MFA Lecture Series begins Monday, Sept 9 with Painter Ying Li
Lectures will take place at 11:00 a.m. in Viewing Room 2 in the basement of White Hall, midtown campus.
Ying Li, a painter, works in the zone where abstraction and representation meet. Her training in Chinese painting and calligraphy has developed a brushwork both free and disciplined. New York art critic and curator David Cohen wrote: “She has a touch to die for in terms of bravura paint handling and innate good taste.”
Born in Beijing, China, Ying Li immigrated to the U.S. in 1983 and received her MFA from Parsons School of Design. She is currently Associate Professor at Haverford College where she was Chair of the Fine Arts Department from 2003-2007.
Represented by Lohin Geduld Gallery in NY, she has had numerous exhibitions, with reviews in the New York Times, Art Forum, and Art in America, among others. In 2004, she was awarded the Edwin Palmer Memorial Prize for painting from the National Academy in NY. One year ago, a solo show of Ying Li’s work was held at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College, accompanied by a 36-page catalogue. No Middle Way, the title of the show, “reflects her working attitude, in which she enters full-force into unfamiliar territory, literal and artistic, employing observations, memories, art historical knowledge, and pure instinct . . . ” (Franklin Einspruch)
Scott Bakal, an Illustrator comes to WCSU Thursday, September 26, 2013.