Born in Taoyuan, Taiwan. Hsieh received his B.F.A. from National Taiwan Normal University. From 1973 to 1974, he lived in Paris and entered École du Louvre, then moved to in New York in 1975 to continue his avant-garde experiments. He is now professor in Graduate Institute of Department of Fine Arts, National Taiwan Normal University.
Solo exhibitions held in Taiwan and aboard, including Tokyo and Osaka in 1967, National Taiwan Museum in 1973, San Francisco in 1974, National Taiwan Museum in 1976, Tokyo in 1977, and his “Sixty-six Years of Creation in Retrospective” in Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taoyuan County Government in 2005.
In 1967, Hsieh won First Prize for oil painting both in Taiyang Fine Arts Exhibitions and in Provincial Fine Art Exhibition. He received “National Honor Award” in French Cannes International Biennale in 1971, and the Award of Literature and Art by Ministry of Education in 1973. His works were participated in varies group exhibitions, including the Sao Paulo Art Biennale, art fairs in New Zealand and in Europe in 1970, and the Sao Paulo Art Biennale in 1974. Showed in the Cleveland International Drawings Biennale in 1979 and was one of the prize winning artists. In 1974, he came back to Taiwan from France and wrote “New Realism”. He was then recognized as the founder of Taiwan New Realism. In 1983, Hsieh was listed as one of World Who’s Who in Britain and in America.
His works can be found in the public collections of the National Museum of History, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, and in private collections. Hsieh’s art expression focuses on life experience and thoughts, which well reflects the characteristic of his time.