Wilkes University


Sordoni Art Gallery presents the exhibition “Ying Li: Geographies,” Oct. 25-Dec. 18

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University will present Geographies by Ying Li from October 25 through December 18, 2016.  The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the exhibition’s run and attend the Opening Reception on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 4:30 – 6pm. Light refreshments will be served. 

Geographies, an exhibition of paintings by Chinese-born Ying Li, is more than images of landscapes and city scenes. This exhibition depicts the physical and metaphysical act of painting resulting in a thick and tactile surface vibrating with expression.  The paintings in the exhibition represent landscapes from four regions: New York, Colorado, Maine, and Switzerland.

Ying Li was born in Beijing, China. Before immigrating to the United States in 1983, she studied at Anhui Teachers University (1974-77), where she subsequently taught. She learned her master of fine arts degree from Parsons School of Design in 1987.  Her work has been published in the New York Times, New Yorker, Art Forum, Art in America and she received the Henry Ward Ranger Fund Purchase Award and the Edwin Palmer Memorial Prize for Painting and Certificate of Merit, all from the National Academy Museum, New York.  Li currently a Professor of Fines Arts at Haverford College.

The exhibition is organized by the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery and will be accompanied with a catalog with an essay by curator, Faye Hirsch, Associate Professor and director of the master of fine arts program, SUNY Purchase. Hirsch is an editor and critic who has published widely on contemporary art, including more than 100 articles and reviews in Art in America, where she was a senior editor from 2003 to 2013.

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The Sordoni Art Gallery is located in the Stark Learning Center on 150 River Street. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12 – 4:30pm. The gallery is closed during University holidays. For more information about this event, please contact Director Heather Sincavage at 570.408.3365 or heather.sincavage@wilkes.edu