Mimi Chen Ting (b. 1946 Shanghai, China) is a painter, printmaker and performance artist. She holds a Master’s Degree in Studio Arts from California State University, and has served as faculty at various institutions in California and New Mexico. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United States and abroad, and can be found in numerous public, corporate, and private collections.
Ting has made New Mexico her home since her first visit in 1988. She currently maintains studios in El Prado, New Mexico, and Sausalito, California. Her work can be viewed at various venues in the New York, New Mexico, California, and Hong Kong, China.
When I enter the studio, I am the child, delighting in boundless possibilities. Each work begins with a gesture, marked by a stick of charcoal or a paintbrush in hand. Whether seeded in play or protest, this sends me on a quest. While impulse and uncertainty drive my process, I am methodical, mindful and deliberate in practice. Feeling my way between alternating layers of new marks with selectively hiding old ones, I mine the incidental intersections, overlaps, and spaces in-between for clues and revelations. When emerging lines, shapes, and colors resonate, they become the bedrock for expansion and elaboration; I nurse and tease the rudiments until they push and pull at the edges, struggling for middle ground. It excites me when dynamic interactions between colors and forms come to life. This task charges me to be patient and alert, challenges me to see what is invisible, to capture the intangible, and invites me to dance to my own rhythms.
While studio life is necessarily reclusive, I do not detach from the world; I am witness to all which lap at my consciousness. I prefer to work on several pieces at one time, testing out different points of view and examining multiple facets of an issue, triggering internal dialogues that can be raucous, pensive, or downright hilarious. They keep me humble and engaged. They make me tireless, restless, and full of purpose. This solitary journey I must travel is long and often arduous, demanding disciplined devotion and abiding belief that every turn promises an adventure, and with each passage I am one step further toward home.
"Visual art: The view from Taos today" at Taos Contemporary at the Metropolitan College of Denver Visual Arts Center
'Mimi Chen Ting' at Harwood Museum of Art
TWISTS AND TURNS Art Beatus, Hong Kong, China
TANGLES AND TIES Art Beatus, Hong Kong, China
CONFETTI LOKA Art Space, Taos, NM
Art Beatus, Hong Kong, China
LOKA Art Space, Taos, NM
D’Adamo/Woltz Gallery, Seattle, WA
PAINTING INSTALLATION The Harwood Museum of Art, University of New Mexico, Taos, NM
TIME TRACKS Thomson Hall Gallery, Sausalito, CA
Belvedere-Tiburon Public Library, Tiburon, CA
Quantum Corporation Galleries, Milpitas, CA
Maude Kerne Art Center, Eugene, OR
ART FOR THE WALLS Los Gatos Fine Arts Commission, Los Gatos, CA
NEW WORKS d.p. Fong Galleries, San Jose, CA
NEW WORKS Taos Fine Art Gallery, Taos, NM
NEW WORKS Twin Cranes Gallery, Seattle, WA.
PAINTINGS AND PRINTS Oakland Museum Collectors Gallery, Oakland, CA.
OF FACT AND FICTION The University of Arizona Rotunda Gallery, Tucson, AZ
BEYOND FIGURATION Merced College Art Gallery, Merced, CA
MONOTYPES AND PAINTINGS Stanford University Center for Integrated Studies, Palo Alto, CA
RECENT WORKS Santa Clara County Arts Council, San Jose, CA
JUST PICTURES Rosicrucian Museum Contemporary Gallery, San Jose, CA
PAPER WORKS Mission College Gallery, Santa Clara, CA
MONOTYPES Allegra Gallery, San Jose, CA
WORKS ON PAPER Asian Resource Gallery, Oakland, CA
MONOTYPES Oakland Museum Collectors Gallery, Oakland, CA
JUJUBEE WAVES AND RELATED MATTERS California State University Gallery, San Jose, CA
Lucien Labaudt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Selected Group Exhibitions
MOSTLY TAOS Hulse Warman Gallery, Taos, NM
18 DAYS Santa Fe Contemporary Arts Center, Santa Fe, NM
ORANGE Eliza Contemporary Art, Riverdale, NY
IN BLOOM Eliza Contemporary Art, Riverdale, NY
EXPLORING MULTIPLE DIMENSIONS The Albuquerque Museum of Art, Albuquerque, NM
BIENNIAL SOUTHWEST 06 The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
MAKING CONNECTIONS Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
HANDPRINTS New Mexico Print Society, University of New Mexico, Los Alamos, NM
FACE TO FACE Corrales Bosque Gallery, Corrales, NM
A MULTIPLICITY OF VISION Cal Sate University Dominguez Hill University Gallery, CA
LA MADRE PODEROSA, Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM
MINIATURES Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM
ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIENNIAL Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO
MINIATURES Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
FIRE IN THE HEART Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR
ART OF THE BOOK OF THE SOUTHWEST Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM
LANDSCAPE AND MEMORY Sedona Art Center, AZ
TRANSFORMATIONS dA Center for the Arts, Pamona, CA
SHADOWS AND LIGHT South of Broadway Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
University of Colorado Contemporary Art Gallery Colorado Springs, CO
THE BIRTH OF WISDOM Chapelle de Penitents, Gordes, France
Saint John's College, Santa Fe, NM
MONOTYPES College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
MODERNISTS Stables Art Gallery, Taos, NM
IMPRESSIONISM TO ABSTRACTION Dearing Galleries, Taos, NM
MOORE ART II Villa Montalvo Center for the Arts, Saratoga, CA
A LAYERED PERSPECTIVE Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, AR.
WOMEN AND THE BODY Works Gallery, San Jose, CA
Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, NM. Juried by Patricia Chavez.
GATHERING MEDICINE Art In General, New York, NY
THE EXHIBITIONER Sea Ciff Gallery, Sea Cliff, NY
ANCESTORS KNOWN AND UNKNOWN Roswell Museum, Roswell, NM; Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls. Iowa; Georgia State University Art Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
POWER AND GRACE St. Supery, Rutherford, CA
LAYERING Dartmouth Street Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
Syntex Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
BOX PROJECT Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas; Lowe Art Museum, U of Miami, FL.; Delaware State College Gallery, Dover, DE.; Barton County College, Great Bend, Kansas; Bruce R. Watkins Center, Kansas City MO
COMPLETING THE CIRCLE Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
COLLECTION 54 San Jose Museum of Art, CA., Invitational.
BOX PROJECT: ANCESTORS Women & Their Work, Austin, TX
IMAGES, VISIONS & VOICES Seipp Gallery, Palo Alto, CA.
INTERNAL VISIONS San Jose Art League, CA
GATHERING Lite Rail Gallery, Sacramento, CA
DIFFERENT VOICES University of Claifornia Santa Barbara Women's Center, CA
A WOMAN'S VISION SFWA/SOMAR Galleries, SF, CA
Sperling Gallery, San Jose, CA
VOYAGE INTO ABSTRACTION Chaminade Center, Santa Cruz, CA
SPIRITS OF EAST AND WEST Berkeley Store Gallery, Berkeley, CA.
ART FIRST De Novo Gallery, Palo Alto, CA.
BORDER TO BORDER Austin Peay State University Trahern Gallery, TN
POSITIVE/NEGATIVE VII East Tennessee State U. Slocumb Galleries, TN
DRAWING FROM LIFE Juniper Gallery, Napa, CA
DRAWINGS The Fenix Gallery, Taos, NM
6 ARTISTS COMPLETING THE CIRCLE Southern Exposure Gallery, SF, CA
COMPLEX LIVES, MULTIPLE VISIONS Villa Montalvo Center for the Arts, CA
BOX PROJECT Art in General, New York, NY; Kean College, NJ; Islip Art Museum, NY; Barnes; Blackman Gallery & Firehouse Gallery, Houston, TX; The Wooster College Museum, OH
WOMANKIND Gavilan College Gallery, Gilroy, CA
ART/LA 89, Simon James Gallery/Magnolia Editions, Los Angeles, CA.
SWIMMERS AND OTHER BODIES OF WATER Simon James Gallery, Berkeley, CA
A WORLD WITHOUT WAR San Jose Art League, CA; State Capital, Sacramento, CA.; The American Embassy, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;Manukau City Gallery, New Zealand; Art Forum, Singapore; American School Fine Arts Dept., Singapore
IMPRINT San Jose Art League, CA
SMALL PRINT EXHIBITION Citadel Print Center, San Jose, CA.
CONTEMPORARY VOICES Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
75TH ANNIVERSAY EXHIBITION San Jose Museum of Art, CA.
THE PUREST PIGMENT - PASTEL! The Art Corridor, Menlo Park, CA
PASTEL AND WATERCOLOR S.F. Women Artists Gallery, CA
MONOTYPES A TO Z San Jose City College Gallery, CA
THE OBACK INFLUENCE - A TRIBUTE San Jose State University Gallery, CA
MASQUES INVITATINAL San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
EXPERIMENTAL LITHOGRAPHY S J State University Art Gallery, CA
HANDMADE PAPERS Performance Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
SIX SENSES Sun Gallery, Hayward, CA
THIRD WORLD ARTISTS Helen Euphrat Gallery, Cupertino, CA
SIX SENSES Sunnyvale Creative Arts Center, CA
"KQED SELECT EXHIBITION Crown Zellerbach Gallery, San Francisco, CA
CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR FINE ART EXHIBIT Sacramento, CA
Hancock Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA