Lun-Yi London Tsai was born in Massachusetts, spent his early childhood in Paris, and grew up in SoHo, New York in the 1980s. After college and graduate school, Tsai spent six years in China. Since then he has lived in Boston, Seattle, Miami, and New York. An artist residency in Berlin in 2008 was pivotal in awakening his latent sculptural tendencies; his father was the late kinetic sculptor Wen-Ying Tsai. Tsai currently lives and works in New York City. He is executive director of Tsai Art and Science Foundation.