Xiaoqing Ding is originally from Beijing, China, and is currently based in New York. With eight years of traditional Asian Arts training and exposure to American culture in more recent years, her artwork is a captivating mixture of old world technique and modern subject matter. Working with egg tempera, silverpoint, oil and pastel, her imagery explores the nature of sexuality, identity and personal politics. Ding references symbolism from her Chinese heritage, combined with influences such as Greek mythology, European fairytale and Medieval studies. The resulting body of work is a fusion of mysterious narratives which focus on timeless sentiments and personal struggles between good and evil.
2001 Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture.
2001 MFA Hoffberger School of painting, Maryland Institute College of Art.
1995 BA Central Academy of Arts and Design, Beijing, China
1990 Graduate with Honors Beijing Arts and Crafts School, China
Award and Fellowship
2012 L'Abbaye de La Prée , France. Fellowship
2006 Artists Alliance Studio Program NYC
2005 Henry Street Settlement, NYC, Fellowship
2005 The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, PA, Fellowship
2005 KHN Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, Fellowship
2005 Galesburg Civic Art Center Illinois, Fellowship
2005 Artists’ Enclave at I-Park Connecticut, Fellowship
2005 Rocky Mountain National Park Artist-In –Residence Program Fellowship
2005 The Julia and David White Artists’ Colony Fellowship
2004 Atlantic Center For the Arts Fellowship
2004 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship
2002 Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Artist Grant
2001 The Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation Grant
2001 The Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant
2001 MFA Excellence painting Award, Maryland Institute College of Art
2001 Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown fellowship
2001 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture summer full scholarship
2010 Jonathan Levine Gallery, NYC
2007 Roq La Rue gallery, Seattle.
2004 Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe
2003 DNA Gallery, Provincetown
2002 Hudson D. Walker Gallery, MA
1998 Ponka City Art Center, Oklahoma.
2012 Musée de l'érotisme, Paris. France
2012 Copro Gallery. CA.
2011 Mairie du 13e, 1 Place d’Italie , Paris, France.
2010 Lead Poisoning”, Last Rites Gallery, NYC.
2010 Five Year Anniversary Show, Jonathan Levine Gallery. NYC
2009 “Make love no war”, Art Next gallery, NYC
2009 “Monster” show, CoproNason gallery, CA
2008 Jonathan Levine gallery at Aqua and Scope Miami.
2008 “Know” show at Gen Art Vangard Fair, Art Miami.
2008 Hi-Fructose Group art Exhibition. CoproNason Gallery, CA.
2008 “The tales we tell”, Lonsdale Gallery , Toronto.
2008 Separate lives, Jonathan Levine Gallery, NY.
2007 Art Basel Miami, Pop Art Studios.
2007 Aqua Art Miami, Roq La Rue Gallery.
2007 Asian Contemporary Art Fair. 2x13 Gallery, NYC.
2007 The Diane and Sandy Besser Collection, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco.
2007 Two person show, Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle.
2007 Jonathan Levine Gallery. NY
2007 The Reality Show, 2x13 Gallery, NYC
2007 Fever Pitch, Delaware Art Museum, Delaware.
2006 The Variety Show, Falling Cow Gallery, Philadelphia.
2006 “Blush” Bambi Gallery, Philadelphia
2006 The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Florida
2006 “Fresh”, Museum of Glass, International Center for Contemporary Art. Washington
2006 “Art for Healing”, Mushroom Arts, NYC
2005 Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe
2006 Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe
2006 Moore Gallery of Art & Design, Philadelphia
2005 New Erotix, Art @Large Gallery, NYC
2005 The Puffin Room Gallery, NYC
2005 Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe
2005 Cahoon Museum of American Art, MA
2003 JMF show, CUE Foundation, NYC
2002 PFAWC, Boston Center for the Arts
2002 Genetic Imprints, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA