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​ Mary Ting 

Mary Ting is a visual artist working in installation, drawing, sculpture, and community projects that examine cultural history, grief and nature.  Her varied work reflects on our stories - our devotions and desperations. 

Recent solo exhibitions in the NYC area include Lambent Foundation, Dean Project, metaphor contemporary art, and Kentler International Drawing Space and at the Wake Forest University, North Carolina.   International group shows include: Social Justice and the Right to be Human at the Athens School of Fine Art, Greece; 2011 Art Stays 9 ,Slovenia; 2009 International Women’s Biennale, Incheon, Korea; and the Sofia Paper Biennial, Bulgaria.


A two-time recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship,  2016 Joan Mitchell Center New Orleans Residency, 2016 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council  In Process Residency, 2010 Gottlieb Foundation individual grant, Lambent Fellowship,  Pollack Krasner Foundation among others.  Residencies include MacDowell Colony, Lower Eastside Printshop Special Editions, Dieu Donne Papermill Workspace, and others. 

Mary Ting currently teaches at CUNY John Jay College in the studio art department and the Sustainability and the Environmental Justice Program.  She is also faculty at Transart Institute MFA Program, New York/Berlin.  Mary is an avid gardener certified master composter and citizen She is also a frequent lecturer, independent curator and writer.  The crazed ravaging of the earth, the displacement of vulnerable communities and pending extinctions is what keeps her up at night and also awakens her in the morning. She is currently researching and writing about Chinese Modern History, Trauma, and the Lust for Endangered Species Parts.  She has presented at the Asia for Animals Kathmandu 2017, On Changing Human Behavior at the Jane Goodall Institute, Nepal; UC Davis, Donkey Welfare Symposium 2018; Thinking Animals 2018, St. Catherines, Ontario and at the Explorer's Club, NYC  2019.  

Mary has a bachelors degree from Parsons School of Design, NYC, a diploma from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing in Chinese folk art studies, and a masters degree from the Vermont School of Fine Art.


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