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STATEMENT As an artist my work whether in the form of an installation, drawing, sculpture, book, print or community social project, evolves around the poetics of grief, memory, trauma and our longing and loss of nature. Researching the past to understand the present and activate our futures is an integral part of my work.
BIOGRAPHY Mary Ting is an artist, creative thinker, researcher, writer and educator. Ting utilizes visual art, community projects, writing, research and lectures as a means to reflect and comment on cultural history, trauma and the loss of nature.
Ting’s retrospective, Our Hive Is Sick at Univ. of Mass Amherst featured thirty years of sculpture, installations, books, drawings, prints and community projects. Recent press include an interview with editor Amy Brady of Artists and Climate Change, the Kala Chaupal feature and the Truthout article on Covid-era artists. Prior solo exhibitions include Lambent Foundation, Dean Project, metaphor contemporary art, and Kentler Drawing Space. Ting has received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Gottlieb Foundation, Pollack Krasner Foundation, and residencies at the Joan Mitchell Center NOLA, Dieu Donne, Lower Eastside Printshop, LMCC Governor’s Island, Millay Colony and the MacDowell Colony among others.
Mary teaches in both the art department and the environmental justice program at John Jay College. She is a frequent lecturer on topics on an array of topics from bookarts to wildlife trafficking.