2012                  MFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA), Tufts University, Boston, MA

2008                  BFA, San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), San Francisco, CA

2004                  BA, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS  (*denotes solo show)

2017                  From Within, ArtExchange, Long Beach, CA

2017                  Worlds of Possibility, Cliftons, Los Angeles, CA

2017                  Made in California, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA

2016                  *Helena Hsieh, Atrium 26 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2016                  *Helena Hsieh: Pacific Northwest, WNDW Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2015                  Reclamation: Emerging Female Artists, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA

2015                  ARTcetera, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

2015                  New Familiar, The Brayer Gallery, Ventura, CA

2015                  New England Collective VI, Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA

2015                  Juror’s Choice, Uforge Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA

2015                  Art Focus, 2-person exhibition, New England BioLabs, Ipswich, MA

2014                  3rd Annual Juried Competition, 3-person exhibition, Milton Art Museum, Canton, MA

2014                  Perceptions of Self, Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA

2014                  Summus: Emerging Talent, Minan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014                  Massachusetts, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA

2013                  Slowness, Howard Art Project, Dorchester, MA

2013                  Meta, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA

2012                  30 Under 30, Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA

2012                  17th Annual Medal Award Silent Auction, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2012                  Everyday Variations, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Tisch Gallery, Tufts University, Medford, MA

2012                  Profiles of the [dis]connected, Huret and Spector Gallery, Emerson College, Boston, MA

2011                  SMFA Silent Auction Special Event, Private residence with artist talk by Jen Mergel, Brookline, MA

2011                  Over the Wall, 4th Wall Project, Boston, MA

2010                  Boston Young Contemporaries, 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA

2008                  What You See Galore 2, Bridge and Tunnel, Autobody Fine Art, Alameda, CA

2007                  Wunderkammer, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2007                  SFAI NOW, Red Ink Studios, San Francisco, CA

2007                  Camera One, Camera Two, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA

2004                  ASUCLA Art in the Union, Kerckhoff Hall Art Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

2001                  Post Ryman: Ryman Program Alumni Exhibition, Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA



2015                  Visiting Artist in Residence, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2015                  Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant Award

2012                  Post Graduate Teaching Fellowship, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2012                  Commencement Student Speaker, SMFA, Boston, MA

2011                  Montague International Travel Grant, Paris, France and Berlin, Germany

2009-11             Merit Tuition Scholarship for Graduate Study, SMFA, Boston, MA

2006-8               Merit Tuition Scholarship for Undergraduate Study, SFAI, San Francisco CA

2003                  Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Internship, UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History

1999                  Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Summer Seminar Scholarship

1998-9               Ryman Program for Young Artists Scholarship

1999                  California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) Scholarship



2016                  Artist Talk, Helena Hsieh: Pacific Northwest, WNDW Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2015                  Visiting Artist Talk, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2013                  Spotlight Talks, Lois Mailou Jones Exhibition, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2012                  Artist Talk, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA

2011                  Guest Critic, Individual Critiques, Intermediate Seminar & Studio Course, SMFA, Boston, MA

2011                  Artist Talk & Studio Visit, Basic Figure Painting, SMFA, Boston, MA 



2015-16    Visiting Faculty, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2014-15    Instructor, Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Cambridge, MA

2013-15    Instructor, Brookline Adult & Community Education, Brookline, MA

2012-13    Post Graduate Teaching Fellow, SMFA, Boston, MA

2010-11    Graduate Teaching Assistant, SMFA, Boston, MA



2019 Artists in Offices, Rebecca Bird Grigsby. “Helena Hsieh”, May 1

2015                  Fresh Paint Magazine, International Edition, October, pages 30-31

2015        , Bosse, Kristen. “Art That Has No Boundaries, Part 2, Brookline Artist Series,” March

2014                  Fresh Paint Magazine, Issue V, October, pages 42-43

2014                  365 Artists, 365 Days, “Helena Hsieh – Boston, Massachusetts,” September 2

2014                  Big Red and Shiny, Kuhlman, Matt.Studio Sessions: Helena Hsieh, June 18

2013                  Art Business News: Megan Kaplon, “15 Minutes”, Summer 2013, pages 12-13

2013                  Studio Visit: “Winter Edition” (juried feature), Volume 22, pages 70-71

2011                  New American Paintings: “MFA Annual” (juried feature), Issue No. 93, April/May 2011, pages 80- 83. 



Private collections in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston.