"I believe every daily element has [its] own life. (ironing board, chair, and underwear etc.) These form relationship among themselves. The daily use, generally hard, strong forms and structures of these objects obscures the inner meaning of their [existence]. I give these objects anthropomorphic meaning.
"The image of my work is the soft sogginess of [existence] fragments of the hard outside. I am interested in the sexuality of these objects and their sensual experience of their use. I want to portray the ambiguous instant of vulnerability and [its] intimate origin. My art captures a momentary vision of spirit that glimpsed peripherally and seen named without its outside structure. My art is not trying to present a new idea or theory, but rather is a [celebration] of a pure visual way, feeling our daily life.
I just love to play with transparent and translucent materials. They are at once wet and clear, mushy and smoky, fragile and dangerous. By demanding limited space, glass bottles themselves become water dropping in different directions. Those endless lines and bending curves made of glass cracks. I find that my new work has become less conceptual and more about personal story, as well as painterly, and informed by drawing and landscape.
The other reason I am drawn to glass and ice images may have something to do with my own name. Because I was born on Christmas day, my parents wished me pure and transparent like a piece of ice, so they named me “Bing” which means “ice” in Chinese.
I wish to be one or two of those drops of water from melting ice, and later could be returned to the river or the sea.
MFA. State University of New York at Purchase, NYArt Student League, NYC (with merit scholarship)1993-1983 BA Shanghai Teachers” University, Shanghai, P.R. CHINA
2005-2007 Fashion Institute of Technology New York NY
2003-2006 Essex County College New Jersey
1996-2007 Studio in a School, 410 West 59th Street, New York, NY10019
1994 Art Education Program at Asian American Art Center, NYC Chinese Art Festival. Metropolitan Art Museum,
Education Department, NYC
1993-1994 Teaching Assistant, Sculpture Foundation Class, State University of New York at Purchase
1996 None Major sculpture program, State University of New York at Purchase
1986 Instructor, Hue Shan Art vocational School, Shanghai, P,R,CHINA
2000 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.
1997 The Joan Mitchell Foundation, Inc.
1996 Commissioned to investigate sites in New York City and propose a temporary public art project
by the Public Art Fund
1996 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.Awards MFA Scholarship, SUNY Purchase
1989-1990 Merit Scholarship, Art Student League
1989 Nessa Cohen Memorial Foundation, New York
1998 “Scattered Petals, Fallen Leaves, Shards of Glass: The Work of Bing Hu”, Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY
1996 “Open House Exhibition”, 111 Fourth Avenue, NY
1995 “Bing Hu Recent Works”. Chinese American Arts Council, Gallery 456, NY
1985 “Works of Bing Hu”, Master Gallery, Fu-dan University, Shanghai, P.R. China
2007 “Translucent, Transparent, Transported” Cheryl McGinnis Gallery
2006 “East Transplanted West” CAS Gallery, Kean University, New Jersey
2006 “Between Two Worlds”, Flushing Council and the Arts NY
2001 Select Artists & an Exhibition at ABC’s Ney York
1999 Cross-cultural Voices II: Between Memories, Asian American Art Center & the Korea Society
in collaboration with Stephen Gang Gallery, NY
1999 America in Immigrant Hands, Jamaica Art Center
1998 Global Roots: Chinese Artists working in New York, Purdue University Galleries, Indiana
1998 Asian American Artists Cross-Cultural Voices, Staller Center for the BrookArts, University at Stony Brook.NY
1998 “Half Sky” Contemporary Chinese Women Artists, Frauen Museum, Szenarien aus kunst und Geschichte, Boon, Germany
1998 “Glass House” Neuberger Museum of Art
1997 “Against the Tide” The Bronx Museum of Art
1997 “The Asian Artist in America”, Omni Gallery, Uniondale, NY
1996 “Incertitude” Eighth Floor Gallery, 473 Broadway, NY1996 “People in Glass House” Robert Lehmen Gallery, Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY
1996 “Outside-in perceptions of the found object”, Longwood Art Gallery, NY
1995 “Triennale Kleinplastik, Europe-Ostasien.” Stuttgart, Germany1995 “Women’s View“, World Bank at Washington, DC
1995 “Neighborhood” Jamaica Art Center, NY
1995 “Way Cool” Exit Art, NY
1995 “Carriage House Project” Islip Art Museum, NY
1995 Group Show, Pseudo Museum, NY,
1995 “Conversation Pieces: Innovations”, Madelyn Gallery, NY
1992 “Four Artists from China” American Museum of Natural History, NY
1991 “Nine Artists from China” Asian American Arts center, NY
1990 “China, June 4, 1989-An Art Exhibition”, PS1 Museum, NY
1989 “China, June 4”, Blum Helman Warehouse, NY
2007 Art and Times Magazine Translucent, Transparent, Transported-The work of three Chinese Artists
at the Cheryl McGinnis Gallery is Not Lost in Translation by Sara Evans. April, 2007
2007 The Village Voice Best in Show by R.C. Baker, April 17th, 2007
1998 The New York Times Work That Elevates What’s Found at the Feet, March 1
1998 The New York Times an Exhibition That Equates Craftsmanship with Artistry by Vivien Raynor, Sept. 6
1998 The Advocate & Greenwich Time Glass House by Linda Matys O’Connell, Sunday July 26
1998 World Journal Bing Hu’s Conception Art
1998 Journal and Courier “Breaking Tradition – a global out look”
1998 “MS” Magazine: Inside Cover Story, March
1996 Glass Magazine “People in Glass house” by Alison Sky, July
1996 Asian Pacific News Exhibition review by Jonathan Goodman, P.57 Feb.
1995 The Jakarta Post “Artistic Reflections of Woman’s View” by Cebe Tadjoedin
1995 Newsday’s “Turning hate into a Work of Art”, by Tina Morales, Oct. 13, P.A.37
1995 The New York Times “Projects at the Carriage House”, by Helen A. Harrison
1995 World Journal “Neighborhood”, by Lu Xiao Qin, Oct. 7
1995 Newsday’s “On a Grand Scale” by Karin Lipson
1994 New York Observer Captivating Zoo of Art, To be Young, 3-D and Way Cool” by Grace Glueck
1994 China Press “Hu Bing’s Installation”
1994 Documentation of Chinese contemporary Art “Artist Studio” Sept. P.R. China
1994 Jiangsu Pictoral Art Monthly “Over Sea Artists” P.7 Jan. P.R.China
1993 Art News “Emigre’ Artists: Rocky Landings” by Coral Lutfy, Nov.
1991 China Avant-garde Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
1991 Emigrant Artists from China Catalogue, Baruch College
1990 Daily News August, NY