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Hsu Mei-Ing, also known as Meiing Hsu, was born in 1957 in Taipei. After graduating from Tunghai University in foreign languages and literature, she travelled to the United States for further study in art. In 1985, she received her MA from the University of Iowa in design and then returned to Taiwan, teaching at Tunghai University as a lecturer in the fine arts department for seven years. In 1994, she awarded her MFA in jewellery and metal arts from the same university in America. She has been teaching at the graduate institute of applied arts at Tainan National University of the Arts since 1997. Her work includes vessels, jewellery and sculpture, and her major techniques range from metal surface embellishment to enamelling, chasing and repousse, casting from nature and moulding from actual plants. Hsu Mei-Ing is inspired by the beauty of plants. Through casting and moulding from these delicate objects and applying exquisite finishes, she transforms cold metal materials into eternal forms of life. Hsu Mei-Ing lives and works in Tainan.