By: Chao Ching-yu and Matthew Mazzetta
Her work appears everywhere, from the passport stamps at immigration control, to the logos of Taiwan's Ministry of Culture, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre and Huashan Creative Park; the covers of books by renowned novelist Pai Hsien-yung (白先勇); in the main hall of Taipei Station and the arrivals terminal of Songshan Airport; even in a music video by the pop star Jay Chou (周杰倫).
Now, 94 of Tung's large-format pieces, as well as oil paintings dating from early in her career, are being exhibited at Taipei Fine Arts Museum, in a solo retrospective called "Moving Ink."
Born in Shanghai in 1942, Tung came to Taiwan at age 10, and studied art at National Taiwan Normal University. After a period spent developing her skills in the United States, Tung returned to Taiwan in 1977 to devote herself full-time to calligraphy. [FULL STORY]