Born in Chiayi, Taiwan. Hsiao started off as an apprentice to craftsmen at Buddhist and Taoist temples around southern Taiwan and later began to create his own woodcarvings of the deities that decorate temples. Daily life experience helps him to ponder on the differences and contradiction between humanity and Buddha nature. Spring Gallery held his solo exhibition in 1981. After then, his art is also frequently in galleries and art centers. In 1987, Taichung Culture Center organized his solo exhibition in 1987. In 1992, his sculptures are included in the International Art Fair in Singapore. Hsiao has tried several themes and objects, such as figures, head portraits, animals and motorcycles in a mixed style with Taiwan folk custom and modern simplicity. He started to try to use stainless steel and wire for creative material in 1997 and then also use iron as one of his media. He isolated himself to create mainly wooden sculpture in the mountain of Sanchih, Taipei County. His various and talented sculptures shows with simple and unadorned quality to express a Zen style.