Cindy Hsu Zell working in her studio

Cindy Hsu Zell is a Chinese American artist living in Los Angeles, CA. She grew up near the San Gabriel Mountains and studied sculpture and animation at the University of Southern California. Her approach to art stems from this backdrop of nature and movement as well as a deep curiosity about form, texture, and finish. Zell’s work is process and material-driven, with individual pieces serving as studies on gestures and perception. Inspired by the Light and Space movement of the 1960s and 1970s, which emphasized atmospheric and sensorial experiences, her sculptures examine the playful dialogue between color, light, and shadow as they respond to, absorb, and reflect their surrounding space.

Her work has been acquired for private collections around the world and has been featured in Domino, Luxe, Dwell, and Surface magazines, as well as exhibited at the Affordable Art Fair in New York and Surface Area in Miami. She is currently working primarily in ceramics and is experimenting with new surface finishes, as well as sourcing found objects and gems for an upcoming collection featuring personal treasures meaningful to those in her community.

Portrait of Cindy Hsu Zell