MING YING HONG BIO

BIOGRAPHY

Ming Ying Hong is an interdisciplinary artist based in Starkville, Mississippi. She has exhibited throughout the United States in spaces such as the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, Mildred Lane Kemper Museum in St. Louis, and CICA Museum in South Korea. In 2021, she was awarded a Robert M. Hearin Fellowship and was named the Mississippi State Fellow by South Arts.

Ming received her BFA from the University of Kentucky and was a Danforth Scholar at Washington University in St. Louis, where she received her MFA in visual art. Currently, she teaches at Mississippi State University. She is represented by B. Deemer Gallery-Wheelhouse Art in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

My work explores bodies at the margins, questioning the way we define, categorize, and assign power to them. Recognizable forms are fragmented, defamiliarized, and remixed to conflate the masculine with the feminine, the dead with the alive, the ideal and the grotesque. By combining these seemingly contradictory elements together, opposites which once defined each other overlap--ultimately dismantling the system in which one definition is privileged over another. Masculinity no longer prevails over the feminine; strength no longer prevails over the delicate; and stability no longer prevails over the broken. Instead, the work encourages us to examine the in-between spaces of these binaries—the spaces that fall outside of our clear-cut definitions and hierarchies.

 

 

EDUCATION

2015 MFA, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

2011 BFA in Drawing and Painting; Minor in Art History, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022 Disjunction and Other Works (forthcoming), Wilson Hall Gallery, University of Alabama Huntsville, Huntsville, AL

2021 Disjunction and Other Works, Western Illinois University Gallery C, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

2020 Not This Or That, The Art Gallery, Broward College South Campus, Pembroke Pines, FL

2019 Disjunction and Other Works, McMaster Gallery, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

2018 Disjunction, Rall Gallery, Doane College, Crete, NE

Conditions of Uncertainty, popblossom, Norfolk, VA

2012 Untitled, Green Building Gallery, Louisville, KY

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021 12th Annual Drawing Discourse Exhibition, Juried by Pamela Phatismo Sunstrum, University of North Carolina Asheville, Asheville, NC

Up Close & Personal, Juried by Anna Conlan, Neil C. Trager Director of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at

SUNY New Paltz, Pouchkeepsie, NY

2020 Clearly Human IV, Juried by Thomas Piche Jr. (Director of Daum Museum), St. Louis Artist Guild, St. Louis, MO

30 Under 30, Juried by Kelly Kivland (Curator for Dia Art Foundation), Viridian Artists, New York, NY

The New Vanguard: Exploration of the New Contemporary, Keep Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

Faculty Exhibition 2020, The Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS

2019 Lines of Thought, CICA Museum, Gimpo, South Korea

56th Annual Juried Competition, Juried by Catherine Futter (Curatorial Director, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art), Masur Museum, Monroe, LA

Opposites, Juried by Caitee Hoglund (Director of 13FORESTS), Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA

37th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Juried by Janet Ballweg, Bradley University Galleries, Bradley University, Peoria, IL

30th National Drawing and Print Exhibition, Juried by Ginervra Shay (former Artistic Director of The Contemporary), Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD

2018 Gulf South Regional Showcase, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2018 Works on Paper, Juried by Kim Conaty (Curator of Drawing and Prints, The Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC), Long Beach Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Loveladies, NJ

2017 Great Lakes Drawing Bienniale, Juried by Claire Gilman (Chief Curator, Drawing Center, NYC) Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

Drawing Resurfaced II, Fountain Gallery, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

2016 Inspired Lines: Appleton Drawing Biennial, Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, Ocala, FL

Flesh + Bone II, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC

2015 Ley Lines, Hammond Gallery, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL

Surface in Tension, TechArtista, St. Louis, MO

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Mildred Lane Kemper Museum, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Female Bodies and Icons, Curated by Daniel Pfalzgraf for Green Building Gallery, Louisville, KY

2014 Ruin and Renewal, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Bodies, North Seattle Community College Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

Parabola: Collabola, Des Lee Gallery, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

MFA First Year Exhibition, Des Lee Gallery, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

2013 Proof that 2=1: Parabola, Des Lee Gallery, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Stasis, Curated by Sarah Hahn for Awesome Inc., Lexington, KY

Conditional Reality, Curated by Aaron Skolnick for Griffins Modern Motel Gallery, Lexington, KY

Baby Come Back, Ice Box Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

AWARDS

2021 South Arts Mississippi State Fellow, South Arts

Robert M. Hearin Entrepreneaurship Fellow, The Robert M. Hearin Foundation, Jackson, MS

2020 30 Under 30 Director's Choice, Juried by Vernita Nemec, Viridian Artists, New York, NY

Clearly Human IV Honorable Mention, Juried by Thomas Piche Jr. (Director of Daum Museum), St. Louis Artist Guild, St. Louis, MO

ORED Domestic and International Faculty Travel Grant, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS

2019 Artist Mini-grant, Mississippi Arts Council, Jackson, MS

2017 International Drawing Annual Finalist, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2016 Artist Support Grant, Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis, MO

2015 2015 Artist, Community Supported Arts, St. Louis, MO

2014 Graduate School of Art Graduate Student Production Grant, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

2013 Danforth Scholarship, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

2012 International Drawing Annual Finalist, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2021 Artist Overlaps Opposites to Create New Perspective by Rich Egger, Tri-States Public Radio, Feb 19

2020 30 Under 30 Curatorial Statement by Kelly Kivland (Curator for Dia Art Foundation), Viridian Artists, New York, NY, Mar 20

Clearly Human IV (exh. cat.), St. Louis Artist Guild, St. Louis, MO, Jun 1

Expanded Drawing Practices Blog by Nicole Lenzi, expandeddrawingpractices.blogspot.com, Jan 15

2019 Lines of Thought Exhibition Catalogue, CICA Museum, October Issue

'Amalgamations' offers new perspective on gender, beauty, identification by Stephanie Allen, The Daily Gamecock, Oct 1

From the Gallery, Mississippi State University, September Installment

2018 Ming Ying Hong Finds Sublimity in Uncertainty by Shannon Jay, Popscure, Mar 3

Ming Ying Hong: Conditions of Uncertainty Press Release, Work Program Architects, Jan 23

2017 International Drawing Annual 11, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Drawing Resurfaced II (exh. cat.), Purdue University, IL

Friday Featured Artist: Ming Ying Hong, ALT Daily, Aug 28

2015 Ley Lines (exh. cat.), Jacksonville State University, AL

Surface in Tension (exh. cat.), TechArtista, St. Louis, MO

Fifty Shares, Nine Artists, One City: CSA–STL Starts its Second Season, St. Louis Magazine, Jun 4

MFA 2015 (exh. cat.), Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

2014 Ming Ying Hong, New Baroque [nbaroque.com], Nov 12

2013 International Drawing Annual 7 (exh. cat.), Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2012 A Debut of Drawings, Louisville.com, Feb 7

 

LECTURES & WORKSHOPS

2021 Panelist for 2021 Southern Prize and State Fellowships Ceremony, Jun 14

Panelist for Building Resilience in the Classroom, FATE: Infrastructure, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (virtual), Apr 15

2019 Disjunction and Other Works Artist Talk, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, Oct 2

Drawing on Mylar Workshop, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, Oct 2

2018 Disjunction Artist Talk, Doane University, Crete, NE, Nov 11

2017 Panelist for Exceeding Expectations of Art Appreciation, FATE: Beyond the Core, Kansas City, MO, Apr 7

Senior Show Reviewer, Chowan University, Murfreesboro, NC, Apr 21

Senior Portfolio Reviewer, Tidewater Community College, Portsmouth, VA, April 28

2016 Arts Administration and Individual Practice Panelist, Yeyo Arts Collective, St. Louis, MO, Mar 11

 

RESIDENCIES

2011 Tyler Summer Sculpture and Painting Intensive, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

2013 Vermont Studio Residency, Johnson, VT

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2021-P Foundations Coordinator for the Department of Art, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS

2018-P Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS

2016-18 Lecturer, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA