Ming Fay



Born in Shanghai, China

Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio - Diploma

Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri - B.F.A.

University of California, Santa Barbara, California - M.F.A.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2011       "Full Circle" Butters Gallery, Portland,OR

2010       “Ming Fay” Lesley Heller Workspace, NYC

2010       “Out of Jungle” Gallery 456, New York City

2008       “Ming Fay” Eight Modern Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2008       “Ming Fay” Lesley Heller Gallery, New York City (2 Person Exhibition)

2007       “Floating Reeds” MOCA Shanghai, Shanghai, China*

2006       “Silent Exile” (2 Person Exhibition) Two Times Thirteen Gallery, New York City

2006       “Monkey Pots New Species from Ming Fays Lab” Butters Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2005       “Ramapo Garden of Desire” Kresge Gallery, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ*

2004       “Ming Fay – From Concept to Reality” Cuchifritos, New York City

2004       "Money Tree & Monkey Pots" Montalvo Gallery, Saratoga, Ca

2003       "Floating Botanica" Copia, Napa, California

2002       “Hidden Seed Garden” Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong*

2000       "Qian and Bao" Butters Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1998       "Garden of Qian" Whitney Museum at Phillip Morris, New York City*

1997       "Lings" Bulova Corporate Center of the Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York

1997       "Earthly Delights" Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, New York

1996       "Veins of the Spiral" Kim Foster Gallery, New York City

1996       "Feast for the Eyes" Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin*

1996       "Mid-nite Porridge" Broadway Windows, NYC

1994       "Matter into Spirit" Kim Foster Gallery, New York City*

1994       "Extended Curves" Butters Gallery, Portland, Oregon*

1994       "From the Garden" Alisan Fine Arts Ltd. Hong Kong*

1993       "Existential Attainment" Lungmen Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan*

1991       "Images from Beyond" Butters Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1991       "Nature Reborn: From Archaeology to Science Fiction" Exit Art, New York City

1990       "Objects from Nature" Chinese American Arts Council, New York City


Selected Recent Group Exhibitions

2011       Abrazo Interno Gallery,ClementeSoto Velez Cultural Center, NYC "Boom Box"

2010       Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University, Brookville, NY “Connetion:Nature”

2009       Museum of Chinese in America, NYC “Here and Now”*

2009       China Square Gallery,NYC “Unbound”

2008       Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, China “New Ink Art: Innovation and Beyond”*

2008       National Academy Museum, NYC “The 183th Annual”*

2008       Crossing Art, Flushing, NY “Back to the Garden”*

2007      Nathan Cumming Foundation, NYC "Keep the Change"

2007      Lesley Heller Gallery, NYC "Town & Country"

2006       He Xiangning Museum, Shenzhen, China “5th Int’l Ink Biennial of Shenzhen”*

2006       Wave Hill, Bronx, NY : “Transplant Transculture”*

2005       UBS Gallery, NYC: Along the Way: “MTA Art for Transit”*

2005       Laumeier Sculpture Park, St.Louis, MO: “Material Terrain” (Traveling Exhibition)*

2004       International Artist Museum, Lodz, Poland: "Lodz Biennale"*

2004       Zimmerli Museum, New Brunswick, NJ "Crosscurrents in the Mainstream"*

2004       Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI "Metamorphosis"

2003       Katonah Museum of Art, NY " Food Matters"

2002       The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY "To Scale"

2001       Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, Va " All Terrain"*

2000       Exit Art, NYC "The End"

1999       Atlanta Collegeof Art, Atlanta, GE. " As far as the eye can see"*

1997       Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY:"1997 Biennial Exhibition of Public Art"

1995       Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "Elusive Source"




Recent Public Art Awards

2009       City of Chicago, O’hara International Airport, Terminal 2

2004          Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia, Tivoli Townhouse, Philadelphia, PA
2003          Dept. of Transportation & Public Works, Yauco, Puerto Rico

2002       Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon

1999       MTA, Delancey/Essex Streets Station, NYC

1999       Economic Development Corp of NY, Flushing Queens

1998       GSA, US Court House, Seattle, Washington

1998       Percent for Art, Staten Island Ferry Terminal, NYC

Selected Reviews            

OregonLive.com,"Ming Fay comes 'Full Circle 'at Butters " Bob Hicks, August 2011

Sculpture Magazine, Review, "New York, Ming Fay, 456 Gallery", Jonathan Goodman, November 2010

World Sculpture News, "Sculpture in New York-The Problem of Content", Robert Morgan Summer 2010

Santa Fe/North Journal(NM) “The Ways of Nature” Kim Russo, September 5. 2008

Art in America, Review of Exhibitions: New York, “Ming Fay and Chihung Yang at 2x13”, Jonathan Goodman, May, 2007

All Art Magazine (China)”A Wonderful “Garden” from FeiMingjie” Wong Leong, March,2007

The New York Times(NJ)”The Hanging Gardens of Unearthly Delights”Benjamin Genocchio,April 17,2005

Star-Ledger (NJ) “Sculptor’s giant ‘Garden of Desire’” Dan Bischoff, April8,2005

The New York Times(NJ)”Mixing Colors, Blending Cultures” Benjamin Genocchio, April 18, 2004

Sculpture Magazine, "A Decorative Reading of Nature: Ming Fay" Jonathan Goodman, September, 2003

South China Morning Post (HK) “Seeds of Truth” Denise Simmons, January11, 2002

The New York Times (NY) "Garden of Qian by Ming Fay" Grace Glueck, February 27,1998

The New York Times (NY) "Hudson Valley Conversations" Roberta Smith, July 18, 1997

The New York Times (NY)"In New Jersey, Evolution in Retrospectives" Michael Kimmelman, July 18, 1997

The Star Ledger (NJ) "Three by five: Contemporary Sculpture" Dan Bischoff, June 20, 1997

The Philadelphia Inquirer, (PA) "Painter Bride" Edward J. Sozanski, October 14, 1994

Williamette Week, (Portland, OR) "Full Circle" Ted Sawyer, June 29, 1994

The Washington Post, (DC) "In the Spirit of Nature" Mary McCoy, June 25, 1994

The Standard (HK) "Ming sees fruits of his labour" Josie Brenan, Jan. 5,1994

South China Morning Post, (HK) " Ming's Fertile Garden" Margaret Sheridan, Jan.5, 1994

The Oregonian, (Portland) " Art's Herbal Essence" Randy Gragg, November 15,1991

The New York Times, (WC) "With Paper as a Starting Point" Vivien Raynor, September 15, 1991

The New York Times, (NY) "Ming Fay" Michael Brenson, February 15, 1991

The Star-Ledger, (NJ) "Food Inspires Delectable Exhibit" Eileen Watkins, November 16, 1990

The New York Times, (NJ) "Food Made Larger than Life" William Zimmer, October 28, 1990

The New York Times, (NY) "Ming Fay" Michael Brenson, February 23, 1990


Selected Catalogue Essays

“GSA Art in Architecture Selected Art Works, Washington DC 2008: Intro: Eleanor Heartney

“New Ink Art”Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, PRC 2008; Essay: Laurance Tam, Alice King

“Ming Fay/Jungle Tango” Eight Modern Gallery, Sant Fe, NM 2008; Essay: Margo Machida

“Floating Reeds” MOCA Shanghai, China 2007; Essay: Victoria Lu, Martina Koppel-Yang

“Transplanted” Kean University, NJ 2006; Essay: Zhijian Qian

“Ramapo Garden of Desire” Ramapo College, NJ. 2005;Essay:Eugenie Tsai, David Shapiro

“Material Terrain” International Arts and Artists,Washington DC 2005;Essay:Carla Hanal, Glenn Harper

"Money Tree & Monkey Pots" Montalvo, Ca.2004; Essay: Michelle Rowe-shields

"Food Matters" Katonah Museum of Art, NY 2003: Essay: Sarah Tanguy

“Hidden Seed Garden” Alison Fine Art, Hong Kong 2002 ;Essay: Arlene Raven

"From Rags to Riches: 25 years of paper Art from Dieu Donne Papermill" 2001; Essay: Donna Stein

"All Terrain” Contemporary Art Center of Virginia,Virginia Beach,Va 2001; Essay:Carla Hanzal

"Environmentally Concerned” Nathan Cummings Foundation, NYC 2000: Essay: Karen Jones

"Garden of Qian"Whitney Museum at Philip Morris NYC 1998; Introduction:Eugenie Tsai, Essay: John Yau

"Ming Fay" Queens Museum of Art at Bulova, Queens, NY 1997; Introduction: William Valerio

"Ming Fay: A Feast for the Eyes" Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan WI. 1996; Essay: Faye Hirsch

"Mutations of Ink and Paper" Taipei Gallery, NYC 1996; Essay: Wucius Wong

“Matter into Spirit” Kim Foster Gallery, NYC 1994; Essay: Robert Morgan