Fung Ming Chip Chinese American, b. 1951
Fung was born in Guangdong Province of China(b.1951) and raised in Hong Kong. He is now based in Hong Kong after living in New York and Taipei. Apart from practicing calligraphy and seal carving, Fung also writes essays, fictions, and poems.
Fung began carving seals in 1975. He holds the view that seals should be an art form independent from its impression-making function. To free seal carving from its functional purposes, Fung altered the structure of Chinese characters, compositions, the surface texture of woodblocks, and the materiality of seals. Since 1996, Fung has been devoting himself to calligraphy. Up until now, the artist has invented more than one hundred calligraphic scripts.
Fung’s works have been collected by a number of major art institutions, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the White Rabbit Collection, Sydney; the Brooklyn Museum; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, among others. Fung held a major solo retrospective at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum in 1999. He was an artist in residence at Cambridge University in 2004. In 2008, Hermes invited Fung to create a tableware pattern titled “Les Poemes du Mandarin”.
|2020||The Null Set, Fu Qiumeng Fine Art, New York, USA|
|2017||MEME, Galerie Du Monde, Hong Kong, China|
|2015||Shu-fa Sutra, Galerie Du Monde, Hong Kong, China|
|2013||Meaning in Timing, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong, China|
|Fung Ming Chip Solo Exhibition, M. Sutherland Fine Arts, New York, USA|
|2012||To Be & Not To Be, The Private Museum, Singapore|
Asia One Art Fair, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong, China
|Miami Art Fair, State of Florida, China|
|2010||Fung Ming Chip Solo Exhibition, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong, China|
Fung Ming Chip Solo Exhibition, Gebert Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
|2006||Recent Work, Fung Ming Chip, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong, China
Fung Ming Chip Solo Exhibition, Leda Fletcher Gallery, Shanghai. China & Geneva, Switzerland
|2022||The Magic of Zen, New York United Nations Header Headquarters, New York, USA|
|2019||Contemporary Chinese Art Exhibition: Arts of China Gallery Reopenings,|
|Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA|
|2018||A Brief History of the Future, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan, China|
|Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamakazi and Jerry Yang, The Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA When Less is More, Alisan Fine Arts Aberdeen, Hong Kong, China|
|2017||Art Taipei, Alisan Fine Arts, Taipei World Trade Centre, Taipei, Taiwan, China|
|2016||Magie der Zeichen, 3000 Jahre chinesische Schfiftkunst, Museum of East Asian Art,|
|The 9th International Ink Art Biennale of Shenzhen, Shenzhen Fine Art Institute, Shenzhen, China|
|2015||Tracing the Brush: Transformed Text, 1st Ink Asia, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong|
|Writing/Non-writing, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China|
|Magie der Zeichen, 3000 Jahre chinesische Schfiftkunst, Museum Rietberg, Zurich, Switzerland|
|A Tale of Two Cities, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong|
|The Garden of Winter Light, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong, China|
|Echoes of One Hand Clapping: Picturing Sound in Asian Art, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ, USA|
|2013||Noirs D’Encre. Regards Croisés, Fondation Baur Musée des Arts|
|D’Extreme-Orient, Genéve, Switzerland|
|Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA|
|2011||Ink Art vs Ink Art, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, China|
News | Brooklyn Museum Presents New Installation of the Asian Gallery, Highlighting Fung Ming Chip’s Calligraphy and Seal CarvingsBrooklyn Museum August 18, 2022Installation View ©The FQM, 2022 Brooklyn Museum has a long tradition of collecting Chinese art. Since 1909, when the museum received its first gift of...
News | Fung Ming Chip is featured at Hong Kong Museum of ArtHong Kong Museum of Art August 17, 2022Hong Kong Museum of Art “City Rhythm” The works of our artist Fung Ming Chip (b.1951) “Border script-sound seeing” (1998) and “Heart Sutra” (2010) are...
News | Five artists FQM represents are exhibiting at United NationsIn Celebration of Chinese Language Day at United Nations April 23, 2022In celebration of UN Chinese Language Day 2022, the Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China, Chinese Translation Office of DGACM/DD, and UNSRC Chinese...
News | Michael Cherney and Fung Ming-Chip are featured in Ink Dream at LACMANovember 19, 2021Artists Michael Cherney and Fung Ming-Chip are featured in Susanna Ferrell’s article The Spirit of Ink: Meditations, Apparitions, Dreamscapes on the Ink Dreams exhibition publication...
News | Auction Result | White Ground Project at Christie’s is 100% Sold.October 6, 2020Fu Qiumeng Fine Art is pleased to announce that the special project White Ground , co-organized by gallery director Fu Qiumeng and Christie’s during Christie’s...
News | Fung Ming Chip’s Light Line Script Acquired by the Art Institute of ChicagoAugust 29, 2020Fu Qiumeng Fine Art is delighted to announce two acquisitions of work by Fung Mingchip by North American institutions: an ink on rice paperwork Light...
News | Fung Ming Chip’s wood seal entered Princeton University Art Museum’ collectionJuly 30, 2020In 2020, a wooden seal created by Fung Ming Chip, originally in the collection of Asian American Arts Centre, has recently entered the collection of...
News | Fung Ming Chip - Les Poèmes du Mandarin by HèrmesJanuary 28, 2020When we designed the Krug Room at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, we initially approached Hermès to provide the tableware. After looking through...
Fung Ming Chip | The Seals of Ming-Chip Fung by Wang FangyuFred Wang Fangyu January 28, 2020Orignally published in the brochure for the exhibition Ming-Chip Fung : The Seal 1975-1985, New York Chinese seal carving is a special form of literary...
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