|Artist||Fay, Ming (American, b. China 1943)|
|Technique||Paper on steel|
|Credit line||Gift of Dr. Harold F. Daum|
Fay received his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1967 and received his Masters of Fine Arts degree in 1970 from the University of California in Santa Barbara, California. Fay has been active in non-profit art organizations and the avant-garde art scene in New York. He founded a group with several other Chinese-American artists called Epoxy. Some of his recent awards and grants include artist in residence in the Art/Industry program at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center; Percent for Art, P.S. 7, Elmhurst, Queens, Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City; and Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Arts Partners Program. His work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Some of his solo exhibitions include the Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture in Hong Kong, the Kansas City Art Institute in Missouri, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Articles about his work have appeared in such publications as Art in America and Arts Magazine.
This unique sculpture is constructed of a malleable paper pulp mixture on a metal framework. Paper is Fay’s favorite choice of materials, although he also uses acrylic paint, metal, glass, clay and porcelain in some of his works. There is a sense of mortality in his mixed media sculptures since they are made of materials which will eventually decay.