Made in Queens: Marlene Tseng Yu: Rainforest Art Foundation
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 museum in Shreveport, Louisiana, the Marlene Yu Museum.