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Ink in Motion:
The Art of Sio Ieng Ng

Aug 9 – Dec 2 2007

Seattle Asian Art Museum

Please note this gallery will be closed December 3–10, 2007.

For centuries, artists have expressed their feelings and visions through their brushwork and ink-play. In the works by Sio Ieng (Cindy) Ng, ink no longer remains a passive medium for the artist. Years ago the routine of washing brushes became an illuminating moment when she observed the beauty of ink draining into the sink. It was the desire to capture ink in motion that inspired her No Limit video series, in which ink is given a life of its own, unrestrained by the brush. Through its pulsating flow and altered tonality, forms and patterns emerge from the formlessness of ink when it is mixed with water. These forms are best captured in the photographs and works on paper and canvas that were inspired by the video series.

Sio Ieng (Cindy) Ng was born in Macau in 1966. In the early 1990s she studied etching at the Slade School of Fine Arts at London University. While in London she also studied Chinese painting and calligraphy at the British Museum. She has won several awards including the best printmaking prize from the Academy of Visual Arts of Macau in 1992, and the Honor Prize of Western Painting from the Third Biennial Art of Macau in 1997. Her work has been shown in the Today Art Museum in Beijing, Taipei Fine Art Museum and the Dadao Museum, Taiwan, and the Orient Foundation Gallery in Macau. Cindy currently resides in Taiwan.

–Josh Yiu, Foster Foundation Assistant Curator
of Chinese Art

Generous in-kind support for this exhibition was provided by Banco Nacional Ultramarino, Fundação Macau, Instituto Cultural do Governo, Cable Eight, and Dragon Foundation with Love.
Trees, 2006, Sio Ieng Ng, Chinese, b. 1966, photograph, 78 3/4 x 67 in., Collection of the artist

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