Insomnia and Other Stories
Sunday, October 10, 2010 to Thursday, December 23, 2010
Insomnia and Other Stories features the drawing, printmaking, photography, video and sculptural installation of artist, Mary Ting. Ghostly figures, animals and literary references inhabit a realm of temporality, functioning as an evocation of loss. This exhibition includes selections from Witch, Whore, Widow; White Snake; Shan Hai Jing Bestiary; Poisons and Insomnia series. Ting's ongoing explorations reflect on superstitions and folklore with a contemporary perspective.
Mary Ting has a BFA from Parsons School of Design, studies in folk art research at the Central Academy of Art in Beijing and a MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. In 2009 and 2010 her solo exhibitions include; Witch, Whore, Widow at metaphor contemporary art, The Sleep of Reason Breeds Madness at DEAN PROJECT and Excerpts from the Dysfunctional Forest at Kentler International Drawing Space. She also participated in the 2009 Incheon Women Artists International Biennial and the Lower Eastside Printshop Keyholder Residency. Ting is the recipient of many awards including the 2010 Gottlieb Foundation individual support grant, New York Foundation for the Arts fellowships, Pollock Krasner Foundation award and Lambent Fellowship in the Arts. Ting resides in New York City and currently teaches at CUNY, John Jay College and at Transart Institute, MFA in New Media: New York and Berlin.