lee, “The Creation of a Woman Artist Marlene T. Yu – Forces of Nature”, Press Release of Crossing Art, 8-6-2008.

2008    Evak, “Marlene Tseng Yu: Intimní I Dravá”, Houser, 3-20-2008.

2008    Olga Szymanska, “Zenska sila”, 3-2-2008.

2008    Jakub D. Kočí, “Krása zrozená ze Síly přírody”,, 2-19-2008.  

2008    “Heaven Nailed to the Wall”,, 2-2008.  

2008    Filip Jaks, “Marlene Tseng Yu: Forces of Nature”,, 2-11-2008.  

2008       “Galerie – Veletrzni palac: Marlene Tseng Yu – Forces of Nature”, Mlada Fronta Dnes, 2-8-2008.

2008       “Sily prirody v Narodni galerii”, Lidove noviny, 2-8-2008.  

2008       Tomá Vlcek, “Marlene Yu: Forces of Nature, 40 years”, Prague show introduction, 2008.

2006    Von Sigrid Weiss, “Microscopic View”, Burgenländishe Volkszeitung, 9-13-2006.  

2006    Von Dietmar Baurecht, “Größe Arbeiten”, Burgenländishe Volkszeitung, 9-6-2006.

2006    Theresa Gsellmann, “Large Scale Paintings from New York, Presented in Austria”, Kurier, 9-5-2006.

2006      Jueh Chu Fu, “Successful Art Receives 1st Muse Award in USA”, Jekwansan Magazine, 6-19-2006.

2006    Su-lan Chen, “Marlene T. Yu Received Muse Award”, Taiwan Pingtong Association of America, 6-9-2006.

2006     Wendy Tsang, “Splash Painting the Beauty of Nature, ‘Muse’ Award recipient”, World Journal, 3-26-2006.

2006    Teresa Buczacki, “White Crest Sparkling, That afternoon”, Liberty Times, 2-22-2006.

2005    Donald Kuspit, “Healthy Abstraction: Flowing with Marlene Yu”, Essay for QCC Art Show Publication, 10-14-2005.

2005    Carl Macgowan, “A Painter’s Natural Appeal”, N.Y. Newsday, 10-9-2005.  

2005    Lisa Tamiris Becker, “Forces of Nature – Oversize Paintings”, CU Art Museum Publication, 5-20-2005.  

2005      Faustino Quantanilla, “Elements of Life – Water, Air, Earth, Fire”, QCC Newsletter, 2-5-2005.

2005      Faustino Quantanilla, “Forces of Nature – Foreword”, QCC Art Gallery Exhibition introduction, 2005.

2004     Teresa Buczacki, “She Represents Taiwan”, World Journal Weekly Magazine, 10-31-2004.

2004    Robert C. Morgan, “Museum Review at Las Vegas Art Museum”, Art Asia Pacific, Summer 2004.  

2004    June Wu, “Describing the Beauty of Nature”, Pacific Times, 6-3-2004.  

2004    Donald Kuspit, “Forces of Nature”, ARTNET Magazine, 2-18-2004.

2004      Kristen Peterson, “To Art Critics, Yu is So Beautiful”, Las Vegas Sun, 1-30-2004.

2004     Gregory Crosby, “It’s a Big World After All, Forces of Nature”, Las Vegas City Life Weekly, 1-26-2004.

2004    Lori Ortiz, “Sin City Oasis”, N.Y. Arts, 3-1-2004.

2004    James Mann, “Beyond Post-Modernism: The Abstract Art of Marlene Tseng Yu”,

        Forces of Nature III: Oversize Paintings (Las Vegas: Las Vegas Art Museum, 2004).

2003    Chuck Tawdry, “Yu’s Immense Abstractions Fill Las Vegas Art Museum”, Las Vegas Weekly, 12-2003.  

2003    Liu Ko, “Forces of Nature – Creation by a Woman Artist”, Great Light Magazine, 10-2003.

2003    Yvonne Lewanscheck, “Marlene Yu at Berliner Kunstprojekt”, N.Y. Arts, 3-2003.

2002    Robert C. Morgan, “Forest Raging: Painting by Marlene Tseng Yu”, Berliner Kunst, 12-2002.  

2001    Donald Kuspit, “Yuscape I, II, III”, poetry in praise of rainforest, NYCCIC, 11-8-2001.  

2001    Pi-Lin Chen, “Crystal Reef Park by Marlene Tseng Yu”, China Times, 10-3-2001.

2001    Heather Ho, “Career Turning Point in New York – Marlene Tseng Yu”, Art & Collection, 9-2001.

2001    Se Gow Wu, “Present the Beauty of Nature with Crystal Reef Series”, The Common Daily, 9-8-2001.

2001    Gin Yu Liang, “Translucent – Crystal Series by Marlene Yu”, The United Daily News, 9-7-2001.  

2001     Joel Chi, “Artist from New York to Paris”, Europe Journal/Paris, 3-7-2001.

2000    Ronny Cohen, “From Turquoise Floating to Rain Forest”, N.Y. Arts, 11-2000.  

2000    Helen Liu, “Abstraction in Nature – Admiring Worldly Artists”, NTNUA in USA News, 11-1-2000.  

2000    Deborah J. Haynes, “Marlene Tseng Yu Art”, CU Alumni News, 9-2000.

2000    Von Sabine Arlitt, “Gelebte Natur”, Zürichtipp, 2-25-2000.

2000    Hans-Ulrich Rohrbach, “Marlene Yu at Kunsthaus Richterswil”, Accrochages, 2-2000.

2000     “Marlene Tseng Yu at Richterswil”, Schweizer Illustrierte, 2-2000.

2000    Von Mandela Gili, “Naturgewalten Aus der Vogelperspektive”, Die Südostschweiz, 1-31-2000.

2000    Andrea Six, “Schwebende Galaxien in der Galerie”, Zürichsee-Zeitung, 1-29-2000.


1999    James Mann, “Paintings of Heraclitean Fire: Forces of Nature”, Art Beat LVAM, 4-6-1999.

1999    Jeff Wright, “Marlene Tseng Yu at Las Vegas Museum of Art”, Cover Magazine, 3-1999.

1999    Gerrit Henry, “The Art of Nature, The Nature of her Art”, Las Vegas Art Museum, Forces of Nature II, 2-1999.

1999    Donald Kuspit, “Marlene Yu: Cosmic Inscape”, Las Vegas Art Museum, book – Forces of Nature II, 2-7-1999.

1999    Jonathan Goodman, “Marlene Tseng Yu at Space Untitled”, Art in America, 1-1999.

1998    Leslie Ava Shaw, “Space and Universe Series at Elysium Arts”, Cover Magazine, 6-1998.

1997    Su Hsian Ho, “Collecting the Universe with Colorful Brushstrokes”, Taiwan Times, 11-20-1997.

1997    Sze Kao Wu, “New Art Movement—Toward Environmental Protection”, The Common Daily, 11-15-1997.

1997     Winnie Ho, “Praiser of Great Nature”, Focus, Sing Tao Weekly, 6-8-1997.

1997    Paul Wagner, “Forces of Nature Reverberate Throughout Taipei Theater”, Currents, CICC, New York, 5-6-1997.

1996    Yasuki Matsumoto, “Chinese Technique with Abstract Painting”, Sing Nung Daily News, Japan, 9-5-1996.

1996    Jeff Wright, “Maps of Atlantis: Marlene Yu Explores the Edge of Imagination”, COVER Magazine, 8-1996.

1996    In Sook Kim, “Forces of Nature”, The Korea Times, 8-12-1996.

1996    James Dellafiora, “The Green Movement Comes to Art”, The Villager, 8-7-1996.

1996    Tim Cavanaugh, “Driven to Abstraction”, Manhattan Spirit Magazine, 8-3-1996.

1996    Jean Yu, “36 feet long x 10 feet high Glacier Garden Finally Shows Its Face”, World Journal, 8-1-1996.

1996    Ronny Cohen, “Forces of Nature”, Space Untitled Gallery Show Introduction, 8-1-1996.

1996    Amy K. Mauro, “Creativity Jumps the Generation Gap”, CU Boulder Campus Press, 2-29-1996.

1996    Doug Fey, “Forces of Nature”, CU Art Gallery News, 1-13-1996.

1995    Albert Lu, “Amber Glow Series—Beauty Beyond Description”, Sing Tao Daily, 7-25-1995.

1995    Jean Yu, “New York Show—Amber Glow, Sparkling Colors”, World Journal, 7-25-1995.

1995    Teresa Buczacki, “Reaches New Horizon”, Artist Magazine, May 1995.

1995    Fun Sian Chung, “Amber Glow –Endless Variations and Forceful Energies”, Jekwansan Magazine, 4-9-1995.

1995    Tsui-Ying Tsai, “Wold of Amber, Glowing and Shining”, The Independent Evening Post, 3-30-1995.

1995    Fung Tze Wang, “Strange Women in Kaohsiung– Marlene and Teresa”, China Time Express, 3-28-1995.

1995    Shaw-Fung Lee, “Amber Glow Series Depicts Forces of Nature of Millions of Years”, China Times, 3-29-1995.

1994    Laurence Carducci, “A Fleur d'Ecume”, L'Express, 6-2-1994.

1994    Patrick di Lenardo, “Marlene Tseng Yu, Musée Pierre von Allmen à Theille”, L'Express, 5-16-1994.

1994    Marc Tarry Killinger, “Colorado's Beauty Inspires Me”, Colorado Alumnus, 2-1994.

1993    Chris Erikson, “50 Plus and Going Strong–Age is No Barrier”, Manhattan Spirit, 6-17-1993.

1993    Fung Shiang Chung, “Girl With Talent Creates Abstract Art”, Meinung Jakuan San Magazine, 5-29-1993.

1993    Fay Lu Chang, “Strong Life Vibration”, Taiwan Times, 4-23-1993.

1993    Mei Shiu Lin, “Two Men Behind the Creative Woman”, The Commons Daily, 4-17-1993.

1993    Teresa Buczacki, “Dream Come True”, Window of Art, China Evening News, 4-16-1993.

1993    Lan Kuai Wen, “Through A Speck of Sand, One Can See the Whole World”, China Evening News, 4-11-1993.

1993    Virginia Bonito, “Timely and Timeless”, G. Zen 50 ART Book of Yu Art, 3-19-1993.

1992    Boaping Hwang, “Rhythm and Movement in the Painting and Traveling of Vision”, Ming Sheng Poa, 10-21-1992.

1992    Ming Yang, “Deep Sea Ruby”, Wen Shin Art Weekly, Central Daily News, 10-10-1992.

1992    Teresa Buczacki, “Creation of Beauty”, Wen Shin Art Weekly, Central Daily News, 7-4-1992.

1992    Corinne K. Hoexter, “ARTIST of the Month”, Chinese American Art News, 5-1992.

1992    Ilka Scobie, “Deep Atmosphere”, COVER Magazine, 5-1992.

1991    Fred Stein, “Review Show at Yoshii Gallery”, MIZUE ART Magazine, Winter 1991.

1991    Ronny Cohen, “New York Review”, ARTForum, International, 12-1991.

1991    Ilka Scobie, “Deep Sea and Veils”, COVER Magazine, 10-1991.

1991    Christine Givard, “Madame Yu, Ecumes de carbone”, L'Impartial, Swiss, 10-4-1991.

1991    Jean Yu, “Bringing the Natural Phenomena into Abstract Art”, World Journal Weekly, 9-29-1991.

1991    Annette Thorens, “Marlene T. Yu à Thielle”, L'Express de Neuchâtel, Swiss, 9-5-1991.


1989    Shialam Pai, “Art World of Marlene T. Yu”, New Overseas Center, 6-10-1989.

1989    Chunsun Ho, “Oustanding Meinung Artist”, Six Doui Magazine, 5-1989, 12-1989.

1989    Courier Neuchâtelois, “Peinture Chinoise au Grand-Cachot”, Neuchâtel, Switerland, 5-31-1989.

1989    L'Impartial, “Marlene Tseng Yu Expose le Fruit de ses Rêves”, Neuchâtel, Swiss, 5-22-1989.

1989    Remy Cosandey, “Peintre Visionaire”, L'Express, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 5-22-1989.

1989    Fungshiang Chung, “Beauty of Mountain and Water”, Jekwansan Magazine, 4-1989.

1989    April Kingsley, “Marlene T. Yu's Art”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, book of Marlene Tseng Yu Art, 4-1989.

1989    Zeeping Hsiang, “Woman Artist from Meinung”, United Report Weekly Magazine, 4-20-1989.

1989    Su-Yung Wang, “Rhythm of Line and Color”, China Daily News, 4-18-1989.

1989    Ya-Tse Sung, “Romantic Imagination Creates Fantasy Paintings”, Central Daily News, 4-15-1989.

1989    Lihwa Sun, “Temptation of Dream”, Taiwan Shin Wen Daily, 4-13-1989.

1989    Mingshiu Pang, “Artist Returning from Abroad”, Taiwan Daily News, 4-12-1989.

1989    Lo Cheun Lin, “Artist with Inner Strength and Happiness”, World Journal Weekly, 4-9-1989.

1989    Cheunfai Chang, “Flying Imagination”, China Time Express, 4-9-1989.

1989    Boa Ping Hwang, “Creating A New Style of Art - Inspired by Nature”, Ming Sheng Poa, 4-7-1989.

1989    Ronny Cohen, “Art of Marlene T. Yu”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, book of Marlene Tseng Yu Art, 2-1989.

1989    Albert Lu, “Appreciation of Yu's Art”, Taiwan Museum of Art, book of Marlene Tseng Yu Art, 2-17-1989.

1989    Paisui Ma, “A Few Words to Fu-Mei Tseng”, Taiwan Museum of Art, book of Marlene Tseng Yu Art, 2-9-1989.

1987    L'Impartial, “Marlene Tseng Yu Expose le Monde de sa Rêverie”, Grand-Cachot de Vent, 10-30-1987.

1987    “Le Hasard et L'Expo au Musée D'Art et Histoire, Neuchâtel”, L’Express, 6-6-1987.

1987    Anzeiger Von Uster, “Art Gallery Review”, Switzerland, 5-20-1987.

1987    Argus, “Exposition Marlene Tseng Yu”, Courrier Neuchâtelois, 5-10-1987.

1987    Isabelle Van Beek, “Rêveries de Marlene Tseng Yu”, Tribune Jurassienne, Switzerland, 4-29-1987.

1987    Chin-Chin, “Spirit and Quality of Art”, Taiwan Shin Wen Daily News, 4-13-1987.

1987    C. RY, “Museum Art Review”, L'Impartial, Neuchâtel, 4-7-1987.

1987    Harold Hart, “Art of Marlene Tseng Yu”, Musée Des Beaux, Neuchâtel, book of Marlene Tseng Yu Art, 4-4-1987.

1986    Cynthia Nadelman, “Marlene Tseng Yu – Dream Series”, Armstrong Gallery book, 3-5-1986.

1986    Lo Chuen Lin, “From Cave Series to Figurative & Romantic Dream Series”, World Journal,  3-2-1986.

1986    Pi-Yu Chang, “Weaving a Fanciful Dream with Colorful Brush”, Central Daily News, 2-18-1986.

1986    Barry Delaney, “Spotlight Review”, Art Now/USA, 2-1986.


1974    Jerry Bowles, “Watercolor Viewed in a New Context”, World of Art, S.I. Sunday Advance, 2-24-1974.

1974    Peter Frank, “On Art”, SoHo Weekly News, 1-31-1974.

1973    Albert Lu, “Art of Marlene Tseng”, New York Chinese Cultural Center News, 6-1973.

1973    Carter Ratcliff, “New York Review”, Art International, 3-1973.

1973    Lawrence Campbell, “Review on Floating & Slow Motion Series”, ArtNews 1-1973.

1972    Barry Delaney “Ex-Islander Broadens Her Palette”, World of Art, S.I. Sunday Advance, 10-1972.

1970    Rita Simon, “Review of Museum Show”, ARTS Magazine 9-1970.

1970    Barry Delaney, “A Showing of Unusual Watercolors”, World of Art, S.I. Sunday Advance, 9-20-1970.

1970    Ping Wu, “Melting Eastern & Western Culture into One Pot”, Today's World Magazine, 1-1970.


1969    Vito H. Acconci, “New York Art Review”, Art News Magazine, 10-1969.

1969    Mary Delapp “CU Grad Makes Good in N.Y.C.”, Camera Magazine Focus 10-19-1969.

1969    Artinomous, “New York Review”, ARTS Magazine, 9-1969.

1969    Richard Nusser, “Fame Finding Island Water Colorist”, Staten Island Advance, 9-16-1969.

1966    Mason Owens, “Morning Ceremony Unites Fu-Mei Tseng, Kou-Nan Yu”, Boulder Daily News, 9-18-1966.

1965    Arnold Gassan, “Watercolor at Armory Gallery”, Boulder Daily Camera, 12-1965.

1965     Glennys Runquist, “Formosan Graduate Student, Grant by Altrusa Org”, 6-3-1965.