November 11, 2017 - December 2, 2017
Reception Nov 11, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Bai Ming, is a contemporary ceramic artist and painter born in September 1965 in Yugan, Jiangxi Province of China. He is the Director of the Department of Ceramic Art in the Academy of Arts & Design of Tsinghua University. In July 2014, the special exhibition “Bai Ming” was held at the Museum Cernuschi to celebrate “the 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of China-France Diplomatic Relations” by French Ministry of Foreign Affairs，Chinese Ministry of Culture and Chinese Culture Center. Since 1996，Bai ming had 17 solo exhibitions in China and overseas. Bai Ming has published 14 books regarding his own personal work and collections. He has also published 11 series of books for a total of 28 volumes.
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Lacoste Gallery is pleased to present Chinese ceramic artist and painter Bai Ming’s first solo exhibition in the East Coast, BAI MING: SOLO from November 11 – December 2, 2017. Bai Ming is an artist with an illustrious art career in China as well as abroad. His recent successful retrospectives were at the Museum of Asian Art, Paris and Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT), Lisbon. Notably in 1998, he exhibited alongside Picasso at Taipei International Art Fair titled “Vallauris in France & Jingdezhen in China”.
Born near Jingdezhen, the birthplace of porcelain, Mr. Bai has contributed to the renewal and revival of contemporary Chinese ceramics while introducing it to a newer audience worldwide. He paints abstraction with free brush strokes and uses dots and lines on his works referencing western art thus bridging the two cultures. The work Time encapsulates his modern approach in painting on tradition vessel. The piece Lines Flow to Mountain shows Bai’s use of continuous lines to make an abstract painting and Between Ceramics and Stone an abstract sculpture references nature and man- made object.
Bai graduated from the Fine Art School in Beijing and currently serves as the Director of Ceramic Art Department at University of Tsinghua, Beijing. He works with both ceramics and paintings and is an important Chinese artist after the ‘opening’ of China in the late 1980s. He was awarded the Gold Prize at The Invitational Exhibition of China Young Ceramic Artist and for his Contribution to Promotion of the Contemporary Ceramic Art of China in the Great Hall of the People. He has published 14 books regarding his own personal work and collections.