Cheryl McGinnis Gallery
Gallery Artists Rebecca Riley
My recent work borrows pictures from all kind of magazines, in the service of large questions about social & political values. Many of the issues are discussed in these magazines because they are questions people already think about every day. Current affairs, Political, War Health, Beauty, Fashion Population, Poverty, Luxury The Environment & the Beauty of Nature Modern Life & Technology Sex & Taboo While I am collecting image for my papercut collage, I consider each small piece and its meaning, and when each piece finds its way into my work, it brings that message & connection to the world in to my work. Every day I see, hear, feel and think about the world through magazines which people glance through & then throw away. For me, I have found importance & value in these materials as in many ways they are mirror the world around us.  SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 2014 “Finding new realities” Pace university, NewYork. The “Asia Art Fair” Asia Art week, NewYork. “Art Beijing” Zhanzhou international, Beijing, China 2013 Participate “Cut out the darkness” Panasonic launched a project to deliver solar lanterns and shades to non-electrified regions based on the designs contributed from all over the world. Ongoing project. On Paper/Grand Central at 100,MTA arts for Transit and Urban Design, Grand Central Terminal Dining Concourse, Lower Lever. Sep 2013-Sep 2014.NYC. Darkness visible, Chinese and American Artist Group Show, National Art Museum of China, curator Richard Vine, Beijing. Five Elements, site-specific public arts installation, Broadway Plaza, between 41-36street. NYC. Living in a Material World, Featuring renowned Chinese and Chinese-American contemporary artist, SUNY Orange, New York. 2012 Cutting Dreams, site-specific public arts installation, Prow Art Space, Flatiron Building, NYC Peekskill Project V, site-specific public arts installation, guest curator Cheryl McGinnis through the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art Routes: Spiritual Odyssey of 12 Chinese Artists, produced by JL Global Entertainment Inc. and sponsored by Chase Bank, traveling exhibition with documentary of the same title. August Unveiling of MTA Permanent Arts for Transit: Bay Parkway Landmark Station, D Line, Brooklyn, NY, Design for Laminated Glass Work, Public Art (awarded in 2010), highlighted on PBS program, Treasures of New York Hindsight-Foresight, February 6 – March 10, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, NY Witchy Women, June 1 - July 13, 73 Dee Gallery, Montclair, New Jersey Every Pictures Tells A Story, Amy Simon fine Art, Westport, CT 2011 The Point At The Infinity Of The Circle, Red Zone Gallery , Switzerland, Geneva. 2011 Paper Art Biennial National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria. (catalog) Inter-Mediate: Seliected Contemporary Chinese-American Art, Sarnoff Museum, The College of New Jersey. Ocean Fantasy, The Fashion Center Space for Public Art, New York, NY 2010 Cut It Up! Contemporary Papercutters Exhibition, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY Song Xin: Contemporary Palimpsest, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York, NY MTA Permanent Arts for Transit: Bay Parkway Landmark Station, D Line, Brooklyn, NY, Design for Laminated Glass Work Push/Pull, Dumbo Arts Festival, New York Foundation for the Arts, The Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists The Last Loft Show, Puffin Room Gallery, Not-for-Profit, New York, NY 2009 Breaking Lines: Hu Bing & Xin Song, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York, NY Trans-formation, Art Next Gallery, New York, NY Seeds of the Wild, Puffin Room Gallery, Not-for-Profit, New York, NY 2008 Coney Island, Maybe? Puffin Room Gallery, Not-for-Profit, New York, NY Song Xin: New Bloom, Tao Water Gallery, Provincetown, MASong Xin, Fine Art Work Center Gallery. Provincetown, MA Touched by Women’s Hands, Lin Yan Guest Curator, Catalogue, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York, NY Visual Art Fellow Group Exhibition, Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM), Provincetown, MA BIBLIOGRAPHY/ PUBLICATION S30 minute documentary interview “In Focus”, SinoVision Channel on cable channel 73,Jan 2014 Xinsong’s paper architecture at Grand Central station, Installation magazine issue 34, 2013 Xin Song :On Paper,Grand Central at 100,New York Post, Oct 1, 2013 Xin Song: Grand Central at 100, World Journal, New York, Oct 12, 2013 Xin Song: Grand Central at 100, China Press, New York, Oct 12, 2013 Xin Song: Grand Central at 100, China News Agency, Oct 12, 2013 Xin Song: Five elements, The Columbia Journalist, 2013 Xin Song: Five Elements, China News Agency, July 12, 2013 Xin Song: Five elements, World Journal, New York, July 12, 2013 Xin Song:Five elements, China Press, New York, July 12, 2013 Xin Song: Five elements, WWD News, 2013 Xin Song: Five Elements, DNA info, 2013Cutting Dream: Asian Art News review June. Robert C Morgan.2013 Xin Song: Cutting Dream, World Journal, New York, Dec 06, 2012 Xin Song: Cutting Dream, China Press, New York, Nov 30, 2012 Cutting Dreams: Xin Song Lights Up NewYork with Chinese Folk Motifs, Tina Seligman, Art of the Times fall/winter issue, 2012 Treasures of New York, MTA Arts in Transit, PBS WLIW (Channel 21) – June 27, 2012 at 7pm; WNET (Channel 13) – July 5, 2012 at 8:30pm Femininity in Contemporary Asian Women Artist Works from China,Korea and USA---If the Shoe Fits, by Art Historian, Patricia Karetzky, 2012 China Press, New York, May 7, 2012 Ming Bao Newspaper, New York, May 7, 2012 What Art in New York?, Beijing news, 2/19 2012 China New China, New Art, Richard Vine, Prestel USA; Revised edition (September 30, 2011) Artist of the Month: XinSong, Revisiting the Garden of Eden, by Michèle Vicat, 3dotswater.com.October 2010. Rock, Paper, Scissors: Breaking Lines, Joe Bendick, Chelsea Clinton News, New York, NY, May 28, 2009 Review of Breaking Lines at Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, Sing Tao Daily, New York, NY, May 20, 2009 Touched by Women’s Hands, Catalogue, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York, NY, 2008 Dream and Fish, Book Cover image for Provincetown Writing Fellow, 2008 AWARDS & RESIDENCIES 2012 MTA Arts for Transit: 6 Line, Bronx NY, Finalist with Honorarium for Design for Ironworks 2012 MTA Arts for Transit: M Line, Brooklyn NY, Finalist with Honorarium for Design for Ironworks 2010 MTA Permanent Arts for Transit: Bay Parkway Landmark Station, D Line, Brooklyn, NY, Design for Laminated Glass Work 2010 MTA Arts for Transit: D Line, Brooklyn NY, Finalist with Honorarium for Design for Ironworks 2010 Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Center, New York, NY 2010 The Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY 2007 Puffin Foundation for art Grant 2007-2008 Provincetown Fellowship, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA TEACHING ARTIST RESIDENCIES AND WORKSHOPS 2012 Visiting Artist Lecture, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA 2012 Chinese Paper Cutting Techniques, 150th Anniversary Event for Flushing Town Hall, Smithsonian Affiliate, Flushing, NY 2010 Artist-in-Residence, Art E, Art Enlightenment for Children, Cheryl McGinnis, New York, NY 2010 Shadow Puppet Workshops, Flushing Town Hall, Smithsonian Affiliate, Flushing, NY 2010 Shadow Puppet and Paper Cutting Workshop,P.S 1662009 Shadow Puppets and Paper Cutting Workshop, Calhoun private school, New York,NY 2008 Shadow Puppets and Paper Cutting Workshop, Public School 26205Q, Bayside, NY 2008 Kids Art Partners in Education, 6-week Program, Fine Art Work Center, program.6 week workshop 2008 Shadow Puppets and Paper Cutting Workshop, Puffin Grant, 4-week workshop, SoHo, Chinatown, New York, NY 2006-2007 Shadow Puppet Workshops, Brooklyn students and Brooklyn Public Libraries, NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs and the Ford Foundation/Brooklyn Art Council 2001 English Bridge, Featured artist & instructor for Chinese paper cuts, program on China Central Television. EDUCATION 1994 Graduated Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China 1990 Beijing Haidian Art Vocational School, Major: Fine Art, Beijing, China

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