Born in Shanghai to artist parents with a private atelier, Ming Fay grew up surrounded by art. At the age of nine, the family left Shanghai for Hong Kong, where his father became an art director in the television industry. Ming Fay received his Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute in Missouri and Masters at the University of California in Santa Barbara. His sculptures and installations have been exhibited extensively in the US and abroad.
Recent one person exhibitions include Shanghai MOCA, 2007;Butters Gallery, OR, 2006; and Ramapo Gallery, NJ; 2005. Selected group exhibitions include, 5th Int’l Ink Biennial, He Xiangning Museum, Shenzhen, China, 2006; Lodz Biennial at the International Artist Museum in Lodz, Poland; 2004; National Academy Annual, NYC; Zimmerli Museum, NJ and the current traveling sculpture exhibition, Material Terrain, organized by the International Arts & Artist, Washington DC. Ming Fay's sculpture was also featured in books: Encyclopedia of Asian American Artists, Along the Way, MTA Arts for Transit; City Art: New York’s Percent for Art Program; Facing Sculpture; Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture and the subject of a profile in Sculpture Magazine in 2003 among numerous other reviews.
Recently completed public art commissions include: Goldilocks, three 20ft. suspended glass and aluminium sculptures, Arbol Magico, a tree sculpture and turtle rock mount for the urban park in the city square of Yauco, Puerto Rico; Whitehall Crossing, the design and production of 128 sculptural benches for the Staten Island Terminal of NYC; Shad Crossing and Delancey Orchard,glass mosaic murals for the MTA station at Delancey Street, NYC. Ming Fay iscurrently professor of sculpture at William Paterson University in New Jersey.