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Mimi Chen Ting

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Birthplace
Shanghai, China

Birth year
1946

Lives in
New Mexico and California, USA

Works in
New Mexico and California, USA

Website

Representing galleries
Eliza Contemporary Art, Art Beatus Gallery, Hulse Warman Gallery

Tags
exhibition/performance, gallery mixed-media performance modern painting drawing abstract figurative

Current Exhibitions and Events
Apr, 2014 Strands
Art Beatus Gallery - Vancouver
 
Statement

BIO

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.

Artist Statement


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.

CV

current shows

"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

solo exhibitions

2011
TWISTS AND TURNS Art Beatus, Hong Kong, China

2008
TANGLES AND TIES Art Beatus, Hong Kong, China
CONFETTI LOKA Art Space, Taos, NM
Art Beatus, Hong Kong, China
LOKA Art Space, Taos, NM

2007
D’Adamo/Woltz Gallery, Seattle, WA

2005
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

1999
Quantum Corporation Galleries, Milpitas, CA

1997
Maude Kerne Art Center, Eugene, OR

1995
ART FOR THE WALLS Los Gatos Fine Arts Commission, Los Gatos, CA

1994
NEW WORKS d.p. Fong Galleries, San Jose, CA

1993
NEW WORKS Taos Fine Art Gallery, Taos, NM

1992
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

1991
MONOTYPES AND PAINTINGS Stanford University Center for Integrated Studies, Palo Alto, CA
RECENT WORKS Santa Clara County Arts Council, San Jose, CA

1990
JUST PICTURES Rosicrucian Museum Contemporary Gallery, San Jose, CA

1988
PAPER WORKS Mission College Gallery, Santa Clara, CA
MONOTYPES Allegra Gallery, San Jose, CA

1987
WORKS ON PAPER Asian Resource Gallery, Oakland, CA

1986
MONOTYPES Oakland Museum Collectors Gallery, Oakland, CA

1979
JUJUBEE WAVES AND RELATED MATTERS California State University Gallery, San Jose, CA

1970
Lucien Labaudt Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011
MOSTLY TAOS Hulse Warman Gallery, Taos, NM
18 DAYS Santa Fe Contemporary Arts Center, Santa Fe, NM
ORANGE Eliza Contemporary Art, Riverdale, NY

2010
IN BLOOM Eliza Contemporary Art, Riverdale, NY

2007
EXPLORING MULTIPLE DIMENSIONS The Albuquerque Museum of Art, Albuquerque, NM

2006
BIENNIAL SOUTHWEST 06 The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
MAKING CONNECTIONS Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA

2005
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

2004
MINIATURES Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM
ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIENNIAL Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO

2003
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

2002
LANDSCAPE AND MEMORY Sedona Art Center, AZ
TRANSFORMATIONS dA Center for the Arts, Pamona, CA

2001
SHADOWS AND LIGHT South of Broadway Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
University of Colorado Contemporary Art Gallery Colorado Springs, CO

2000
THE BIRTH OF WISDOM Chapelle de Penitents, Gordes, France
Saint John's College, Santa Fe, NM
MONOTYPES College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

1999
University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

1997
MODERNISTS Stables Art Gallery, Taos, NM
IMPRESSIONISM TO ABSTRACTION Dearing Galleries, Taos, NM

1996
MOORE ART II Villa Montalvo Center for the Arts, Saratoga, CA

1994
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

1993
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

1992
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

1991
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

1990
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

1989
ART/LA 89, Simon James Gallery/Magnolia Editions, Los Angeles, CA.
SWIMMERS AND OTHER BODIES OF WATER Simon James Gallery, Berkeley, CA

1988
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.

1987
CONTEMPORARY VOICES Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
75TH ANNIVERSAY EXHIBITION San Jose Museum of Art, CA.

1986
THE PUREST PIGMENT - PASTEL! The Art Corridor, Menlo Park, CA
PASTEL AND WATERCOLOR S.F. Women Artists Gallery, CA

1985
MONOTYPES A TO Z San Jose City College Gallery, CA
THE OBACK INFLUENCE - A TRIBUTE San Jose State University Gallery, CA

1981
MASQUES INVITATINAL San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

1980
EXPERIMENTAL LITHOGRAPHY S J State University Art Gallery, CA
HANDMADE PAPERS Performance Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

1977
SIX SENSES Sun Gallery, Hayward, CA
THIRD WORLD ARTISTS Helen Euphrat Gallery, Cupertino, CA

1976
SIX SENSES Sunnyvale Creative Arts Center, CA

1973
"KQED SELECT EXHIBITION Crown Zellerbach Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1971
CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR FINE ART EXHIBIT Sacramento, CA

1968
Hancock Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

Recent Exhibits

Mimi Chen Ting participated in these exhibits:

Jul, 2012 Between Space 'n Time
Harwood Museum of Art
 
May, 2012 Taos Contemporary
Center for Visual Art, Metropolitan State College of Denver
 
Jan, 2012 Enter the Dragon
Elisa Contemporary Art Gallery - Pop Up Gallery
 
Mar, 2011 Orange!
Elisa Contemporary Art Gallery
 
Apr, 2010 In Bloom
Elisa Contemporary Art Gallery
 
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