Curriculum Vitae

Patrick Tsai, born in America, is a photographer currently living in Tokyo. Prior to Japan, he has lived in China and Taiwan. He is most known for his two photo diary series entitled "My Little Dead Dick" and “Talking Barnacles”. His work has been featured in Foam Magazine, the Hyere's Festival, Canon’s New Cosmos Competition, Palais de Tokyo, and Susan Bright's book "Autofocus: The Self Portrait in Contemporary Photography" released by Thames & Hudson.


Photo Books:

Modern Times, Nanarokusha, 2012

2022    “Self-Portrait,” Dooks, July 2022
2016    “Barnacle Island,” Self-Published with Sono Fune Ni Notte, Oct 2016
2015    “The Island (Aru Shima Ni),” Self-Published with Shodoshima Local Government, 2015
2014    “The World Above,” calendar, Ukabu LLC, Dec 2014
2012    “Modern Times,” Nanarokusha, April 2012
2010    “Hot Water” zine, self-published, 2010
2009    “Growing Up” zine, self-published with Coley Brown, 2009


Cover for "Autofocus: The Self-Portrait In Contemporary Photography," Thames and Hudson

Aperture's "The Chinese Photobook: From the 1900s to the Present"

Vice Magazine (USA), Slanted Magazine (Germany), The Plant Journal (Spain), Art and Seoul Magazine (Korea), Pig Magazine (Italy), PHOTO Magazine (France), Neon Magazine (Germany), Foam Magazine (Amsterdam), WAD Magazine (France), DeStandaard Magazine (Belgium), Le Revue Interationale des Liveres et des IDes (France), Picnic Magazine (Israel), MTV Magazine (Brazil), Theme Magazine (USA),etc.


Neighborhood Exhibition Outside My House for Willy the Cat (featured in Talking Barnacles),Tokyo, 2012

Palais De Tokyo, 2012

2012    Les Modules-Fondation Pierre Berge- Yves Saint Laurent, Palais de Tokyo, April 4 –June 12, 2012, Paris, France
2012    Modern Times, Mori Building Private Exhibition, May – June 2012, Tokyo, Japan
2012    Modern Times Solo Exhibition, Logos Gallery, Parco (Shibuya), April 2012, Tokyo, Japan
2011    Canon New Cosmos of Photography Exhibition (awarded Excellence Award and is in competition for Grand Prix prize in November 2011),Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, October 29- November 20, 2011, Tokyo, Japan
2011    Quinzaine Photographique Nantaise Festival, September 16 – October 16, 2011, Nantes, France
2011    Hajimeten (Art Collective) Exhibition, Rokko Meets Art Festival, September 17 - November 23, 2011, Hyogo, Japan
2011    Hajimeten’s Art-Zine Workshop, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, September 4, 2011, Kanazawa, Tokyo, Japan
2011    Hajimeten (Art Collective) Workshop, Arcus Artist and Residence, August 24-25, 2011, Ibaraki, Japan
2010    “Something Burst and Splattered” (Duo Exhibition with Nishimitsu Yusuke), ADANDA Gallery, December 10 – 24, 2010, Osaka, Japan
2010    Hajimeten (Art Collective) Exhibition, November 27-28, 2010, Spectacle in the Farm Festival, Animal Kingdom, Nasu, Japan
2010    “Untitled/Image” Group Show, November 20 – December 4, 2010, Cultivate Gallery , Tokyo, Japan
2010    The 2010 Vice Photo Show, August 14 – September 4, 2010, Scion Space, Los Angeles, California, USA
2010    “Hot Water”, Solo Show, September 4 – October 3, 2010, Cultivate Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2010    Stream Photograph Projection Show, January 22, 2010, Penthouse Gallery, Baltimore, and Gallery Space, Los Angeles, California, USA
2009    Jelly Generation Group Show, October 8 – November 8, 2009, Goldsmith Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA
2009    “Growing Up” Duo show with photographer Coley Brown, July-August, 2009, Emporium Gallery, Montreal, Canada
2009    “Present Tense Biennial”, May - August 2009, Chinese Cultural Center, San Francisco, California, USA
2008    Hyeres Festival (Festival des Artes de la Mode), April 25-28, 2008 Hyeres, France
2008    Chou Yang Group Show, December 22, 2007- January 21, 2008, Potential Gallery, Beijing, China
2007    Heavy Metal in Baghdad Benefit Photo Exhibit, October 26-28, 2007, The Emporium Gallery, Montreal, Canada
2007    The 2nd Get It Louder Exhibition, July 23 - September 25, 2007, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu; China
2007    No Panda Group Show, July 20 – 29, 2007, XPACE Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2007    The 5th Annual Vice Photo Show, July 07 – August 05, 2007, Brooklyn Industries Art Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2006    Trivial Group Exhibition, July 2 – 7, 2006, PARK19 Art Space, Guangzhou, China
2006    “Sleepwalk” Solo Exhibition, May 9 – June 9, 2006, The Path Café, Taipei, Taiwan
2005    “Bruised Fruit” Solo Exhibition presented by Winzz Co. LTD, July 25- August 31, 2005, Winzz Gallery, Asiaworld Department Store, Taipei, Taiwan
2004    “Love Songs” Solo Exhibition, October 23 – November 23, 2004, Mo!Relax Café, Taipei, Taiwan
Commercial Work:

Ohta SS2013

Paul Smith for Ginza Magazine

Yo La Tengo for Ecocolo Magazine

Converse China Campaign

マイナビバイト Campaign

Ecocolo Magazine

Teppei Kaneuji Event Documentation at Inokuma Art Museum

Erika Kobayashi, 美術手帖

のん, Shukan Playboy

Kamba and Yuka, Tokyo Paper


X-Girl Stages


Miyazaki Aoi, Ecocolo

Tokyo Culture for Paper

大橋トリオと渡辺と渡辺俊美, Brutus

The Doors, United Arrows Relax

Vice Fashion

Siamese Cats, Treasure Island Album

DJ Misoshiru

Rokko Meets Art Campaign