Pat Tseng was born and raised in Macao. Her early education was at Pui Tou and Pui Ching Middle School and Santa Rosa de Lima Secondary School. After moving to the US, she earned her Bachelor's of Fine Arts at the University of Illinois and has been designing jewelry since the 1970's.
Her modern and minimal designs, suffused with understated Asian flair and sophisticated coloration, have been prized by connoisseurs of wearable art. Tseng's signature works feature hand-dyed silk cords and an eclectic mix of materials including both modern and antique jades.
Her work has been featured and sold at prominent museums such as the Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum, and the San Francisco Asian Art Museum with exhibitions at the Chinese Cultural Center in San Francisco, the Museum of Macau, and the Chinese Historical Museum of San Diego.